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  • Start date details

    Easter 2024 or earlier if available

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: Full-time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS plus TLR2A (£3,214) plus £2,000 bursary for direct applications, paid over two years

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a creative, forward-thinking, passionate Teacher of English. You will have a love of reading and writing, with a wide-ranging field of interest. We want dynamic teachers with new ideas on engaging pupils in English Language and Literature, showing a passion for delivering high-quality lessons. We welcome innovation within a collaborative department.

As Second in Department, you will bring fresh ideas and concepts based on research to the role and work alongside the HOD to implement new ideas and pedagogy. As well as deputising for the HOD when required, you will support them in developing your own leadership experience and ability to collaborate with the department. You will be exposed to how data is used as a leader and develop systems of assessment and monitoring to ensure progress is made.

You will be joining a strong, friendly, teaching department with a wide range of expertise. This would be the ideal role to further develop your teaching craft and develop your leadership skills. There will be opportunities to teach across KS3, 4 and 5, allowing you to present your enthusiasm for the subject or to develop best practice. 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.

Are you a team player, passionate about education and social mobility? Do you want to be a pivotal part of improving opportunities for the students, increasing their learning and social experiences? Do you want to work in an environment which prioritises staff and student health and well-being? Then please apply now!

What the school offers its staff

A thriving and friendly academy in the heart of the community, with staff recognition schemes, free gym and staff sports teams, to counter the free breakfast, “Friday Treats” and on-site coffee shop! We also offer the possibility of shared staff living accommodation and on-site parking.

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

Highcrest offers both an excellent induction and support programme for ECTs 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 ECTs, 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.

Commitment to safeguarding

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.

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About The Highcrest Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1059 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

"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'." Ofsted 2020

All who work at the academy reinforce our six virtues linked to our motto (Ambition, Sensitivity, Purpose, Integrity, Resilience and Eloquence), helping us instil a culture of excellence that runs throughout every strand of our Academy.

Situated in the leafy Chilterns and within easy reach of Central London, Highcrest is culturally and academically diverse and is the only academy in Buckinghamshire that caters for students of ‘all abilities’. Some of our students need all your support, whilst others need to be challenged and stretched. Our inclusive and successful House system, a wide range of clubs, visits and trips helps to bring our whole school community together. There are approximately 1,000 students on roll, including the Sixth Form. Recent additions to our site include a gym and restaurant/coffee shop for both staff and students, as well as a purpose-built Sixth Form Centre.

A thriving and friendly academy in the heart of the community, where your well-being is paramount. We offer staff recognition schemes, free gym and staff sports teams, plus a paid Well-being Day for all staff. There is also the possibility of shared staff living accommodation and on-site parking.

Arranging a visit to The Highcrest Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@highcrestacademy.org.uk.

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