Subject Leader, Head of Computing, London NW6

Closing date:

Queens Park Community SchoolLondon NW6

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS + TLR 2E (£4588) on the inner London pay scale
Contract term: Permanent

London NW6

Required from September 2018 

Subject Leader, Head of Computing 

MPS + TLR 2E (£4588) on the Inner London Pay Scale

An experienced teacher of computing to be subject leader of our computing department.

Computer Studies is taught throughout the school. In Key Stage 3 students have one discrete lesson each week. 

Computer Studies is offered at both GCSE and A level and has a strong uptake. As subject leader you will be supported by the Curriculum and Standards SLT team, and meet regularly with the other subject leaders in the school. We would also hope the successful applicant will become involved in the growing number of STEM activities offered at QPCS.

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Closing date: Wednesday 23rd May at 12pm

Queens Park Community School is a confident and thriving secondary school situated in the south of the London Borough of Brent. We are fortunate to have an exceptional location, surrounded by playing fields and close to good transport routes.

We have an 11 – 18 intake and have been continually over-subscribed for many years with our student catchment reflecting the rich diversity of culture and socio-economic grouping in North West London. We have very supportive families who represent a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds and most have high aspirations for their children. We are a converter academy which has aligned itself to co-operative principles. Our ethos is reflected in our mission statement which utilises the school’s initials: Quality, Progress, Creativity, Success. QPCS is a successful school, rated good by Ofsted in February 2016. We are committed to the highest of standards in all we do, and set ourselves challenging targets. We invest heavily in maintaining a high quality of teaching and learning which continues to improve the academic performance of our students.

We are an unusual school in that we are fully committed to mixed attainment teaching as we believe that this provides the most supportive, inclusive and successful environment for our students. We are proud of our broad and balanced curriculum. No subject is marginalised at QPCS. We have been a Business and Enterprise Specialist school and, having achieved Artsmark Gold in the past, are now seeking Platinum status. Our STEM opportunities are innovative and exciting and the associated A levels are a flourishing part of our 6th form provision. We are also renowned for our sporting excellence being Brent champions in a range of sports and have a strong athletics tradition.  Our students are encouraged to work hard and get involved in all aspects of school life.

Teachers are well supported at QPCS.  We have a faculty structure and this, coupled with a substantial coaching programme, enables teachers to develop their skills regardless of their level of experience. Our pastoral system is also strong. Most teachers are form tutors and remain with their classes throughout their time in the school supported by a year team structure consisting of SLT and non-teaching staff in addition to Year Co-ordinators and their deputies.

If you share our values and are committed to ensuring that all students achieve irrespective of barriers they may face, you will enjoy being part of Queens Park Community School.

QPCS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and ensuring safer recruitment procedures are effectively in place

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More about Queens Park Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Aylestone Avenue, London, NW6 7BQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 84381700
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