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  • Start date details

    April/September 2024 or earlier if available

  • Closing date

    8 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 November 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: Full-time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS plus £2,000 bursary for direct, external applications, paid over two years

What skills and experience we're looking for

Suitable for ECTs or more experienced staff

We are seeking to appoint an excellent Geography Teacher to join our growing team of Geography specialists within the Humanities department. The successful candidate will have exceptional knowledge of Geography and experience of teaching both GCSE and A-Level Geography classes, ideally within the AQA specification.

The role will involve working as part of a team to implement and adapt schemes of work and assessments from KS3-5 when required, alongside other specialists. Experience leading or undertaking fieldwork is desirable. The ability to teach a second Humanities subject at either GCSE or A-Level would be advantageous.

The Humanities department includes subject specialist teachers in Geography, RE, History, Psychology, Sociology, Politics and Law. As a team, we are hard-working and motivated to allow all students to achieve success in their chosen area of study. The department makes challenge for all the centre of their pedagogy and strives to make lessons enjoyable for students, to encourage a love of learning. We are keen to run trips and extracurricular activities to offer pupils new opportunities, developing pupils’ cultural capital. The department has seen a growth in the number of students choosing options within the humanities disciplines, both at KS4 and KS5 so joining us at this time of growth could offer some exciting prospects. This is an excellent place to develop your teaching and share expertise with other experienced members of staff.

Are you a team player, passionate about education and social mobility? Do you want to be a pivotal part of improving opportunities for students, increasing their learning and social experiences? Do you want to work in an environment which prioritises staff and student health and well-being? Then please apply now!

Please note the Academy is closed for Christmas Break from midday on 19 December until 4 January 2024. Applications will not be looked at during this time.

What the school offers its staff

A thriving and friendly academy in the heart of the community, with staff recognition schemes, free gym and staff sports teams to counter the free breakfast, “Friday Treats” and 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 both an excellent induction and support programme for ECTs and an innovative and extensive CPD package for more experienced teachers. This provision of training has been praised as outstanding by an external assessor and highlighted in the local press. For ECTs, 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 and an extensive personalised CPD plan.

Commitment to safeguarding

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.

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About The Highcrest Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1068 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

"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

All who work at the academy reinforce our six virtues linked to our motto (Ambition, Sensitivity, Purpose, Integrity, Resilience and Eloquence), helping us instil a culture of excellence that runs throughout every strand of our Academy.

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, a wide range of clubs, visits and trips helps 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.

A thriving and friendly academy in the heart of the community, where your well-being is paramount. We offer staff recognition schemes, free gym and staff sports teams, plus a paid Well-being Day for all staff. There is also the possibility of shared staff living accommodation and on-site parking.

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