Newly Qualified Teacher of English
The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
|Job role||Suitable for NQTs|
|Working pattern||Full-time only|
|Salary||Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,373 to £41,490|
Are you looking to start your teaching career in a supportive school who will help you become the teacher you want to be?
English is a leading department at Highcrest: GCSE results are good and A Level students have progressed to prestigious Universities, including Cambridge. Literacy is a whole-school key improvement focus.
We are seeking to appoint an excellent English Teacher to join our team of happy, motivated and experienced staff. Committed to raising attainment and continuous school improvement, you will have the ability to motivate our students to succeed. The department is situated in a purpose-built block, with every classroom having interactive whiteboards and wireless facilities.
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, just completed, comprises a brand-new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym, and a new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff. There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.
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 could be the school for you; a thriving school in the heart of the community, with free on-site parking, staff recognition schemes and free gym to counter the “Friday Biscuits” and on-site coffee shop!
Closing date: Thursday 30 January 2020 at 12 noon
Interview date: We appreciate that you may be on a placement and will be as flexible as we can to accommodate you
Essential educational requirements
Qualified Teacher Status
Essential skills and experience
Qualified Teacher Status
MPS/UPS plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications.
Highcrest offers both an excellent induction and support programme for NQTs. This provision of training has been praised as outstanding by an external assessor and highlighted in the local press. 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, an extensive personalised CPD plan and a two-week paid induction period in June/July. There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.
“I’d definitely say our INSET and CPD programme/sessions are far better than anything I’ve seen or heard of from other schools.”... Head of Art
Our aim is to establish a culture of excellence throughout every element of our academy and move us from Good to Outstanding.More on how to apply
|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)|
About The Highcrest Academy
Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ