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Teacher of Engineering and Physics

The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Job details

Job role
Physics, Engineering
Working pattern
Full-time only
MPS/UPS plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications

Job summary

We are seeking a qualified teacher to join our successful Design Technology department to teach Engineering up to KS4, with the potential for KS5 as students progress through the course. You will join a leading department in a heavily over-subscribed academy. The Design Technology department is staffed with experienced teachers and a very knowledgeable Engineering Technician, all with a commitment to continuous school improvement.

In addition, you will join our successful Science department to teach Physics to KS4, with the possibility of teaching to KS5 for the right candidate. You may also be required to teach General Science to KS3. All students are given the opportunity to study Triple Science and the curriculum is then tailored to the individual student’s needs as they progress through KS4. The Science department is staffed with a mixture of experienced teachers, NQTs and three technicians. We have a suite of dedicated Science laboratories, including a newly-refurbished lab and Sixth Form facilities.

You will be keen to promote both departments and improve upon the opportunities available to our students.

Employee benefits

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.

Applying for the job

If you are team player, passionate about education and social mobility and want to be a pivotal part of improving opportunities for the students of our local community and increasing their learning experiences, then The Highcrest Academy is the school for you.

For more information, please download the attached job description and person specification.

Closing date: 8.00am on Thursday 2 July 2020.

We reserve the right to close the advert early so please apply immediately for an online interview.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
996 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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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 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. We also have a thriving House system that brings our whole school community together.

Highcrest has a bespoke approach to the curriculum. As well as offering academic level qualifications (A Levels), we also pride ourself on our vocational curriculum (including qualifications with OCR, BTEC and NCFE). In DT, we currently offer Construction, Food Tec, Fashion (Textiles), Rocket Science, as well as having a specialist Engineering workshop offering the opportunity to teach a range of qualifications in this field. In addition, we plan to open our Hair and Beauty salon in the next academic year. We intend to expand this further to work with lead manufacturers and designers and the potential opportunity to work with Formula E.

School location

Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ

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