Headteacher’s Welcome

Ms C Barlow

I am delighted to welcome you to Heathfield Community College. I am privileged to lead such a fantastic school. ​

This is a warm and supportive environment. Staff and students form and maintain strong positive relationships which are the bedrock of our ethos and culture. We are determined in our pursuit of excellence, ensuring the very best progress for all our students, ensuring they acquire the skills, confidence and habits that will set them apart in their future life. We set high expectations and work hard to support all to achieve them.​

I am determined to ensure that we hand-pick the very best staff to complement our team. We aim to work collaboratively with a positive, mind-set to achieve our very best. We seek out the very best, innovative practice, learning from research with a clear belief that ‘good’ is not good enough for the young people of Heathfield or our skilled, experienced and professional staff.

Excellence takes hard work and collective responsibility. We will expect you to be positive and enthusiastic; willing to work hard for all our young people, committed to achieving the highest standards. You will be a skilled practitioner committed to continued professional learning in the belief we can all be better. We will equally be committed to your professional development and well-being. You will work with supportive and interested colleagues, have the opportunity to teach a range of ages, abilities and engage with a broad wider curriculum offer that will enhance your knowledge of the students and the college. Wider career development is a priority for us as we wish to ensure we recruit and retain the very best practitioners for our young people.​

If you are seeking a challenging, innovative and supportive environment then we would be delighted to hear from you.

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Vision and Values

Our values are collaboratively developed by the SLT, Governors, Middle Leaders and Student Council of the college. They are the reference point for all that we do.

Heathfield Habits

Students from Heathfield Community College leave the college as well rounded young adults ready to be responsible citizens of the future with strong values, strong principles and ambition for success. This is achieved by a clear focus on the skills and attributes that we know are essential for future success in life. ​

The exceptional exam results achieved by our students will open doors but the key to sustained future success and happiness is the ability to demonstrate the qualities that rarely appear on an exam paper.​

​We call them our Heathfield Habits and we promote, recognise and reward them every day.