Head of Computer Science, Westminster

Closing date:

St. Augustine's C E High SchoolWestminster

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (Inner London Main Scale) + TLR 2b (£4,335)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

St. Augustine’s C.E. High School is a medium sized mixed comprehensive school situated on the doorstep of central London, in Kilburn.The school is fully inclusive and promotes excellence in learning, seeking to ensure that all students are the best that they can be; our dedicated staff are focused on quality and achievement whilst ensuring the happiness and well-being of our community.

Our collective hard work and determination to succeed was recognised by Ofsted, who judged our school to be ‘Outstanding’ in September 2013. Following our 2016 results, St. Augustine’s was recognised by The Minister of State for Education as being amongst the 100 top performing schools nationally in terms of the progress that our pupils on free school meals make between Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 4 (including English and Maths). We were also recognised as being in the top 7% of schools nationally for the progress made by students.

Who are we looking for?

A talented, committed and inspirational Subject Leader for Computing for September 2018, who will lead this area of our curriculum and also lead and inspire our staff team in our use of technology to enhance learning.
 The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in the development of computer science across the whole age and ability range.

Why apply for this post?

· It is a vibrant and exciting department and is a popular option at Key Stages 4 & 5.

· We are planning on extending our provision of extracurricular Computing resources, including a hardware workshop and coding club. This is an excellent opportunity to launch or develop a career in teaching Computing.We are looking for a motivated and talented practitioner who has the ability to motivate and inspire demonstrating excellent classroom practice. 

The successful applicant will:

Have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the content required by the new computing syllabus (KS3-KS5)

Possess a wide range of programming skills, including fluency in languages such as Python, HTML, Java and C#. 

Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Have excellent time management & organisation skills. You must be able to meet deadlines, work under pressure and deliver results.

Be an outstanding classroom practitioner, delivering a range of resources and lessons that will stimulate, engage and challenge students of all abilities 

If you would relish the opportunity to work within a diverse and exciting teaching environment, with highly motivated students and a supportive leadership team, then St. Augustine’s would welcome your application.

Closing date: 12 noon May 22nd 2018

Interview dates:  TBC

Please note that St Augustine’s reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process

St. Augustine’s C.E. High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to appropriate child protection screening including checks with previous employers and the Criminal Records Bureau.

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More about St. Augustine's C E High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Oxford Road, London, NW6 5SN, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7328 3434
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St. Augustine’s is a Voluntary Aided Church of England, multi ethnic, inner city comprehensive. It is situated in Maida Vale / Kilburn close to the heart of London. The School’s results have improved significantly over the last few years ...