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History and Politics Teacher

The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subjects History, Humanities, Politics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS/UPS plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications

Job summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher to join our successful Humanities department. With a specialism in History and the ability to teach this at all Key Stages, the successful candidate will also have the ability to teach A Level Politics (Edexcel) as well as General Humanities to KS3. The ability to teach Sociology at KS5 would be an advantage but is not essential.

You will join a leading department in a heavily over-subscribed academy. The Humanities department is staffed with a mixture of experienced teachers and newly qualified staff all with a commitment to continuous school improvement. We have a designated section of the school which allows us to work closely together and we also occupy a large area within the brand-new Sixth Form Centre. With GCSE and A Level courses in Humanities heavily subscribed, this is a brilliant time to join the team and become part of the department as we continue to move forward.

We have consistently good GCSE and A Level results in our AQA History courses. You will be keen to promote the Humanities department and improve upon the opportunities available to our students.

Employee benefits

Highcrest offers both an excellent induction and support programme for NQTs and an innovative and extensive CPD package. There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.

“Staff feel very well supported by senior leaders. According to staff, they feel valued because senior leaders are approachable ...” Ofsted Report February 2020.

A thriving school in the heart of the community, we also offer free on-site parking, staff recognition schemes and free gym to counter the “Friday Biscuits” and on-site coffee shop!

Applying for the job

If you are a team player, passionate about education and social mobility, and want to be a pivotal part of improving opportunities for the students of our local community and increasing their learning experiences, then The Highcrest Academy is the school for you.

To apply, please click the 'apply' button where you'll be able to complete our application form.

Closing date: Monday 23 November at 9.00am

We reserve the right to close the advert early so please apply asap for an immediate online interview!

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Supporting documents

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

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’…”.

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 teach. We have some students who will need all your support and yet 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 completed last year, comprises a brand-new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym, and a new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff. We also have a thriving House system that brings our whole school community together.

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.

School location

Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ

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