Humanities Teacher with the possibility of English, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Highcrest AcademyHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
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 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, just completed, comprises a brand new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym and a new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff.

The Humanities department has gone from strength to strength in recent years as we offer more curriculum options, with passionate subject specialists who are friendly and supportive. The department strives to make lessons enjoyable yet challenging for students, to encourage a love of learning and confidence in their understanding. We run many trips to strengthen pupils’ love and understanding of the topics covered, allowing students to experience new opportunities. The department has seen a rapidly increasing 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 enthusiastic and experienced Humanities teacher with exceptional subject knowledge to join our team, teaching within KS3. You will have the ability to teach History, Geography and RE. NQTs will be considered. We have a passion within the department for expanding the pupils’ knowledge beyond the classroom experiences. There is the potential for the right candidate to also teach within their specialism at KS4 and to teach other Humanities disciplines at KS5 including A Level Politics and/or Sociology alongside our current team, with support available if needed. 

The Humanities department includes subject specialist teachers in RE, History, Geography, Psychology and Sociology. This is an excellent place to develop your teaching and share expertise with other experienced members of staff.

There is also the possibility that you may be asked to teach a little English.

This role could suit an NQT or more experienced teacher. Highcrest offers an innovative and extensive CPD package. 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 free gym to counter the “Friday Biscuits” and on-site coffee shop!

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: Wednesday 24 April at 9am

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

The Highcrest Academy is fully committed to safeguarding children (policies on web). All members of staff are in a “regulated” role under the Vetting & Barring Scheme and have to be DBS cleared prior to employment.

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More about The Highcrest Academy
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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