Hele’s School welcomes new staff

January 12, 2016

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Hele’s School has started the New Year with a bang, by employing 11 new members of staff – 7 teachers and 4 associate staff. Principal, Miss Mason, who only took up post herself in September 2015, promised more key appointments being made throughout the year to strengthen still further the quality of teaching and support at Hele’s.

She said, “I was delighted to welcome 11 new colleagues to join the team last week and have been very impressed with the impact the staff have made settling into our school in such a short space of time.  We know that schools throughout the country are facing challenges in recruiting teaching staff – particularly in subjects such as Physics and English – but I am thrilled with the calibre of appointment we have been able to make to both teaching and support staff positions.  Each of these appointments attracted a strong field of applicant, demonstrating that there is a real desire to be part of Hele’s School and adding weight to our view that this is a great place to learn and to work.”

Miss Mason continued by sharing her determination to get the right people in the right places at the school, saying “After being unable to fill a vacancy for a suitably qualified Physicist last year in spite of two national advertisements, we used new technologies to interview & observe a lesson being taught by a colleague in a British school in Shanghai, China, and we were able to offer the teacher a contract on the strength of what we saw.  Why should we limit our search for the right person to national boundaries when there is a big, wide world full of hugely talented people out there? Our children deserve the best and we will make sure we do all we can to ensure they get it.”

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