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Head of Computing

Head of Computing

The Summerhill School


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MPS + TLR 2A £2639 - Pay award pending. Salary negotiable for an outstanding candidate
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018 or September 2018 or earlier if possible
Apply by:
15 October 2017

Job overview

We are looking to appoint an outstanding Head of Computing.  Governors appointed a new Executive Headteacher in October 2016 and you will be joining the school at an exciting time as we are on a journey to become beyond outstanding.   

Do you have the drive, high standards and passion to ensure our students make a real difference to their outcomes and life chances? 

Do you possess the following attributes? 

  • Ability to be an exceptional member of staff with clear capacity and the desire to improve 
  • Potential to progress in your career 
  • Possession of a wide range of skills to support our staff, students, parents and community towards excellence
  • The skills, experience and ability to gain the confidence of students and staff
  • Professional presence, capability and clarity with an excellent demonstration of the ability to motivate and empower
  • A clear sense of fun, energy, drive and passion  

You will be able to plan and deliver stimulating and challenging lessons whilst setting appropriate and challenging work for all abilities.  We are looking for someone who is committed to working with colleagues across the school who is committed and ambitious for their own professional development. 

If you would like an informal conversation with Mr Bowkett prior to applying, or to arrange a visit please contact Miss Keeley Stone, PA to the Executive Headteacher to arrange an appointment by emailing   

You should complete an online application form through the WM Jobs website. Online application forms only will be accepted for this vacancy.  If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the HR Resourcing Team on 01384 811300 (option 1) or via e-mail to HR  Online facilities for job applications are available at public libraries within the Dudley Borough. 

The above post requires an enhanced disclosure in accordance with the Protection of Children Act 1999. 

Closing date: Monday 16th October 2017 – 12.00 noon 

We anticipate that interviews will be held prior to Friday 20th October 2017 

All applications will be considered on receipt.

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About The Summerhill School

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+44 1384 816165

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Summerhill School is a mainstream, co-educational, non-denominational, community secondary school for children aged 11-16. It is situated in Kingswinford, outside Dudley in the West Midlands, and there are 1,010 students on its roll.

We are a community school. We have wonderful children, caring and supportive parents and a great team of staff. We have modern, well-equipped facilities and are located within beautiful countryside. We’ve faced some challenges over the last few years, but this is a school that’s improving rapidly in every way. We were visited in April 2019 by an Ofsted inspection team and we’re very pleased that they recognised our improvements and rated us as Good in every category. Since then, our exam results have improved further. Members of our school community can be genuinely proud to be part of Summerhill.


Mr Tim Harris

Vision and values

Every Summerhill student wears the words “Success through Caring” on their uniform, and this philosophy genuinely runs through everything we do. We are very proud of the success we have achieved, but we never forget that this is built on a bedrock of caring.

At Summerhill, our House system is absolutely central to school life. It provides nurturing, challenge, teamwork, and fun for all members of our school, building upon a foundation of supportive relationships, family and British values within a global society. Mature and mutually respectful relationships characterise our community and we strive for excellence in every way as we develop young people in partnership with parents and the wider community.

High Expectations

The values that are instilled into young people during their formative years will stay with them forever. We want to be proud of every single Summerhill student, so we focus on 4 key elements that together spell “CARE”. These will lead to success at school, but also for the rest of our students’ lives:


• Honesty, integrity, doing the right thing even when it’s difficult

• Trying new experiences

• Being resilient and never giving up


• Always aiming to be brilliant and demonstrating self-discipline

• Setting a great example as a role model and helping other people to improve

• Being curious and looking for ways to learn more


• Respecting differences; standing against prejudice and discrimination

• Caring for our local / global environment

• Working well with a wide range of other people; being a great team player


• Always being focused and organised

• Taking pride in being smart, meeting deadlines and producing high-quality work

• Having high levels of attendance and punctuality

Summerhill students achieve superb examination results. Our attainment levels have been well above the national average for many years. We are eagerly waiting publication of 2019 national results which we expect to confirm that Summerhill’s progress levels are also now significantly higher than other schools (locally and nationally).

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