Newly Qualified Teacher of History

The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject History
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,373 to £41,490

Job summary

Are you looking to start your teaching career in a supportive school who will help you become the teacher you want to be?

The Humanities department has gone from strength to strength in recent years as we offer more curriculum options, with passionate subject specialists who are friendly and supportive. The department strives to make lessons enjoyable yet challenging for students, and to encourage a love of learning and confidence in their understanding. We run many trips to strengthen pupils’ love and understanding of the topics covered, allowing students to experience new opportunities. The department has seen a rapidly increasing growth in the number of students choosing options within the Humanities disciplines, both at KS4 and KS5, and joining us at this time of growth could offer some exciting opportunities.

We are seeking to appoint an excellent History teacher who has strong subject knowledge to join our team. Committed to raising attainment, you will have the ability to motivate students and help develop an engaging and inspiring curriculum in History across all key stages. Our History department prides itself on its commitment to ensuring pupils achieve their full potential and push themselves beyond their comfort zones.

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

Undergraduate Degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Qualified Teacher Status

Employee benefits

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 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

About The Highcrest Academy

School location

Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ