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Head of Business/ICT

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

This job expired on 25 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    25 May 2022 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    26 April 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS/UPS

Head of Business/ICT job summary

About Us
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 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.

“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, 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.

The Role
Following the retirement of our long-standing Head of Department, we seek an inspirational teacher to take our successful IT/Bus 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, in promoting their confidence and self-esteem, and in securing year on year improving GCSE and post-16 results.

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 in 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 practicioner who can offer to teach either IT and Computer Science or Business and Accounting; however, a combination of the following subjects: Business, IT, Computer Science, Accounting and/or ESports would be considered as well.

How to Apply
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!

Closing date: 8.00am on 25 May 2022

Interviews will be held before half term.

Please note we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis therefore, early applications are encouraged.

A DBS check will be required for this role.

Additional allowances

Plus TLR1B (£10,201) plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications

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About The Highcrest Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1000 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

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 a comprehensive induction and support programme for Early Careers Teacher, starting with a two-week paid induction prior to you starting your role. As an ECT, you will have weekly CPD meetings with experienced members of staff, weekly time-tabled and protected Mentor Meetings, subject knowledge time with departments and an extensive personalised CPD plan.

“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, a wide range of clubs, visits and trips helps to bring our whole school community together.

There are approximately 1000 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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