Lead Practitioner: Information Communication and Physical Technology

Dunraven SchoolLambeth

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful Lead Practitioner of Information Communication and Physical Technology to join our thriving and oversubscribed school.

The remit of the Lead Practitioner Role covers the ICPT department as well as the development of Computing, ICT and Design Technology in our Primary phase.

To be successful, you will: 

  • have experience of or understanding of the philosophy underpinning and the delivery of Computing, ICT and Design Technology.
  • have a  thorough knowledge of one of these subjects particularly in relation to the new National Curriculum, GCSE, and 16-19 developments.
  • show an understanding of the curriculum area in Primary phase and vocational 14-19 performance pathways.
  • demonstrate the appropriate skills required to be an efficient and effective teacher and interest in developing this practice further.
  • have the ability to plan, organise, assess, monitor and evaluate effectively, and to maintain a stimulating learning environment. Knowledge of assessment including at Advanced Level.

ICPT at Dunraven

The department has a long and successful history of teaching a wide range of courses to students across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. In Computing and IT lessons, Computational Thinking, Computer Science and IT units of work are delivered to all students in KS3 as part of our broad and balanced curriculum, giving a strong grounding which allows students to progress to Key Stage 4 and 5.

The department is extremely well resourced with eight dedicated computer suites, industry standard software and a wide-range of tech resources. We use BBC Microbits, Raspberry Pis and stand-alone PCs to teach physical computing, and have carried out projects incorporating DT and IT skills. The DT department has dedicated specialist rooms as well as a CAD room, laser cutter and 3D printing resources.

In Return

If you are successful in your application, you will join a staff who are hard-working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:

  • a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
  • clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track record of success in developing leaders;
  • a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
  • excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
  • a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

Dunraven School Overview

Dunraven All Through School has 1765 pupils on roll. Its results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’.  Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us. For example:

  • in February 2011, we were designated as both a National Support School and a Leading-Edge School;
  • in August 2011, we converted to Academy status;
  • in 2012 we began our development as an All-Through School with children starting in Reception in September 2013;
  • in summer 2013 our £20 million BSF programme was completed;
  • in October 2014 we were judged as outstanding in all areas, including both Early Years and the Sixth Form, by Ofsted;
  • in 2016, we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor and the Dunraven Educational Trust was established;
  • in September 2018, our Multi Academy Trust was formally set up with the integration of Van Gogh Primary, followed by Goldfinch Primary School in January 2019.

Dunraven Educational Trust Overview

Dunraven Educational Trust (DET) as a Multi Academy Trust is committed to one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in our school communities.  It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Closing date: Noon on Tuesday 13 April 2021

Interview date: w/c 19 April 2021

We are committed to the safety and protection of all students within the Trust schools. An enhanced DBS check with a barred list check is a condition of employment for this role.

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