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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    14 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time, term time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Main Pay Scale, Upper Pay Scale, or Unqualified Pay Scale

Job summary

PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR AN IMMEDIATE START.
We are seeking to appoint a proactive and enthusiastic manager for our Learning Centre.
This role could suit a current, former or retired teacher.

The Learning Centre comprises the main school library together with the Careers library and the Conference Room. The Centre offers study space for 108 students, with 51 networked PCs and 11 laptops.

This is a hands-on role, managing the organisation, supervision and the administration of the Learning Centre . If a teaching contract, then the postholder will be a tutor and will also be required to cover lessons in the library when necessary.

The successful candidate will keep up-to-date with development in library and information systems, with the understanding of how young people learn. They will have the ability to devise, implement and monitor procedures to ensure accurate stock checking and issue of information resources held by subject areas, with whom they will establish proactive links.

She/he will have a high level of confidence and competence with the use of ICT and relevant software, with the ability to manage the twitter account—using it to share resources, promote literacy and reading development and to celebrate achievements. They will maintain a safe, calm and ordered working environment for students within the Learning Centre, consistent with the school’s ethos and behaviour management strategy.

In return we offer the opportunity to work in a friendly, vibrant and outstanding school.

Additional allowances

We offer a first class remuneration package and teaching and learning development.
All staff have access to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme, which gives free 24/7 confidential counselling or advice.
MIND Wellbeing Index Gold Award winners 2020-2021
Cycle To Work Scheme

Applying for the job

Please go to the Wycombe High School website for full details of this role, together with an application form.
https://www.whs.bucks.sch.uk/vacancies/

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1303 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email
hr@whs.bucks.sch.uk

About Wycombe High School

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust.

The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association.

Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom.

We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been recently designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad.

Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos.

Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter
(Courageously, Faithfully, Joyfully)

Courageously:
Each student is encouraged to embrace our core values of honesty, respect and hard work. She is encouraged to speak out against injustice, supported to take risks, and is not afraid of failure. She learns new subjects and skills. She pushes herself to her personal limits and beyond. She is encouraged to listen to the opinions of others, as well as to voice her own. She accepts responsibility for herself and other students. She leads the school in partnership with staff and the governing body. She is independent and innovative in thought and action.

Faithfully:
Every student is expected to uphold our school rules and traditions. She acts with integrity and is truthful and honest in all she does. She keeps promises and is reliable. She works hard to achieve her full potential. Above all she is a good friend, a good neighbour and a good citizen. She contributes positively to school life and society.

Joyfully:
All our students contribute to making our school the happy and joyful place it is. Each student demonstrates mutual respect and empathy for all and is proud of her own achievements and those of others. She shows commitment to a fair and peaceful community and embraces diversity. Our students are happy and positive in approach, and support others to be the same.

As an immediate adopter of the Early Career Framework, any NQT applying will be guaranteed two years on a reduced timetable, a dedicated mentor and access to an exceptional career development programme.

School location

Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB

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