Prince Henry’s High School

Prince Henry’s High School

Prince Henry’s High School is a 13-18 co-educational comprehensive school with 1,245 pupils, including a strong Sixth Form of over 330. Situated just north of Evesham town centre, the school occupies a large campus of 18 acres with extensive playing fields, a 312-seat theatre (Evesham Art Centre), sports hall and Sixth Form centre. The site reflects our history and development over time and provides the very latest in modern teaching technology including, from September 2013, a second Apple Mac teaching suite, refurbished Maths and English classrooms, an air-conditioned library and new windows.

In 2011, Prince Henry’s converted to Academy status, a change which brought with it exciting opportunities and freedom to deliver the most appropriate curriculum for our students. Over the past 10 years, Prince Henry’s gained two specialisms, in Modern Languages and Mathematics & Computing, which allowed us to extend our offering to all students in these subjects, providing vital skills for their future in an increasingly communication-led world.

Why train with us?

• Prince Henry’s has been judged ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in 2006, 2010, Science Dept 2011, and most recently in 2013 in all four categories (Achievement, Teaching & Learning, Behaviour and Safety; and Leadership and Management). 

• ‘The school provides an exceptionally high quality of education for its students.  They make outstanding progress in their academic and personal development. Students are very proud of their school.  Their behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary.’ Ofsted (May 2013) 

• There is a culture of high expectations and achievement, with results well above the national average.  In 2013 87% of our pupils achieved A*-C at GCSE, 70% including Eng and Maths; )

• The school is regularly oversubscribed and is genuinely comprehensive, giving trainees a full breadth of experience.

• We have an excellent track record of supporting ITT trainees (39 in the last 3 years) and pride ourselves on ensuring trainees make rapid progress and are expertly prepared to secure employment.

• All trainees are mentored by ‘Outstanding’ mentors including: A Deputy Head (Professional Mentor); a Subject Mentor; and an ‘Outstanding’ teacher from a different department.

• There is a robust Professional Studies programme (with over 30 taught sessions during the year).

• Trainee evaluations suggest high levels of satisfaction with the support and guidance they receive during their training.

Schools Direct Training Programme Places 2016-17:

For the academic year 2016-17 the number if subjects we are looking to recruit for has increased and this is a credit to the departments and the quality of support they give to trainees.

Computer Science

D+T

(food and textiles)

Drama

Economics with Business Studies

English

Geography

History

Maths

Modern Foreign Languages

Science  -Chemistry

Science – Physics

Our departments  within the school are thriving, and following the recent summer exam results they are going from strength to strength.  All of our departments have exceptionally high expectations of their learners in terms of attitude to learning and progress, and this enthusiasm for success is infectious with the Trainees.  All the departments offering School Direct Places are experienced with working in ITT and also School Direct.  A large majority of staff within the school are mentored trained, and you will receive a very high level of support and guidance through your training year.  The school also has an SLE (Specialist Leader of Education) for Initial Teacher Training and also sits on various steering groups and committees at the university of Worcester.

What we are looking for:

We are hoping to recruit a talented and motivated individual, who is enthusiastic about helping young people achieve their potential.  The successful candidate will be organised, efficient, have excellent communication skills, and establish excellent relationships with colleagues and pupils.  They will respond positively to advice, act with integrity, and embrace the school’s culture of high expectations and achievement.

Selection Criteria:

Degree or Equivalent:  A good Honours Degree (2:1 or above) in a Mathematics related subject.

GCSE: Grade C at GCSE (or equivalent) in English language and Mathematics is essential for all applicants.  (The University organises alternative examinations for candidates without these qualifications.)

Pre-Entry Skills Test:

Applicants must pass skills tests in literacy and numeracy before commencing the course.  We would expect applicants to have booked their skills test prior to being interviewed.

Contact: Mr Andy Duffy ( Assistant Headteacher and Professional Mentor)

Ros Fenney ( Teaching School Administrator)

Email: AD@princehenrys.worcs.sch.uk

Mrs R Fenney (RFenney@princehenrys.worcs.sch.uk)