English NQT for September, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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The Highcrest AcademyHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2020
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.

Are you looking to start your teaching career in a supportive school who will help you become the teacher you want to be?

Highcrest offers both an excellent induction and support programme for NQTs. This provision of training has been praised as outstanding by an external assessor and highlighted in the local press. We provide weekly CPD meetings with experienced members of staff, time-tabled and protected Mentor Meetings on a weekly basis, subject knowledge time with departments, an extensive personalised CPD plan and a two-week paid induction period in June/July. There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.

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.

We are seeking to appoint an excellent English Teacher to join our team of happy, motivated and experienced staff. Committed to raising attainment and continuous school improvement, you will have the ability to motivate our students to succeed. The department is situated in a purpose-built block, with every classroom having interactive whiteboards and wireless facilities.

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

There are approximately 1,000 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.  

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 start your teaching career. We have some students who will need all your support and yet we have also featured in the national Ofsted report for providing challenge to the most able.  

“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: Thursday 30 January 2020 at noon

Interview date: We appreciate that you may be on a placement and will be as flexible as we can to accommodate you

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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