Technology Teacher for September 2020

The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subjects Design Technology, Other
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS/UPS plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications

Job summary

We are seeking a qualified teacher to join our successful and forward thinking Design Technology department to teach Fashion (Textiles) up to KS4, with the potential for KS5 for the right candidate. There will also be a little Food Technology, Graphic Design or Resistant Materials, dependent on your skill set.

You will be a creative thinker with a modern approach to design and the use of technology, while ensuring that key traditional skills are learned and retained by students. You will join a well-equipped and leading department in a heavily over-subscribed academy.

Employee benefits

Highcrest offers both an excellent induction and support programme for NQTs 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 NQTs, 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. There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.

“Staff feel very well supported by senior leaders. According to staff, they feel valued because senior leaders are approachable..” Ofsted Report February 2020.

A thriving school in the heart of the community, we also offer free on-site parking, staff recognition schemes and free gym to counter the “Friday Biscuits” and on-site coffee shop!

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 967 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Highcrest Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About The Highcrest Academy

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’.”.

Our aim is to establish a culture of excellence throughout every element of our academy and move us from Good to Outstanding.

Just 30 minutes by train from Central London, The Highcrest Academy is the first All Ability Academy in the county of Buckinghamshire. It is culturally diverse and a vibrant school making it a fantastic place to teach. We have some students who will need all your support and yet have also featured in the national Ofsted report for providing challenge to the most able.

There are approximately 1,000 students on roll, which includes the Sixth Form. A new building programme, completed last year, comprises a brand-new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym, and a new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff. We also have a thriving House system that brings our whole school community together.

Highcrest has a bespoke approach to the curriculum. As well as offering academic level qualifications (A Levels), we also pride ourself on our vocational curriculum (including qualifications with OCR, BTEC and NCFE). In DT, we currently offer Engineering, Construction, Resistant Materials, Food Tec, Fashion (Textiles), Systems and Control, and Graphic Design. We intend to expand this further to work with lead manufacturers and designers and have the potential opportunity to work with Formula E. In addition, we plan to open our Hair and Beauty salon in September 2021.

School location

Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ