Cover Manager / Data & Assessment Officer
Leventhorpe, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 9BY
This job expired on 31 January 2022 – see similar jobs
Expected start date
As soon as possible
31 January 2022 at 12:00pm
21 January 2022
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- Education phase
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- School size
- 1370 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
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- School website
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Leventhorpe School is an outstanding mixed, 11-19 secondary school and sixth form in the historic market town of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. The school became a Business and Enterprise Academy in August 2011. The intake at age 11 is drawn mainly from the pleasant and prosperous towns of Sawbridgeworth and Bishop's Stortford and from the surrounding villages. Demand for places in the school is very high with over four applications for each place.
In 2016 the school expanded its roll from 6 forms of entry to 8 forms of entry in order to meet local demand. To accommodate our expanding roll Leventhorpe is undergoing an extensive £12 million capital build programme including a Science and Sixth Form block, state of the art Performing Arts and English block recently completed. In recent years investment has included a £6 million Sports Complex (sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, all weather pitch and floodlit tennis courts), £1 million Learning Resource Centre, re-modelling of Design & Technology facilities and £150k annual investment in ICT provision.
The school places a high priority on academic achievement as demonstrated at the last full OFSTED inspection when the school was graded “Outstanding” in each of the five categories. All staff are expected to play their role in ensuring the best possible outcomes for each and every student. We are proud of our historic pass rates in all subjects, with a large percentage of our highest grades achieving well above the national average. Teachers, students and parents place a very high value on behaviour and care which helps to promote a highly cohesive and effective learning community.
Leventhorpe is also the lead school for School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) within the Bishop’s Stortford Educational Trust (BSET) and has strong links with universities. The school hosts placements for trainees in a wide choice of subjects and is a long-standing partner school with Cambridge University for PGCE.
Significant investment has been made in staff training to develop approaches to teaching and learning. There is a strong focus on developing high performing teams at different levels in the organisation. This has helped to form a culture with shared vision and values and a constant drive to improve learning opportunities for students.
Subject departments are organised on a Faculty basis. The responsibility for the preparation of schemes of work and for monitoring their delivery lies with the Head of Faculty, overseen by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The school places a high value on assessment for learning and each student undergoes regular assessments in each subject.
The School upholds traditional values of uniform, discipline, homework, punctuality and polite behaviour. Each of Years 7 – 11 is organised into mixed ability tutor groups and overseen by a Head of Year who oversees the academic and social development of students as they progress through the School. Form Tutors monitor their form members’ progress and liaise closely with pastoral heads.
In addition, each tutor group is assigned to one of eight Houses: Barnard, Cutforth, Fawbert, Lawrence, Moore, Newsom, Rivers and Wilkins. House Leaders organise a host of lively house events throughout the year such as talent competitions, quizzes and sporting events.
An extensive extra-curricular menu is available to all students. A comprehensive timetable of clubs offers something for everyone, from Rock Band to Astronomy Club. A strong emphasis is placed on supporting students not just in lessons but also outside the curriculum. Staff and students' interest and enthusiasm in these groups is high. Music and drama productions are staged frequently to support the musical life of school. 10% of students are admitted on the basis of musical aptitude into year 7. Students are also encouraged to represent the school in a variety of sports.
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