Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College has fantastic students, supportive parents, passionate teachers and enormous potential to continue its trajectory of improvement. In May 2017, Ofsted judged the school as good in all areas and the yearly improvements in our student’s examination outcomes continues to evidence this. Cottingham High School is a true comprehensive with an exciting and eclectic mix of students who are, of course, our greatest assets. Staff are challenged in their teaching by both our High Starters, many of whom secure places at Russell Group universities, and by those who rely on us for the extra support and care they can sometimes need. Our students are an absolute delight. They help each other and have a strong sense of responsibility for each other and for their school. The staff, teaching and non-teaching, are a team of professionals dedicated to supporting all our students in realising their potential. Relationships between staff and students are one of the primary reasons that outcomes are strong: excellent classroom practice, interventions and pastoral care have resulted in impressive whole school examination performance and an excellent retention rate in our Sixth Form.
We place great emphasis on staff wellbeing and have recently invested heavily in this area with a brand-new gym, a staff wellbeing garden and free yoga and relaxation lessons. Our staff wellbeing group is made up of colleagues from all areas of our workforce and focus on improving the working environment and activities for all of our staff. Additional to the academic focus are the exciting enrichment opportunities we offer all our students, which is outstanding, ranging from challenge activities delivered to our High Starters, regular sporting events to whole school concerts and performances. We have no doubt that Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College will become an outstanding school in many areas of our work, but this is not the driver for us. We want to provide the very best educational experience for every young person in our local area. This is our motivation.
The school has always been at the heart of Cottingham, with most of our students walking or cycling to school and therefore interacting with their community. Our parents work in partnership with us and hold the school in high esteem, as is clear from Parent View with 100% stating that they would recommend our school to another parent. As a result of our parents’ faith in the school and the continuous improvement seen over a sustained period, we are delighted to see our school intake in Year 7 and Year 12 increase year on year. Our Consortium Sixth Form College strengthens us post 16. We encourage our Year 12 and 13 students to be role models and give assistance to the younger students and they do not disappoint. We strongly encourage visits to the school. If you wish to take advantage of this, please contact the school to arrange a convenient time to be shown around.
Cottingham High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 9am Tuesday 30th August 2022. To apply for this role please use the website link.
Interviews will hopefully be held week commencing 5th September.
Please note, if you have not been contacted by Friday 9th September 2022, your application has been unsuccessful.