Working at CCHS

Thank you for showing an interest in joining the team at Chelmsford County High School. Should you decide to apply and be successful you will be joining a school which, from your first visit, will strike you as vibrant, bursting with energy and enthusiasm, and above all a very happy school that celebrated its Centenary Year in 2007. CCHS is a school which has retained the traditional values of a grammar school whilst seizing opportunities for innovative practice in the education of able students. Our school vision “Developing the Leaders of Tomorrow” encapsulates our commitment to empowering our students in “The Pursuit of Excellence” whilst “Achieving Individual Potential” and making a “Contribution to the Local and Global Community”.

Our rating was “outstanding” in the last three inspections and Ofsted has confirmed that their interim assessment indicated our performance has been sustained.  They are therefore unlikely to be inspecting CCHS in the foreseeable future.

The quality of teaching and learning is of prime importance in a school where all students aspire to the top GCSE, A level, and IB grades where we constantly focus on improving the way our teachers teach and our students learn.  We were awarded Investor in People status in 2007 and are developing integrated continuous professional development practice which is creative and innovative, and provides opportunities for all staff to develop within their current positions, as well as acquire new skills, to prepare them for promotion.

We have a strong, pastoral structure with Year Leaders responsible for the progress, care and guidance for our students throughout the school.

CCHS became an Academy in January 2011 which gives the school greater autonomy about its future and we will be applying to become a Teaching School as we believe in the importance of using our expertise to train new professionals whilst enhancing our own practice.

In recent years we have identified purpose for our curriculum beyond the acquisition of qualifications. In particular, we have identified characteristics which we aim for our students to develop during their time with us. These are consistent with the IB Learner Profile, we aim for our students to be enquiring, articulate, knowledgeable, reflective, principled, creative and resilient. Our curriculum and extra-curricular activities should therefore provide opportunities for these to be acquired.

If you feel that Chelmsford County High School for Girls can provide the challenges and opportunities you are looking for then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Nicole Chapman
Headteacher