The Highcrest Academy

ECT Vacancies from September 2022

£1,000 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 and move us from Good to Outstanding.

“The growing 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 could be the school for you; a thriving school in the heart of the community, with free on-site parking, coffee shop, gym and staff recognition schemes. The is also the possibility of shared accommodation on-site.

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 new building programme, just completed, comprises a brand new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym and new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff.

Apply as soon as possible for an early interview.

An application form must be completed to apply.  This can be found on our website and should be emailed to  We look forward to hearing from you.