This job expired on 11 October 2021

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    11 October 2021 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    16 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Will consider full time, term time
Contract type
Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,714 to £41,604

Job summary

We are looking for an inspirational teacher (must have QTS) to join our outstanding grammar school as our SENCo.

The successful candidate will be supported by an Individual Needs Leader to ensure SEN students achieve their full potential.

He/she will contribute effectively to the development of a positive ethos in which all students have access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. We have a range of SEN needs represented in school, including hearing impairment, visual impairment, dyslexia, ASD and ADHD

The successful candidate will also contribute to the professional development of other staff in relation to SEN students and monitor the effectiveness of teaching in this area.

We are an ambitious and compassionate school, with staff who contribute eagerly to all aspects of school life.  Our staff and students relish challenge, chase excellence and inspire one another.

We are committed to the ongoing professional development of our excellent staff. In a recent staff survey, 99% of staff stated they were proud to work at Wycombe High School,  98% feel supported by colleagues and 99% feel valued by their line managers.

Collaboration and morale are high and our community has thrived during the pandemic.
The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to work in a friendly, vibrant and outstanding school.

Additional allowances

SP 2 (currently £4,241 per annum).
We offer a first class remuneration package, plus excellent teaching and leadership development.
Staff wellbeing programme
Award-winning Employee Assistance Programme

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1303 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email

About Wycombe High School

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust.

The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association.

Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom.

We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been recently designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad.

Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos.

Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter
(Courageously, Faithfully, Joyfully)

Each student is encouraged to embrace our core values of honesty, respect and hard work. She is encouraged to speak out against injustice, supported to take risks, and is not afraid of failure. She learns new subjects and skills. She pushes herself to her personal limits and beyond. She is encouraged to listen to the opinions of others, as well as to voice her own. She accepts responsibility for herself and other students. She leads the school in partnership with staff and the governing body. She is independent and innovative in thought and action.

Every student is expected to uphold our school rules and traditions. She acts with integrity and is truthful and honest in all she does. She keeps promises and is reliable. She works hard to achieve her full potential. Above all she is a good friend, a good neighbour and a good citizen. She contributes positively to school life and society.

All our students contribute to making our school the happy and joyful place it is. Each student demonstrates mutual respect and empathy for all and is proud of her own achievements and those of others. She shows commitment to a fair and peaceful community and embraces diversity. Our students are happy and positive in approach, and support others to be the same.

As an immediate adopter of the Early Career Framework, any NQT applying will be guaranteed two years on a reduced timetable, a dedicated mentor and access to an exceptional career development programme.

Arranging a visit to Wycombe High School

Unfortunately, due to the current climate, we are unable to offer visits to the school prior to interview.

School location

Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB

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