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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subjects

History, Politics

Working pattern

Full time, part time, flexible: Full time hours are preferred but we are 'happy to talk flexible working'

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Main Pay Scale 1 to Upper Pay Scale 3, £30,000 - £46,525 per year (full-time equivalent)

Additional allowances

An additional responsibility, with relevant TLR, may be available for suitable candidates.

What skills and experience we're looking for

Good honours degree in a relevant subject area

Qualified Teacher Status

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

A shared approach to problem-solving and achieving goals

Innovation, identifying alternative ways to resolve issues, improving standards and procedures as part of a team

Confident user of ICT to enhance teaching and learning

Ambitious for self, department and students

Proactive and able to use initiative

Able to work effectively and calmly under pressure

Evidence of good relationships with young people and adults

Ability to analyse data effectively

Committed to the ethos, vision and values of Wycombe High School.


What the school offers its staff

Received the National Whole School Wellbeing Gold Award in 2024

MIND Wellbeing Index Gold Award winners 2022-2023

Voted the Sunday Times' secondary school of the year in 2023

Employee Assistance Programme

Generous Employer Pension Contributions (28.68% employer contributions)

We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer

Onsite Car Parking

Cycle Scheme

Onsite subsidised canteen




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.

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