Geography Teacher, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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The Highcrest AcademyHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

A “fresh start” school now firmly “Good” – join our team on the way to outstanding.

Just 30 minutes by train from Central London, The Highcrest Academy is the first All Ability Academy in in the county of Buckinghamshire. It is culturally diverse and a vibrant school making it a fantastic place to teach. We have some students who will need all your support and yet we also featured in the national Ofsted report (2016) for providing challenge to the most able. Does this enthuse you? 

There are approximately 950 students on roll, which includes the Sixth Form. A new building programme, due for completion in September 2018, comprises a brand new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym and a new restaurant for both students and staff.

The Humanities department are friendly and supportive and made up of passionate subject specialists. They strive to make lessons enjoyable for students to encourage a love of learning and are keen to run a greater number of trips and introduce students to new opportunities. The department has seen a growth in the number of students choosing options within the humanities disciplines, both at KS4 and KS5 and joining us at this time of growth could offer some exciting opportunities. 

We are seeking to appoint an excellent Geography teacher to join our team, teaching up to KS5. Committed to raising attainment, you will have the ability to motivate students and help develop engaging and inspiring curriculum in Geography. The Humanities department includes subject specialist teachers in RE, History, Psychology and Sociology. The staff who make up the Humanities department are hard-working, passionate and welcoming. This is an excellent place to develop your teaching and share expertise with other experienced members of staff.

Highcrest offers an innovative and extensive CPD package that was recognised as an excellent example of good practice in our most recent Ofsted Inspection. No matter what your experience, we will help you develop into the teacher you aspire to be.

“I’d definitely say our INSET and CPD programme/sessions are far better than anything I’ve seen or heard of from other schools.” ... Head of Art

We also have a thriving House system that brings our whole school community together.

“The growing house system encourages competition between not only students but also staff, which creates a real community feeling, making it an enjoyable place to work." ... Head of Humanities

If you are passionate about education and want to really make a difference to the lives of young people then The Highcrest Academy could be the school for you; a thriving school in the heart of the community, with free on-site parking, staff recognition schemes and also “Friday Biscuits”!

For more information, please download the attached job description and person specification. 

To apply, please click the 'apply' button where you'll be able to complete an online application form.

Closing date: Tuesday 19 June at 12 noon

Please apply early for immediate interview. We reserve the right to close the advert early.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 529866
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