Computing Hub Lead, Hertfordshire

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Sandringham SchoolHertfordshire

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Start date: November 2019 or January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive commensurate with experience
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Sandringham School is a high performing and extremely popular Outstanding School situated in the picturesque city of Saint Albans, conveniently located just 20 minutes by train from London. Sandringham is one of the three lead schools for the Alban Teaching School Alliance (ATSA) and we have recently been designated as one of 23 National Computing Hubs.

A Computing Hub is a school or college contracted by STEM Learning on behalf of The National Centre for Computing Education as part of the NCCE Computing Hub Network.  Computing Hubs are part of an exciting national initiative to train the next generation of computer science teachers.

We will be offering fully funded locally based CPD across Hertfordshire, central Bedfordshire and the northern and central London boroughs. Although the role will be based in St Albans, some travel may be necessary whilst we establish networks and partnerships to deliver the Computing Hub mission in these areas.

The ideal candidate must hold a degree in Computer Science and be interested in leading professional learning opportunities for teachers across the ATSA and supporting secondary school teachers to improve subject knowledge in Computer Science. Recent teaching experience and current working knowledge of examination specifications in Computer Science are essential. Experience in leading others, building relationships and networks, influencing others to invest in their professional development will be helpful. The Hub will be working towards Key Performance Indicators therefore meeting targets and demonstrating drive and ambition will be necessary attributes of the successful applicant.  The position is linked to funding and is therefore fixed term for 3 years.

There may be scope to keep abreast of current teaching practices and subject knowledge by continuing to teach Computer Science alongside the Hub responsibilities.

  • The school is a centre of excellence for Computer Science with a track record of excellent results. All students at the school bring a portable device to school for use in lessons.
  • The school runs a Teaching School Alliance, is a Research School, is an Awarding Body for Initial Teacher Training, holds International status and embraces excellence in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Staff who work at the school receive outstanding training and gain significant career experience.
  • Staff can benefit from the school’s children of staff admission rule, a cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers and access to a wide variety of school trips.

If you have a passion for Computer Science, we would love to hear from you.

Application deadline: 9am Monday 23rd September

Starting November 2019 or January 2020

Salary: Competitive - commensurate with experience

Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.  Full details are available from our website or  Applications should be sent to: Kate Ward, HR Officer, Sandringham School, The Ridgeway, St Albans, AL4 9NX, Tel 01727 799560. Email

Kindly note we cannot accept CV's for this position. We welcome online TES application forms.

Sandringham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check and references. We are strongly committed to promoting equality of opportunity and the elimination of unlawful discrimination.  Please note that this post is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

More about Sandringham School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
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