Computer Science Teacher (Maternity Cover), Newham

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School 21Newham

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London (competitive based on skills and experience)
Contract term: Permanent

This is a great time to be joining one of the most exciting and pioneering schools in the country. The school has a growing reputation for innovation and impact and from September we will have the full cohort of pupils from the age of 4 to 18. We are looking for an excellent Computer Science teacher who is passionate about their subject area and ready to develop their practice in a dynamic teaching environment. School 21 is an all-through school and your role will include the teaching a range of computing and digital qualifications at Key Stage 4 and A-level Computer Science within our new sixth form, Six 21. Ideally, you will be an experienced A-level teacher with a background of teaching Computer Science and achieving exceptional results and progress.

We believe the teaching of Computer Science should make regular and sustained connections to the world, with students applying the concepts and techniques they are learning to craft products that have an authentic purpose. The successful candidate will have an interest in preparing students for the technological industries of the future and will be excited about teaching a computing curriculum to children in both the secondary and sixth form phase. Experience of teaching a vocational ICT qualification is also desirable.  Computer Science will be a popular subject within the sixth form, so we are looking for a confident teacher who can develop a distinctive and bold vision for the department going forward. Someone who is aware of the changes facing the subject area nationally and is able to implement new courses accordingly.

Since we opened in 2012 we have put learning and teaching at the heart of everything we do. We have developed a unique approach to oracy including setting up a charity, Voice 21 ( which is already working with several hundred schools. We have also pioneered real world, interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with a network of extraordinary organisations: creative, artistic, high tech, professional.
At School 21 we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).
School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.

School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding Ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia

There was strong recognition In the Ofsted for the ethos and approach of the school:

  • "Pupils across the school make exceptional progress."
  • "Pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, impeccable manners and show respect for everyone.”
  • “Staff morale is exceptionally high. Teachers at the early stages of their career value the ‘fantastic’ professional development and opportunities to learn from each other. Those with more experience said that they have become much better teachers since joining the school.”
  • Through project-based learning "pupils achieve remarkable standards of work and demonstrated knowledge and skills at levels beyond those expected for their age group."
  • “Pupils talk and discuss with a maturity and confidence that is remarkable for their years."

The successful candidate will be:

  • An excellent teacher and subject specialist
  • Experienced at developing other teachers
  • Skilled at fostering independent, student-led learning
  • A creative and deep thinker about pedagogy
  • Innovative in using new technology to enhance learning
  • A collaborative planner, able to work across subject disciplines
  • Interested in developing the growth of every child – head, heart and hand

About School 21

  • 4 to 18 mixed, inclusive school in the heart of Stratford, Newham
  • Cutting edge pedagogy and curriculum
  • Small - only 75 children in each year group
  • We have plans to set up two new schools in close proximity to School 21 which will give staff more opportunities to grow and develop

We Offer

  • Outstanding career development and exceptional CPD
  • Generous TLRs based on experience and skills
  • The chance to network with outstanding practitioners and learn from the best
  • Collaborative working across the 4 to 18 school
  • Leadership training and development opportunities
  • A strong feedback culture so that teachers can develop in areas of their practice that are important to them
  • Every teacher being part of a team/circle that develops strategic practice

For more information see: or e-mail Anne Shaker at or call 020 8262 2121

School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding children.




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More about School 21
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Pitchford Street, Stratford, London, E15 4RZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8262 2121
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School 21 is a pioneering new 4 to 18 school in Stratford, East London, for girls and boys and children from all starting points and backgrounds. We are now in our 5th year and are about to open our new Sixth Form, Six 21, as well as a middle school ...