MFL Teacher (Spanish to KS5 and French to KS3), 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 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 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.

Be part of a growing team of passionate linguists who share their enthusiasm with pupils and staff within a global and multilingual environment!

You will join a vibrant and well-resourced MFL department with a supportive SLT. This year, all members of the MFL Department have attended CPD training with AQA and have joined the National Centre for Excellence for Language Pedagogy.

We are seeking to appoint an excellent teacher to join our MFL department.  This year we have introduced Spanish A Level for the first time, you will therefore be able to teach Spanish as your main language to KS5.  French to KS3 is desired but not essential. The department is committed to raising attainment; you will have the ability to motivate our students to succeed and develop their love of languages. We use ActiveLearn, Exampro, Quizlet and are developing our use of Knowledge Organisers. 

We run many trips and clubs to strengthen pupils’ love and understanding of languages and allowing them new experiences. This year, these have included a French Escape Room, Spanish Cooking and Karaoke, Mandarin Club, plus a day trip to Boulogne sur Mer.  We are always open to new ideas!

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!

To apply, please click the 'apply' button where you'll be able to complete an online application form.

Closing date: 9am on Monday 20 May 2019

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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