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Engineering Teacher with 2nd in Department

The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
MPS/UPS plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications. Possible TLR2A for Second in Department

Job summary

We are seeking a qualified teacher to join our successful Design Technology department to teach Engineering up to KS4, with the potential for KS5 as students progress through the course. You will join a leading department in a heavily over-subscribed academy. The Design Technology department is staffed with experienced teachers and a very knowledgeable Engineering Technician, all with a commitment to continuous school improvement.

In addition, there is the possibility of a TLR for the right candidate who wishes to develop to middle management. If you wish to take accountability for elements of the curriculum and teaching and learning within the technology department, there is the possibility of Second in Department.

Employee benefits

Highcrest offers both an excellent induction and support programme for NQTs and an innovative and extensive CPD package for more experienced teachers. There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.

Applying for the job

If you are team player, passionate about education and social mobility and want to be a pivotal part of improving opportunities for the students of our local community and increasing their learning experiences, then The Highcrest Academy is the school for you.

For more information, please download the attached job description and person specification.

Closing date: 8.00am on Thursday 2 July 2020.

We reserve the right to close the advert early so please apply immediately for an online interview.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
996 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About The Highcrest Academy

Our Ofsted Report February 2020 says “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’.”.

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 have also featured in the national Ofsted report for providing challenge to the most able.

There are approximately 1,000 students on roll, which includes the Sixth Form. A new building programme, completed last year, comprises a brand-new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym, and a new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff. We also have a thriving House system that brings our whole school community together.

Highcrest has a bespoke approach to the curriculum. As well as offering academic level qualifications (A Levels), we also pride ourself on our vocational curriculum (including qualifications with OCR, BTEC and NCFE). In DT, we currently offer Engineering, Construction, Resistant Materials, Food Tec, Fashion (Textiles), Systems and Control, and Graphic Design. We intend to expand this further to work with lead manufacturers and designers and have the potential opportunity to work with Formula E. In addition, we plan to open our Hair and Beauty salon in September 2021.

School location

Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ

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