Following the retirement of our
long-standing Head of Department, we seek an inspirational teacher to take our
successful IT/Business department to its next stage of development. We believe
that our Heads of Department have a pivotal role in inspiring and challenging
pupils of every ability in every year to raise their academic standards, promoting
their confidence and self-esteem, and securing year-on-year improving GCSE and
You will join a department that produces
exceptional outcomes in a heavily oversubscribed academy. The department is
staffed with experienced teachers with a shared vision and commitment to
continuous school improvement.
Business Studies and Computing courses
are offered for KS3, KS4 and KS5. There is an experienced Second in Charge of
the department who leads a team of committed and established specialists. The
school offers a broad range of Business and Computing courses and has a
particularly strong and popular Sixth Form Business Studies programme. The
number of Sixth Form students taking the subject has grown year on year. Our
new Sixth Form Centre offers state-of-the-art facilities. It is used
extensively by students studying Business Studies and Computer Science in Key
Stage 5. We have an established Young Enterprise Club as well as the Business
and Computing lunchtime club.
The role would suit best an experienced practitioner
who can offer to teach IT, Computer Science and potentially Business and
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’”.
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.
offers a comprehensive induction and an extensive personalised CPD plan for all
staff. HODs are expected to attend a
leadership development programme designed to prepare them 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 HODs.
“Staff feel very well supported by senior
leaders. According to staff, they feel valued because senior leaders are
approachable…”. Ofsted Report
A thriving and friendly academy in the
heart of the community, with staff
recognition schemes and a 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.
Are you a team player, passionate about education and social
mobility? Do you want to be a pivotal part of improving opportunities for
students and 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!
Closing date: 8.00am on
Tuesday 4 October 2022
Please note we will be
reviewing applications on an ongoing basis; therefore, early applications are
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.