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English NQT for September 2020

The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,373 to £41,490

Job summary

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 an excellent English Teacher to join our team of happy, motivated and experienced staff. Committed to raising attainment and continuous school improvement, you will have the ability to motivate our students to succeed.

The department is situated in a purpose-built block, with every classroom having interactive whiteboards and wireless facilities. English is a leading department at Highcrest: GCSE results are good and A Level students have progressed to prestigious Universities, including Cambridge. Literacy is a whole-school key improvement focus.

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 1,000 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.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status/NQT

Essential skills and experience

Qualified Teacher Status/NQT

Employee benefits

MPS/UPS plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications

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.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 996 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Highcrest Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@highcrestacademy.org.uk

About The Highcrest Academy

School location

Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ