Teacher of English (Maternity Cover), Buckinghamshire

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Wycombe High SchoolBuckinghamshire

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Start date: January 2018
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Main Scale or Upper Pay Scale
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and committed teacher to join our highly motivated and successful English Team. He / she should be an outstanding classroom teacher, or is an NQT with the potential to be outstanding.

Examination results at Wycombe High School are outstanding.  An impressive 45% of all A Level grades in 2017 were A* or A grades. The whole school A* rate was 14%.  The significant majority of our students gained their first choice university place – an exceptional achievement given this year’s competitive climate.  Our results at GCSE are equally outstanding, with 86% of all grades A*-B and 41% of all grades were A*.

Specifically in English A Level, 31% of all grades awarded in 2017 were A*/A and 75% were graded A*/B.  At GCSE 77% of all English Literature GCSEs were awarded 9/7 grades and 66% of English Language were graded 9/7. One of the Assistant Headteachers for the School is a member of the English Department, thus ensuring the English Subject Area is at the forefront of innovative learning and teaching practice. 

We have a dedicated suite of English classrooms.  Each room is equipped with a data projector and an interactive whiteboard and thus excellent ICT skills are essential.  Each colleague is provided with a workstation in the Department base located in our open plan staffroom.  Provision of a tablet gives access to the school’s intranet and internet.  

Detailed schemes of work are in place for all key stages, together with excellent student resource booklets that promote independent study and afford both extension activities and support materials.  

Extra-curricular provision in English is vibrant and includes debate, creative writing, poetry and the sixth form Great Expectations club, geared to providing extension for our most able students.  A colleague with a desire and passion to further contribute to this programme is sought.

All staff are encouraged to develop professionally, to improve and extend their knowledge, skills and experience, share outstanding and innovative practice and contribute to the development of an exciting, challenging and supportive learning environment.

The English Team is a committed and successful one, consisting of 9 specialist teachers.  The Department shares a strong sense of union and purpose, a passion for English and aims to ensure a high quality learning experience for all.

We ensure we can offer a professional learning pathway for all stages of a teacher’s career and professional abilities, which provides the evidence required for pay progression.  We aim to support and guide teachers throughout their career at Wycombe High School by offering mentoring, coaching, opportunity and development to help them become the best that they can be.

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1350 students on roll, of whom over 400 are in the Sixth Form.  Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7.  Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust; a Trust consisting of Wycombe High School and Bourne End Academy.  We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and a Mathematics Hub and have strong community partnerships.  We have invested substantially in IT systems and training.  We have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts.  

Wycombe High School is geographically placed in the town of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. High Wycombe is the county’s largest town and is a lively, modern location with plenty of tourist attractions & points of interest.  The school is close to the town’s main amenities. 

High Wycombe  offers excellent rail,  road and coach links.  Chiltern Rail links High Wycombe to London Marylebone in as little as 23 minutes and the M40 and M4 offer easy access to many other parts of the UK.   There is a coach park, with parking facilities,  within five minutes walk of  the school offering  coach access to many cities and to Heathrow and other airports.

Visits prior to interview are welcomed.

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More about Wycombe High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 523961
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Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state grammar school with 1345 students on roll, of whom over 400 are in the Sixth Form. We are in the top 20 state schools in the country. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust; a Tr...