The Highcrest Academy

ECT Vacancies from September 2023

£2,000 Bursary is available for candidates who apply directly to the academy

Our aim is to establish a culture of excellence throughout every element of our academy.

 “The House system encourages competition between not only students but also staff, which creates a real community feeling, making it an enjoyable place to work.” ... Head of Humanities

“I’d definitely say our INSET and CPD programme/sessions are far better than anything I’ve seen or heard of from other schools.”  ... Head of Art

Ofsted recognised our truly innovative approach to delivering personalised CPD. Inspired by Harry Beck’s London Underground Tube map, our staff (passengers), choose their destination, the lines they wish to travel, and the stops they want to get off at. Many staff are also drivers sharing their expertise with colleagues.

Highcrest offers both an excellent induction and support programme for ECTs.  This provision of training has been praised as outstanding by an external assessor and highlighted in the local press.

We provide weekly CPD meetings for all ECTs with experienced members of staff, time-tabled and protected Mentor Meetings on a weekly basis, subject knowledge time with departments, an extensive personalised CPD plan and a two-week paid induction period in June/July.

If you are team player, passionate about education and social mobility and want to really make a difference to the lives of young people then The Highcrest Academy is the school for you; a thriving and friendly academy in the heart of the community, with staff recognition schemes, 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.

Just 30 minutes by train from Central London, The Highcrest Academy is the first All Ability Academy in the county of Buckinghamshire.  It is a culturally diverse and vibrant school making it a fantastic place to work. There are approximately 1,000 students on roll, which includes the Sixth Form.  A recent building programme comprises a brand new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym and new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff.

Whatever your specialism, please get in touch.  We would love to hear from you!

An application form must be completed to apply, which can be found on our website.  However, in the first instance, please express your interest to