Head of Digital Learning, Sherborne, Dorset

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The Gryphon SchoolSherborne, Dorset

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Start date: April 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers’ Pay Scales
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Role

Embracing digital learning has been one of our key strategies over the last five years at The Gryphon School. We have an exciting middle leader opportunity for an enthusiastic computing subject specialist. With a passion for integrating and developing digital learning, you will lead its implementation and development across the school. The post holder will work collaboratively with teaching colleagues to explore and support digital learning opportunities to enhance classroom practice and transform student teaching and learning outcomes.  

The main responsibilities of the role include:  

• To lead the outstanding use of digital learning across the school and to be the lead subject specialist 

• To promote high quality digital learning, equipping students to understand and transform the world through logical thinking and creativity 

• Leading use of a VLE accessible to both students and parents for both learning resources and homework setting 

• Leading wider developments such as  such as Seating Plans, Resource Bookings,  Parents’ Evening Bookings & E-portfolios linked to the Management information System 

• Further developing the deeply embedded culture of E-Learning within this school   

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in a computer-related discipline and will teach Computer Science at GCSE and A-level, Information Technology GCSE and the Certificate in Digital Applications and KS3 computing.  

The Gryphon is a wonderful place to work and has a special atmosphere and feel. It became an academy in August 2012 to sustain the quality of our outstanding provision. The school is now part of a multi academy trust with its feeder primary schools.  You will find Sherborne to be a centre for educational excellence as a beautiful rural country town that has easy road and rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast. We are an outward looking school with excellent community links as well as strong relationships with other good and outstanding schools across the South West and England.  

Teaching is often outstanding. Teachers make lessons stimulating and practical. They have excellent subject knowledge. The 2013 Good School Guide described pastoral care and discipline as ‘exceptional’. Students are reflective, behave with great courtesy, and are heavily involved in working with staff to improve the school and the welfare of others. We are a comprehensive school serving a diverse community. The high quality support staff make a real difference.  

Our special culture and ethos focuses on high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our students.

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More about The Gryphon School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4EQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1935 813122
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