Senior Head of Department

The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 June 2022 at 8am

  • Date listed

    17 June 2022

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Senior Head of Department job summary

The Role Required from September 2022 (or as soon after as possible), we seek an inspirational, aspiring senior leader to work alongside our Vice Principal (Curriculum) to work with and support our Heads of Department (HODs) to ensure our curriculum is broad, balanced, rich and deep, and ensures learners of all abilities are able to make progress. You will monitor assessment, attainment and progress to identify gaps in learning across all year groups and liaise with HODs to adjust provision and implement timely and appropriate interventions. It is essential that you have successfully led a large department (of five or more) members of staff for a minimum of three years, with a particular impact on Progress 8 measures. In addition, you will have successfully led a department through the latest Ofsted (2019) framework. Being able to offer Head of Department for Business/ICT would be an advantage but is not essential.

Additional allowances

Plus TLR1C (£11,897) + £1,000 bursary for direct external applications

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About The Highcrest Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1030 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Us

A thriving and friendly academy in the heart of the community, with staff recognition schemes, a free gym and staff sports teams to counter the free breakfast, “Friday Treats” and an on-site coffee shop! We also offer the possibility of shared staff living accommodation and on-site parking.

“Staff feel very well supported by senior leaders. According to staff, they feel valued because senior leaders are approachable.” Ofsted 2020

Highcrest offers a comprehensive induction and an extensive personalised CPD plan for all staff. You will be expected to attend a leadership development programme designed to prepare you emotionally and professionally for Senior Leadership. In addition, we are an outward-facing school with regard to liaising with neighbouring schools, having developed partnerships with PiXL and other networks to further enhance the professional experiences of our staff.

“The school has a warm and welcoming atmosphere” and “Pupils at The Highcrest Academy happily live up to the school’s motto of ‘aspire and achieve’.” Ofsted 2020

Situated in the leafy Chilterns and within easy reach of Central London, Highcrest is culturally and academically diverse and is the only academy in Buckinghamshire that caters for students of ‘all abilities’. Some of our students need all your support, whilst others need to be challenged and stretched. Our inclusive and successful House system and a wide range of clubs, visits and trips help to bring our whole school community together.

There are approximately 1,000 students on roll, including the Sixth Form. Recent additions to our site include a gym and restaurant/coffee shop for both staff and students, as well as a purpose-built Sixth Form Centre.

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