Newly Qualified Teacher of Science

The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject General Science
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main 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?

We are seeking a newly qualified teacher to join our successful Science department. Whatever your specialism, there will an opportunity to teach up to and including KS5, plus you will also be required to teach General Science to KS3. You will join a leading department in a heavily over-subscribed academy. The Science department is staffed with a mixture of experienced teachers, NQTs and three technicians, all with a commitment to continuous school improvement. We have a suite of dedicated Science laboratories, including a newly refurbished lab and Sixth Form facilities.

You will be keen to promote the Science department and improve upon the opportunities available to our students.

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 we also featured in the national Ofsted report (2016) 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. We also have a thriving House system that brings our whole school community together.

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.

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!

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 967 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Highcrest Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@highcrestacademy.org.uk

School location

Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ