Teacher of English-Possibility of additional Primary Link Co-ordinator role
Deadline is tomorrow
Start date details
April or September 2023
28 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)
14 March 2023
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
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- MPS/UPS plus £2,000 bursary for direct applications, paid over two years. Possible TLR 3 (£2,833) available for the three-year role of Primary Link Co-ordinator
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, with a wide ranging field of interest.We want teachers with new ideas on engaging pupils with English Language and Literature.We encourage change and welcome innovation.
You will be joining a strong teaching department with a wide range of expertise.Whilst we will happily support an ECT, this would also be the ideal role to further develop your teaching craft and develop your leadership skills. 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.
In addition, as an experienced member of staff, you may be interested in building ourPrimary Link Co-ordinatorrole where you will forge and develop links between Year 5/Year 6 of our feeder primaries and our Year 7 teachers to improve the provision of STEM and literacy across the KS2/KS3 transition years. (See full job description attached)
What the school offers its staff
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’”.
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 and a wide range of clubs, visits and trips help 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.
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.
“Staff feel very well supported by senior leaders. According to staff, they feel valued because senior leaders are approachable…”. Ofsted 2020
Further details about the role
A thriving and friendly academy in the heart of the community, with staff recognition schemes, a 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.
How to Apply
Are you a team player, passionate about education and social mobility? Do you want to be a pivotal part of improving opportunities for students and 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!
For more information, please download the attached job description and person specification.
To apply, please click the ‘apply’ button, where you’ll be able to complete an online application form.
Closing date: Noon on Tuesday 28th March 2023.
Please note, we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis, therefore, early applications are encouraged.
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
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- School size
- 1030 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
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