Teacher of Computer Science

Corby Technical SchoolCorby, Northamptonshire

Teacher of Computer Science – MPS/UPS

Our intake is expanding and we want you to grow with us and join our team dedicated to providing the very best outcomes for our students.  We are seeking to recruit a teacher who will demonstrate commitment to our “Ambition for All” values by inspiring all students to achieve.  We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Teacher of Computer Science to join our fantastic faculty and strengthen an already excellent department within a STEM orientated school.  This is an excellent opportunity to influence the future direction of the provision within our over-subscribed school in the heart of Corby. 

Our fantastic Computer Science department has a highly ambitious curriculum, making use of technologies such as Raspberry Pi to teach the core principles of coding at KS3. Students receive weekly Computer Science lessons from Year 7 to Year 9.  Students can go on to specialise in OCR GCSE Computer Science or the Cambridge National in Creative iMedia. We run a highly successful A Level Computer Science course with a number of ex-students going on to study Computer Science at Russell Group universities. We also offer an exciting new vocational course at KS5, BTEC Creative Digital Media Production which is run alongside our fantastic Media Studies team. Students have the option to focus on web design or games development in this course. 

The Computer Science department is highly collaborative, making use of Office 365 to share resources and planning. Students work exclusively online, making use of Microsoft Teams and OneNote Class Notebooks allowing for a high level of engagement both in and out of the classroom. 

You will be given all the freedom you need to be creative and you will be working with students who have chosen to be at a successful school.  We welcome applicants with a teaching specialism in Computer Science and can offer you the next step in your career and give the opportunity to be both developed and challenged, whether you are an NQT or a more experienced practitioner. This position is for a January 2021 start.

Additional benefits to working at Corby Technical School:

• A fixed 8-week term structure allows for five standardised terms meaning that learning can be structured and delivered with consistency.  Holidays also fall outside ‘normal’ term structures allowing for inexpensive travel opportunities.

• As part of the Brooke Weston Trust opportunities for staff development and career progression go beyond the school walls; fostering talent is a key aspect of our culture. 

• Within the Trust we have a dedicated Teaching School and all staff regularly attend professional development sessions either as participants or facilitators. The Teaching School has forged partnerships with professionals across the Trust, ranging from primary through to higher education providers.   This partnership and expertise across the educational spectrum, allows the Teaching School to offer fantastic opportunities for our staff.

• All staff receive free meals (breakfast and lunch) and are able to participate in a Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme.  

If you think this role is for you then we would like to extend an invitation for a pre-application discussion where we would like to have the opportunity to tell you more. To arrange this please contact Sarah Young at recruitment@corbytechnicalschool.org.  

How to apply

If having read the advertisement, job description and person specification, you are motivated to apply for this position at Corby Technical School these are your next steps:

• Please complete all sections of the application form.  Please note that a CV will not be accepted without a completed application form.  

• Write a letter of application on no more than two sides of A4 (11 point text). Your letter of application should outline your previous experience and how this makes you a suitable candidate for the position for which you are applying.

Please submit your application form by e-mail to:

Mrs Sarah Young

E-mail: recruitment@corbytechnicalschool.org

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

Closing date for applications: 15th April 2021 – 5.00pm

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