Staff & Student Views

Staff Views

“I have been lucky enough to spend my teaching career so far in 2 superb schools under 5 Head Teachers, 3 of which were at Heathfield. When you work in a positive supportive environment that really values your contribution and tries its hardest to support you to do your job well, it is difficult to imagine how a work place might get even better over time. However, Heathfield continues to get better each year for staff, students, parents and the wider community.”


“I am encouraged by the SLT’s recent investigation into how teachers can focus on teaching and learning and reduce workload”


“Students and staff know clear expectations and these have a noticeable, positive impact on the atmosphere of the College”


“I have been incredibly lucky to work with supportive and dedicated staff throughout my career. I am constantly reminded by colleagues who visit the college about how impressed they are with the ambience of the College; the friendliness of the staff and the students.
I have been fortunate to work in a great establishment for the main part of my working life and I genuinely feel that our College and its ethos is going from great to outstanding.”


“I have always felt comfortable in asking for help when I need it and in return, I have always been supported to the highest level.

Right from when I was an NQT to now being in my fourth year of teaching, I have been given opportunities to develop my career very quickly. Opportunities such as: mentoring trainee teachers; leading CPL sessions; helping others develop their practice; achieving pay progression and planning whole school initiatives.”


“Heathfield really is a great school to work at. There is a tangible sense that all staff are ‘in it together’, working hard towards a shared goal which is essentially supporting all of our students to achieve the best they can.”


“Extremely proud of our students, staff & school….. Leadership is strong and dynamic. It’s a happy place to work. I would more than happily send my own children here!”


Student Views

“I believe that this College offers great facilities, results and variety. I believe that the vast majority of students strive to achieve the best of their abilities making it a fantastic place to learn and work.”


“It’s got a friendly atmosphere. We welcome change and encourage new teachers to come here.”


“Working at Heathfield is brilliant the students and staff work really well together and there is a high level of respect.”


“The children want to work and the College atmosphere is like a team – we all work together.”


“A talented teacher would want to come here to contribute to our striving academic ability and help with moving forward into the future.”


“The staff are passionate about their jobs. Because of the teachers it makes me enjoy College.”


“Because it is amazing here! I know that the students love it here so the teachers love what they are doing.”


“It is a College with great modern facilities, we are now using iPads unlike other colleges.”