Golborne High School is a successful and oversubscribed 11-16 secondary school with an excellent track record for achieving the best possible outcomes for its pupils. Now recognised nationally as a beacon of excellence, our strong and well-deserved reputation for academic progress is equalled by our outstanding standard of pastoral care. Although we are immensely proud of all we have achieved thus far, we have an ongoing and relentless drive for making even more ambitious strides for excellence on behalf of every single member of our school community. Central to the continuing success of our current and future cohorts will be the strong relationships fostered by the people we choose to welcome into our school community.
We are confident that those who study at, work in or visit Golborne High School will recognise that we have created a very special environment, where hard work and dedication are rewarded. We are proud of our wonderful pupils, our dedicated staff and the supportive team of governors and parents, who form an integral part of our wider school community.
If you are suitably qualified and would like to share in our vision for all round excellence in all aspects of educational provision, we would very much welcome hearing from you.
What colleagues can expect from the school
At Golborne High, you will find a school which is committed to ongoing and high-quality professional development for all colleagues who form part of our team. We believe that professional learning in education must be continuous and iterative, allowing frequent opportunities for self-reflection and review of impact. All of the professional learning programmes in which we invest our time and effort, prioritise the highest impact at classroom level. We believe that this has been central to our recent and ongoing success.
In school, we benefit from a team of experienced and highly-qualified Lead Practitioners and Senior Leaders, all of whom take responsibility for guiding the professional learning process within our community.
Our model for CPD covers all career stages and places a keen emphasis on colleagues taking ownership of their own drive for improvement. As standard practice, all teaching colleagues benefit from five two-hour CPD opportunities each academic year. The CPD which we deliver is based on self-evaluation priorities and is bespoke to the needs identified by colleagues at school level. Beyond this, there is an extensive range of programmes which we run in order to cater for the professional development needs of all colleagues.
Current CPD Programmes
For those considering training to teach:
- Opportunities for Initial Teacher Training through the Endeavour Learning SCITT
- PGCE placements through local universities such as Manchester Met and Edge Hill.
Further information about training to teach can be found here.
For those who are new to the profession or the school:
- An extensive NQT induction programme, which includes a residential CPD experience in your first term at the school
- A full induction programme for those who have joined us for the next step in their teaching career
For those wishing to develop their classroom practice or to take the next step in their career:
- The Aspirant Leader Programme
- The Middle Leader Programme
- The Outstanding Teacher Programme
For those wishing to develop their capacity for educational leadership:
- National Professional Qualification for Middle Leaders (NPQML)
- National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders (NPQSL)
- National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH)
- Opportunities for colleagues to apply for SLE (Specialist Leader of Education) status.
Colleagues at Golborne are also encouraged to take advantage of the CPD opportunities afforded to us by our investment with partner organisations. For example:
Golborne High is fully committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All adults who join our community are expected to comply with all relevant pre-employment checks.