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Introduction to Wickersley School

Dear Candidate:

Thank you for your interest in a post at Wickersley School and Sports College.

Wickersley School and Sports College is a high performing, OFSTED outstanding 11-18 school (2008 and 2013). We are oversubscribed with more than 2100 students and a yearly intake of 340. We consider ourselves to be a genuine comprehensive school, catering for students of a wide range of abilities, needs, aspirations and backgrounds.

We are 100% child centred and believe that all children have the right to an outstanding education, and will be encouraged, supported and pushed to achieve their personal best.

Being “outstanding” doesn’t mean that we are “perfect”, and we are constantly looking for ways to improve our school.

Our inclusive Sixth Form has almost 500 young people on roll, and we offer a variety of A level and vocational courses, serving students from Wickersley and across Rotherham.

 

Wickersley Partnership Trust

Wickersley School and Sports College is a Teaching School – one of the first 100 designated in the country – and we offer significant school to school support to institutions across Yorkshire. We are the lead school in Wickersley Partnership Trust (WPT), a growing family of like-minded secondary and primary schools who form our multi – academy trust.

 

The Ethos of the School

We have clearly defined aims and values:

“We aim to send every young person out into the world able and qualified to play their full part in it”

What this means is that we want our students to leave us as confident, well-rounded, well-qualified, caring, enthusiastic young people ready to start their adult lives.

At Wickersley, we expect children to be well taught and be given the support they need, and to be pushed and challenged when they need to be.

We promote a high challenge-low fear environment, where students and staff are encouraged to have a go without fear of making a mistake.

We’re an old-fashioned school in many ways, in that we expect students – and staff! – to have good manners, to be polite and respectful to one another, to be tolerant and considerate. Our school is business-like and purposeful and students are here to work hard.  Smart dress, good attendance and punctuality underpin our success and our ethos of high expectations.

There are also countless opportunities to learn, develop, make new friends and have fun through extra-curricular activities. We’re a Sports College, and there are over 20 different sports offered throughout the year. In addition to this, we offer extra-curricular opportunities in drama, music, dance, and many other areas. There are countless trips, outings and charity events too.

Wickersley houses the Resource Base for Secondary Hearing Impaired Pupils.

 

Location:

We are situated 1 mile from Junction 1 of the M18, close to both the A1 and M1 motorways -15 minutes from Sheffield. We serve Wickersley and surrounding villages and communities.

 

Recruitment and Training

We are committed to ongoing professional development at all levels, and offer in-house training at every level for both teaching and support staff. We encourage imagination and new ideas, and when recruiting, we look for people who share our values and commitment to young people and to school improvement. High challenge, low fear is at the heart of all we do.

 

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