Are you looking to start to your Teaching career in a supportive school who will help you become the teacher you want to be?
We are seeking a newly qualified teacher to join our successful Science department to teach Chemistry and some Biology to KS4, with the possibility of teaching Chemistry to KS5. You will also be required to teach General Science to KS3. You will join a leading department in a heavily over-subscribed academy. The Science department is staffed with a mixture of experienced teachers, NQTs and three technicians, all with a commitment to continuous school improvement. We have a suite of dedicated Science laboratories, including a newly refurbished lab and Sixth Form facilities.
You will be keen to promote the Science department and improve upon the opportunities available to our students.
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 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.
There are approximately 1000 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.
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.
Not only will we help you develop into the teacher you aspire to be, we also offer free on-site parking, staff recognition schemes and free gym to counter the “Friday Biscuits” and on-site coffee shop! There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.
How to Apply
If you are passionate about education and want to really make a difference to the lives of young people, then The Highcrest Academy is the school for you.
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 20 February 2020 at 12 noon
Interview date: We appreciate that you may be on a placement and will be as flexible as we can to accommodate you.
Please note the academy is closed for half term from 15 – 23 February and we will be in touch with you on our return.
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.