Tring School is an exciting place to work, learn and be part of a successful community. Our staff overwhelmingly enjoy working in such a great school with wonderful students.
Tring is no ordinary school. After a short time spent here, the majority of visitors to the academy come to similar conclusions that it is all about the people. They marvel at the quality of relationships between staff, staff and students and students with each other. They note how happy students appear to be and how incredibly hard-working and dedicated our staff are.
At Tring School we have excellent staff who go above and beyond to create a learning culture fit for our students. Tring School staff truly believe in our vision and ethos and there is a real sense of community spirit within our school.
Our recent Ofsted inspection awarded us 'Outstanding' in both 'Personal development, behaviour and welfare,' and our '16 to 19 study programme.'
Tring School is not just about academic results, though, and we place great emphasis on nurturing the whole child to give them an enormous variety of experiences and knowledge that helps equip them for their adult lives. We offer a broad curriculum that optimises the education for all students whatever their ability or interests. This is a fundamental part of our Christian ethos.
Extremely exciting times lie ahead of us for the redevelopment of our school, which is set to be the largest school rebuild of its kind in the UK. The aim of the redevelopment is to provide a state-of-the art, safe and energy efficient teaching and learning environment which meets the outstanding standards we have set ourselves as a school.
We very much hope you enjoy learning about our fantastic school and look forward to receiving your application.
Message from the headteacher susanna collings
Thank you for expressing an interest in the post at Tring School. We are immensely proud of our school and the progress we make every day ensuring our students get an amazing educational experience. We expect our students to achieve highly because we have great staff and high expectations for all of them as well! We make no apologies for being unrelenting in the pursuit of the highest standards for every student. In turn this requires your full and unwavering support.
It is great staff and students that make great schools and Tring School typifies this. Our staff work tirelessly because they understand what it takes to get the best out of each student and I am honoured to be leading this team of talented and dedicated colleagues. We have the power to nurture wonderful students with a sense of morality, hometown pride and ambition and we strive to teach and educate like we invented it! Our motto of ‘Live to Learn and Learn to Live’ is part and parcel of everyday life at Tring School. Within our Christian community we believe in successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens, and this means that we value the success of everyone, as well as their honesty and integrity. We celebrate determination, foster resilience and encourage initiative. We expect all individuals to respect others and have a sense of responsibility towards the community in which they live and work.
Our external metrics such as our GCSE and A-Level results are very pleasing. We are within the top 10% for ALL schools for post 16 provision and we are very pleased to see our student numbers continually growing. To find out more please visit our website and under the ‘About Us’, you will find Ofsted and SIAMs reports which give a strong reflection of our school. Annual staff feedback indicates that over 98% of staff are very happy and proud to work in our school. They are clear on our direction and say they feel supported within their work. Annual feedback from parents and students rate our academic provision and pastoral care very highly with over 85% satisfaction. I also recommend that you read our strategic vision to really understand our school and its ethos.
As the proud Headteacher of this wonderful school I have an overwhelming sense of duty to give Tring a legacy of world class education. It sounds grand, however my words aren’t about this letter but a campaign based on having no excuses for accepting anything less. If you feel this matches your own beliefs and values then I would be delighted to hear from you. In your person specification please include concise indications of your experience, achievements to date and how they will match the needs of the role here. Please add some thoughts on your educational philosophy and values since this will help us to understand more about you. We are also keen to discover something about you as a person; your interests, preoccupations and achievements.
I do hope that you’ll make an application to join us and that we will have the chance to meet.
Mrs Sue Collings