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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    4 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS + SEN allowance (amount subject to experience) + £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 SEN Teacher with experience of teaching students with moderate learning difficulties and SEMH. As a class teacher, you will take a creative and flexible approach to teaching pupils, tailoring your delivery to their educational needs. You will ensure delivery of the school’s alternative curriculum maximises students’ development and achievement. The role will be challenging but rewarding in equal measure.

You will be based in the Learning Support Department, working with a small group of students in KS4 and joining an established team of Learning Support Assistants, Higher Level Teaching Assistants and a dynamic, forward-thinking SENDCo with a wide range of experience. You will have excellent communication skills and enjoy building nurturing relationships. You will be willing to deliver a range of entry-level courses and have excellent written English skills. You will enjoy working in collaboration with members of the wider school community and have the drive to be part of a new approach to supporting students with SEN under the mainstream umbrella.

In this role, you will:

  • Plan, prepare and deliver learning activities in line with the alternative curriculum on offer and making use of the resources available.
  • Deliver effective lessons that are adapted for individual students’ learning needs.
  • Ensure the required standards of classroom management and student behaviour are met.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review practice and revise strategies to ensure students engage and underperformance is challenged.
  • Be prepared to share strategies and teaching methods with the school community.
  • Be flexible and highly creative.
  • Attend staff and parent meetings in line with the school calendar.
  • Ensure learner portfolios are managed, moderated and in line with subject specifications.

What the school offers its staff

Highcrest offers an 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.

“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 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!

Further details about the role

Please be aware that the academy is closed for half term from 26 May to 4 June but we will be in touch on our return.

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
1030 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Our Ofsted Report 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’”. 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.

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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