Head of Sixth Form, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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The Highcrest AcademyHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2C plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

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

In 2018 The Highcrest Academy achieved the highest value-added score for 16-18 in the whole of Buckinghamshire, with our students achieving on average +0.47 higher than their expected targets. In October 2018 we moved into the brand new purpose-built Sixth Form centre to cater for our growing cohort, with currently over 160 on roll. 

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified Head of Sixth Form who will share responsibility for the learning and personal development of all pupils and line manage the Tutor Team. The role plays a key part in the Inclusion Team ensuring that all pupils maximise their potential.

Knowledge of the UCAS system/higher level apprenticeships and EPQ would be desirable but is not essential as training and support will be provided for the successful candidate. The ability to teach a Humanities subject or Music could be an advantage.

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? 

A new building programme, recently completed, comprises the brand new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym and a new restaurant for both students and 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 social mobility 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 a free gym to counter the “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: Monday 18 March at 12 noon

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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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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