• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 June 2021 at 12:37pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subjects
Chemistry, Physics, Science
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
MPS/UPS plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications

Job summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher to join our successful Science department to teach Science to KS4. The ability to teach KS5 Chemistry or Physics would be an advantage but is not essential.

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.

To be successful, you will be keen to promote the Science department and improve upon the opportunities available to our students.

Closing date: 8.00am on Monday 21 June 2021; however, please note we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised, depending on the level of response. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

The Highcrest Academy is fully committed to safeguarding children (policies on web). All members of staff are in a “regulated” role under the Vetting & Barring Scheme and have to be DBS cleared prior to employment. 

Additional allowances

Highcrest offers both an excellent induction and support programme for NQTs and an innovative and extensive CPD package for more experienced teachers. This provision of training has been praised as outstanding by an external assessor and highlighted in the local press. For NQTs, 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 and an extensive personalised CPD plan. There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.

“Staff feel very well supported by senior leaders. According to staff, they feel valued because senior leaders are approachable...” Ofsted Report February 2020.

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! 

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
996 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About The Highcrest Academy

Our Ofsted Report February 2020 says “The school has a warm and welcoming atmosphere” and “Pupils at The Highcrest Academy happily live up to the school’s motto of ‘aspire and achieve’”. 

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. Does this enthuse you?

There are approximately 1,000 students on roll, which includes the Sixth Form. A recent building programme comprises a 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. 

School location

Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ

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