Teacher of Computer Science

The Robert Smyth AcademyMarket Harborough, Leicestershire

Our staff are our most valued asset. The Academy has access to a wealth of support provided by outstanding practitioners, giving opportunities for staff to flourish and develop.

The Role

An outstanding Teacher of Computer Science is required to join a committed and hard-working department. Applications are welcome from both experienced teachers and NQTs. The department has close links to other schools in the Tudor Grange family. A wide range of teaching and learning strategies are used in the delivery of Computer Science including a focus on developing students’ independence and spontaneity.

The Computer Science Department has been running Computing exam courses successfully for many years, and now it incorporates work with Key Stage 3 students who will have dedicated lessons in Years 7 and 8 before making their GCSE options for Year 9, where Computer Science remains a very popular choice.

In the Sixth Form Computer Science has achieved results well above the national average for several years. The Computing Department has a key role within the Business Faculty.

The Academy

The Robert Smyth Academy developed from Market Harborough’s oldest school and was founded in 1607. It is now a vibrant, fast growing 11–19 Academy with nearly a thousand students, including ‘new’ Year 7 students in 2016 and well over 400 students in the sixth form. The area around Market Harborough, which is an attractive and a growing market town, is increasing in its diversity and offering significant potential for the Academy to grow.

The OfSTED inspection in September 2017 deemed the Academy as ‘good’. This, with other progress being made, is the foundation of the Academy’s journey to being ‘outstanding’. The Academy also enjoys a very positive reputation in its community and particularly for its considerable extra-curricular offer in many areas, most notably in art, music and sport.

If you join us, you will benefit from:

  • Teaching pupils who are well motivated as the school enjoys strong parental support
  • Working in a Trust with structured professional development opportunities
  • A real chance to develop in a forward thinking, highly successful academy
  • Developing yourself in our ‘can do’ culture and positive ‘want to’ climate

Staff Wellbeing

We actively place staff wellbeing at the centre of everything we do. Our staff are our single biggest asset, and the success of our students depends on them. So we take care of and invest in them properly.

A few of the things we offer are:

• A supportive, open and approachable management team who are visible leaders

• A comprehensive CPD programme for all staff whether NQTs or aspiring leaders

• Friendly colleagues who are always happy to help each other

We really value our staff and will do whatever we can to meaningfully demonstrate that

Staff Incentives

Free tea, coffee

Corporate Gym membership

Weekly Yoga classes

Employee Assist Programme

Weekly running group

On-site parking for staff

The Academy participates in the childcare voucher scheme

Short listing will take place on Monday 12th April 2021 (9am)

Interviews will be held week commencing 12th April 2021

The recruitment process is robust in seeking to establish the commitment of candidates to support the school’s measures to safeguard children and to identify, deter or reject people who might pose a risk of harm to children or are otherwise unsuited to work with them. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check. All applications will be considered on their merit and the post will be offered subject to the usual health, criminal record and reference clearance. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting.

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