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Job details

Job details
Employer The Highcrest Academy
Location Buckinghamshire
Salary MPS/UPS plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications.
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed

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

“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

“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

Ofsted recognised our truly innovative approach to delivering personalised CPD. Inspired by Harry Beck’s London Underground Tube map, our staff (passengers), choose their destination, the lines they wish to travel, and the stops they want to get off at. Many staff are also drivers sharing their expertise with colleagues.

Drama is taught throughout the Academy and is a popular KS4 and KS5 option. Due to the promotion of the post holder within the Academy and the popularity of the subject, we need an additional Drama teacher willing to teach a 30-40% English timetable.

English is a leading department at Highcrest, GCSE results are good and A Level students have progressed to prestigious Universities, including Cambridge. Literacy is a whole-school key improvement focus.

You will join a happy, motivated and experienced Department committed to raising attainment and continuous school improvement, you will have the ability to motivate our students to succeed. There is a purpose built Drama studio and Sixth Form Drama area. The English department is situated in a purpose-built block, with every classroom having interactive whiteboards and wireless facilities. There are school productions and events throughout the year.

The position offers an excellent opportunity for either an established teacher or an NQT to join our over-subscribed and expanding school. If you are passionate about your subjects and want to really make a difference in 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 and “Friday Biscuits”!

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 will begin later this year to increase our Sixth Form, sports and recreational facilities for both students and staff.

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: 9am on Thursday 22 June 2017.

Interview date: To be confirmed.

About the employer

Information about The Highcrest Academy
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Mixed
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Hatters Lane
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
HP13 7NQ
United Kingdom
+44 1494 472850