Closing Date: 8:00am, Monday 5 March 2018
Interviews to be held week commencing: 12 March 2018 SCHOOL NAME is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. By collecting expertise and combining resources, we help to make the tough job of teaching a little easier. With a shared curriculum and lesson plans from around the group available to all, our teachers have strong foundations to lead the engaging, rounded education our children deserve. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share this resource and communicate across sites, helping to simplify processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. We reward our staff: with wide career opportunities – between Primary and Secondary, Academy and Independent – better pay, benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of helping every child at each of our schools to succeed and reach their full potential. Job Purpose: Working alongside the Head of Computing to lead the Department in achieving outstanding teaching and learning; to inspire, encourage and empower our pupils to achieve their very best in the growing subject of Computer Science.
Reporting Line: Head of Computing
We are seeking a talented and inspirational teacher and leader to join Surbiton High School from September 2018. The ideal candidate will be able to teach up to Key Stage 5 and be proficient in one or more of the programming languages suited to the AQA GCSE and A-Level specifications. Currently, our pupils are working with Visual Basic, Python and Java.
Computer Science is studied as an optional subject at both GCSE and A-level. Our KS3 curriculum aims to achieve all strands of the National Curriculum for Computer Science, with a strong emphasis on both programming and collaborative ICT skills. We are currently expanding our cross-curricular links and increasing the profile of computing across the whole school community.
Surbiton High School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools, aiming to offer a life-changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing resources than any single school ever could. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share resource and communicate across sites, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. We reward our staff: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of supporting schools in their quest to give every child the opportunity to succeed and to exceed their potential.
- Possess and maintain a deep and secure knowledge of your subject and the pedagogy associated with its teaching.
- Manage the assessment of a Key Stage appropriate to the candidate’s expertise and interest (assessment materials, mark schemes and feedback grids and the provision of exam papers).
- Ensure that department staff teaching in that Key Stage have access to the relevant subject-based skills and knowledge through departmental training opportunities.
- Monitor the progress of all pupils within that Key Stage, including coordination of any post-test/exam implementation.
- Be proactive in leading on intervention strategies for pupils in that Key Stage.
- Coordinate new coding clubs and a computing society to enrich and develop non-curriculum content to enhance co-curricular offering.
- Keep abreast of latest teaching methods to share with the department, develop the most able pupils and encourage Computing beyond A-Level.
- Deputising for the Head of Department in their absence.
- Carry out the appraisals as directed by the Head of Department
The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:
- Good Honours degree
- A postgraduate teaching qualification including QTS, would be an advantage
- Evidence of further relevant professional development
- The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues in a successful and dynamic school
- A proven track record of delivering on academic performance
- Be proficient in at least one programming language for A-Level teaching
- Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative teaching at all levels
- Up-to-date knowledge of successful and innovative teaching and the latest curriculum developments and initiatives
- High levels of personal and professional integrity and an ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
- Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents
- Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences
- Positive, enthusiastic and energetic approach to life
- Committed to Surbiton High School’s ethos and strategic vision
Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.
For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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