Teacher of English
We are looking for an inspiring Teacher of English. The successful candidate must be able to teach English across the three secondary school key stages, including A Level English. 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 NQT.
We are ambitious, for ourselves and our students, and recruit staff who relish the challenge of being part of a school that goes above & beyond. In return we offer a culture which supports and energises people to do their best work, where staff nurture one another and share ideas, where work life balance and wellbeing are encouraged and supported.
Join a School which goes the extra mile – not only for its students – but also to look after its staff. Wycombe High is a school which rewards talent and hard work. It is an ambitious and compassionate community with highly professional staff who eagerly contribute to school life. Our students are passionate about learning, motivated to succeed, and demonstrate exemplary behaviour. The number of students studying A Level English at Wycombe High School
Essential educational requirements
Good honours degree in a relevant subject
Qualified Teacher Status
Essential skills and experience
Very strong practitioner or, in the case of an NQT, very much on the way to this
Excellent subject knowledge
Familiar with current subject developments
Keen to be involved in curriculum development
Committed to the ethos of Wycombe High School
Keen to develop own career
Adaptable and flexible; able to embrace and manage change
Drive and passion for the use of IT to enhance teaching and learning
Evidence of good relationships with young people and adults
Good personal and communication skills
Able to work calmly and effectively under pressure
Ability to analyse data effectively
A shared approach to problem-solving and achieving goals
Strong organisational, personal time-management and planning skills
Wycombe High School is an early adopter of the Early Career Framework.
We offer a first class remuneration package, plus excellent teaching and leadership development.
We are seeking exceptional candidates and an additional payment is available for candidates of this calibre.
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) 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.
- Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB
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