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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 May 2024 at 12:59am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£37,847.00 - £54,372.00 Annually (Actual) MPS/UPS depending on experience plus TLR 2C plus £2,000 bursary for direct applications, paid over two years

Teacher of Physics or Chemistry plus Head of Learning job summary

Take your career to the next level

As the only all ability academy in Buckinghamshire, we do whatever it takes to tackle disadvantage and provide an outstanding education to everyone. Our innovative curriculum is as diverse as our student community and is purpose-designed to release the potential of academic high-flyers and those with SEN alike.

But what really sets us apart is our teachers: their passion drives our progress and transforms the way we think and work. You can join them and take your career to the next level.

Explore the opportunity

We are seeking an enthusiastic teacher to join our successful Science department to teach Physics or Chemistry to KS4, and potentially KS5. You will join a leading department in a heavily over-subscribed academy. The Science department is staffed with a mixture of experienced teachers, ECTs and two technicians, all with a commitment to continuous school improvement. We have a suite of dedicated Science laboratories, all with newly installed up to date technology, plus a recently refurbished lab and Sixth Form facilities.

You will be keen to promote the Science department and improve upon the opportunities available to our students. We want an individual to enhance the experience of our pupils both in and out of the classroom, someone who is innovative in their specialism and truly wants to inspire the budding Highcrest future scientists. The ability to teach a second Science could be an advantage.

In addition, you will join our Inclusion team as Head of Learning to our Year 11 students, line managing an Assistant Head of Learning, as well as a tutor team. As a team, you will ensure all students get the best possible pastoral care throughout their time at Highcrest, sharing responsibility for the learning and personal development of all students. You will also work closely with our Heads of Department, analysing data to ensure all students maximise their potential.

This part of your role includes leading and monitoring a tutor time programme, organising and monitoring Life Lesson, as well as taking a strategic lead to ensure the students display the highest level of attainment, attendance, punctuality and behaviour throughout school.

We would be keen to speak to you as you take your first or further steps into Middle Management.

Discover what we can offer you

Alongside a comprehensive package of benefits, we offer significant investment in your professional development and the possibility of onsite accommodation if you need to relocate. You can also expect facilities that are second to none, including an excellent canteen, gym and coffee shop, and will enjoy a Wellness Day to relax and unwind every year in addition to school holidays. But above all, you will relish the satisfaction of transforming futures and helping our students overcome obstacles to experience life to the full.

If you’re ready to join our team, please complete our online application form via the apply button.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note, we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and may close the advert early should we receive an exceptional candidate, so we recommend applying early.

The Highcrest Academy is fully committed to safeguarding children (polices 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.

Commitment to safeguarding

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
Education phase
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School size
1059 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

"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'." Ofsted 2020

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, a wide range of clubs, visits and trips helps 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.

A thriving and friendly academy in the heart of the community, where your well-being is paramount. We offer staff recognition schemes, free gym and staff sports teams, plus a paid Well-being Day for all staff. There is also the possibility of shared staff living accommodation and on-site parking.

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