Learning Leader – Computer Science, Maidenhead

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Cox Green SchoolMaidenhead

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Start date: Required for January 2019 or earlier
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS with a TLR2a dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Do you have the passion and motivation to inspire others? Do you have the ability to lead change and deliver excellence? Do you want to be part of a team which is passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people? If so, then you will not want to miss out on the opportunity to lead our Computer Science department which is becoming available due to the relocation of our current post holder. 

Cox Green is a well-established co-educational Academy school, situated in the heart of the community of Cox Green, Maidenhead. We have been graded “good” by Ofsted and are oversubscribed year on year; testimony to the quality of teaching and learning we provide. As one of the top performing schools in the area we take pride in getting the most out of each of our students. Last year 80% of our GCSE students achieved 5+ A*-C including English and Maths. Visitors comment on the excellent relationships that exist and that student behaviour is very good.

Computer Science at Cox Green School is taught to all students in Year 7 and 8, where they are taught the necessary programming skills through Scratch and Python. The number of students taking OCR GCSE Computer Science is approximately 50 students in each year group (Year 9-11) and continues to show a healthy uptake each year. Cox Green School also offers AQA A Level Computer Science and this is an area of increasing popularity. A Level students are currently using Python and Visual Basic but are encouraged to learn other languages for their project such as C#. The department is well resourced with 3 fully equipped computer suites, a class set of Micro:Bits, Raspberry Pi equipment and dismantled hardware for hands on learning as well as an experienced Network Manager and two qualified technicians who can assist the department. There is also a small cluster of computers which can run on their own network to aid A Level learning.

Our students thrive in an environment committed to achievement, supported by our team of excellent teachers and pastoral staff. Students enjoy a varied range of extra-curricular activities including Sport, Music, Drama, Languages and trips.

We have a brand new building, completed this September, which includes 8 new classrooms and a large cafeteria/function room. Cox Green School also takes a leading role in the Teach Maidenhead programme, the region's teacher training provider.

Full details and application packs for this post can be downloaded from the school website: www.coxgreen.com Please return application forms to Jane Doarks: j.doarks@coxgreen.com

Closing date for applications: 8am, Tuesday 16th October 2018

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 17th October 2018. Early applications will be interviewed if suitable.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Cox Green School: a company limited by guarantee

Registered in England: Company Number: 07831255

Registered Office: Highfield Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 3AX

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More about Cox Green School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Highfield Lane, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1628 629415
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