Science NQT for September 2020 The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Job description

Are you looking to start to 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 to teach Chemistry and some Biology to KS4, with the possibility of teaching Chemistry to KS5. 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 start your teaching career. We have some students who will need all your support and yet we 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.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status/NQT

Essential skills and experience

Qualified Teacher Status/NQT

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.

Not only will we help you develop into the teacher you aspire to be, we also offer free on-site parking, staff recognition schemes and free gym to counter the “Friday Biscuits” and on-site coffee shop! There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.

About The Highcrest Academy

Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ
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