37 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024 or earlier if available

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£37,847 – £54,372 (MPS/UPS + TLR 2C) plus £2,000 bursary for direct applications, paid over two years

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Highcrest Academy is the only all-ability academy in Buckinghamshire. Do you want to challenge the disadvantage gap and champion equality of education? We are dedicated to ensuring that all children, regardless of starting point, receive the highest quality curriculum and teaching. Our diverse, forward-thinking, knowledge-rich curriculum needs creative and dedicated teachers to deliver it. Come and share your passion for teaching, your excellent pastoral care and your high aspirations with our students. This role will involve fostering both personal development and academic progress and could be your first step into middle management.

You will join our Inclusion team as Head of Learning to our Year 11 students, line managing an Assistant Head of Learning, as well as a tutor team. As a team, you will ensure all students get the best possible pastoral care throughout their time at Highcrest, sharing responsibility for the learning and personal development of all students. You will also work closely with our Heads of Department, analysing data to ensure all students maximise their potential.

The role includes leading and monitoring a tutor time programme and organising and monitoring Life Lessons, as well as taking a strategic lead in ensuring the students display the highest levels of attainment, attendance, punctuality and behaviour throughout school.

We would be keen to speak to you as you take your first or further steps into middle management. However, teaching English, Physics or Girls’ PE would be an advantage.

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 this is the place for you!

What the school offers its staff

"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.

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.

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.

Applying for the job

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About The Highcrest Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1059 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.

Arranging a visit to The Highcrest Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@highcrestacademy.org.uk.

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