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Firstly – thank you for your interest in South Bromsgrove High. This is my fifth year as Headteacher having previously been Head of School, and recruitment of the best people to leadership, teaching and support staff positions continues to be one of my most important priorities. I joined the school as an NQT in September 1998, and although I have not taught in another school, I know from talking to colleagues that South is a special place to learn and teach. It’s hard to put into words what gives the school its distinction. We certainly have excellent teachers, superb support staff, wonderful students and supportive Trustees – and visitors frequently comment on the friendly and business-like atmosphere in our building. Relationships between students and between students and adults are widely recognised to be excellent and attitudes to learning are very positive indeed. We take professional development very seriously and are absolutely committed to developing teachers and nurturing leadership talent. Support networks for Early Career Teachers are robust and highly regarded. All staff have the opportunity to be involved in a Leadership Enhancement Pathways programme where they are coached and mentored by a senior colleague and we actively track and audit the skills of our staff, nurturing their talents and guiding them to promoted posts. We are not complacent about our success and all staff are working collectively on our whole-school aim which is:

  • To develop polite, well-rounded and resilient young people who, through hard work and determination, make excellent progress.

If you are looking to work in a forward-thinking school and you are committed to securing the best outcomes for students – then we look forward to your application.  

Chris Smith - Headteacher