About Park High School
Park High School is a vibrant, successful 11-16 school situated in the heart of the town of Colne. Over the years we have become the school of choice for our community. We are consistently oversubscribed and as a founding member of the Pennine Trust, we have built strong partnerships with our local schools. We are outward facing in our teaching and learning and innovative in offering a wide range of professional opportunities for our staff.
As a result of being oversubscribed, we are embarking on the next wave of recruitment for the highest calibre of staff who can help us make sure no one is left behind.
So why work at Park High School?
Teaching and Learning
At Park High School we believe in life long learning; learning that is an enjoyable experience for all. Quality first teaching is at the core of everything we do. Every student is entitled to experience a variety of teaching and learning styles which enable them to achieve their full potential and be the best they can be. We aim, through successful teaching and learning underpinned by researching practice, to develop the whole child and to enable our students to become life long learners.
Leaders consistently evaluate the effectiveness of teaching and learning within their departments and seek opportunities for regular developmental feedback and training, which creates the strong, supportive and vibrant culture at Park High School.
There is a firm and fair approach to behaviour, underpinned by an ethos of positive relationships. Students and staff in the Park family strive to be the best they can be. Teachers pass on a love of their subject and prioritise the planning and teaching of their lessons. School leaders are also life long learners.
The fundamental responsibilities applying to all classroom teachers are set down in the current Professional Standards for Teachers document which are summarised below. All teaching staff will be responsible to the appropriate Head of Department or Faculty for their teaching role and to the appropriate Head of Year for their pastoral role.
''All teaching staff shall perform, in accordance with any direction which may reasonably be given to them by the Headteacher from time to time, such particular duties as may reasonably be assigned to them'.”
1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
- establish a safe and stimulating environment for pupils, rooted in mutual respect
- set goals that stretch and challenge pupils of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions
- demonstrate consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils.
2. Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
- be accountable for pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes
- be aware of pupils’ capabilities and their prior knowledge, and plan teaching to build on these
- guide pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching.
- encourage pupils to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study.
3. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
- have a secure knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, foster and maintain pupils’ interest in the subject, and address misunderstandings
- demonstrate a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas, and promote the value of scholarship
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