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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time: This role is flexible and can be full time, or part time, or on a short-term fixed term contract.

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

M1 - UPS3 (currently £30,000 - £46,525)

Additional allowances

An award-winning Employee Assistance Programme.
MIND Wellbeing Index Gold Award winners 2022-2023.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are recruiting for a full or part time Teacher of English to join our highly motivated team. The successful applicant will be a strong classroom teacher with a successful track record of adding value to their own classes and their department, or an ECT. They will also be committed to the ethos, vision and values of Wycombe High School. They should:

- hold a good honours degree in a relevant subject area

- Qualified Teacher Status is desirable

- be a very good practitioner or, in the case of an ECT, very much on the way to this

- excellent subject knowledge

- be adaptable and flexible; able to embrace and manage change

- be a confident user of IT to enhance teaching and learning

- able to analyse data effectively

What the school offers its staff

We are passionate about single sex education and the extraordinary benefits it brings our students and this has been acknowledged by The Sunday Times Parent Power: Wycombe High School has been voted 'Secondary School of the Year 2023'. Mental health and wellbeing are always high on our agenda, which has been acknowledged by the mental health charity Mind who have awarded us GOLD in their Wellbeing Index Awards 2022-2023 for 'successfully embedding mental health into our policies and practices'. We are proud of the excellent teaching, care and guidance we offer, along with excellent facilities and the wide range of opportunities in and beyond the classroom. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, trustees, parents and visitors to the school to share this commitment. Wycombe High School has a long history of providing a high quality education for girls. We match the very best of the school’s traditions, with an ambitious vison, mission and strong core values. This means we are constantly developing and evolving our curriculum and facilities. We are never complacent and constantly strive to further build on our reputation as one of the best schools nationally and internationally.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Wycombe High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1321 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
hr@whs.bucks.sch.uk

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)

Courageously:
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.

Faithfully:
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.

Joyfully:
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

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@whs.bucks.sch.uk.

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