Computer Science Teacher, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

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

Our aim is to establish a culture of excellence throughout every element of our academy and move us from Good 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, 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.

Do you have the talent to bring Computer Science to life within the classroom? We have strong and established links with local industry to enthuse our students about the IT and computing environment. Come and be part of it!

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Computer Science Teacher to join our Business and Computing department. Committed to raising attainment, you will have the ability to motivate our students to succeed to the highest levels. 

The Business and Computing department is staffed with a team of highly motivated and experienced teachers and has a commitment to continuous school improvement. We are a friendly department with a fantastic opportunity for a committed and innovative teacher to join the team.

The academy offers KS4 GCSE Computer Science and CIDA IT courses, and has a strong Sixth Form IT programme. The number of Sixth Form students taking the subject has grown year on year. We have an established KS3 programming club as well as the Business and Computing lunchtime club.

We also arrange a number of student trips throughout the year including a visit to the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park which took place in the Spring Term 2018.

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: Tuesday 21 May 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.



More about The Highcrest Academy
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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. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1494 529866
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