"This is the fourth school I have worked in and is by far the best!"
I am now in my 9th year at HGS. This is the fourth school I have worked in and by far the best! I teach History but my main role is the pastoral care of students.
Starting a new school can seem quite daunting but from the moment I was offered the job I was instantly welcomed into the team and felt a part of the HGS community. On my first day I was greeted by friendly faces and really looked after. This has been my experience in all the time I have worked here. The school is such a friendly, caring and people-centric place. The ethos of the community to help one another is unwavering and makes this an organisation I am very proud to belong to.
Alongside this is the excitement and energy that comes from working here. We all challenge ourselves and the school to be the best it can be. This offers great opportunities to develop. I feel that I have grown more at HGS, as a person and professional, than in all the time I have been a teacher. The school has invested in me through National Professional Qualifications as well as funding my Masters degree, giving me opportunities to better myself, hopefully, adding greater value to the school.
The Headteacher and Associate Headteacher approach the demands of working in a school by leading with humility, gratitude, and respect for all who work at HGS. They recognise staff’s efforts and achievements, provide opportunities to develop and, most importantly, make time to listen. This comes from a set of values that permeate the school, to which we hold ourselves and each other accountable.
Working in a school is such a privilege, especially this one. Imparting knowledge, developing young people’s skills set and enabling them to achieve success makes all the hard work and effort so worthwhile. Everyday at HGS you are supported, encouraged and motivated to be the best version of yourself, so that all our young people can be the best they can be.