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Teacher of Computer Science

Oxford High School for Girls GDSTOxfordshire

Hours: Part time (0.5 FTE with a potential for a higher or lower load)

Whether you are an experienced teacher or an NQT, this is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and popular Computer Science department within a leading independent day school in Oxford.

Teaching across the 11-18 age group, you will play a key role providing an excellent education by teaching with expertise and enthusiasm and offering support to the learning of individual students. You will be able to utilise an appropriate range of teaching strategies and resources, including e-learning to meet the pupils’ needs and expectations. Lessons will have an emphasis on thinking skills, problem solving, logic, programming and an understanding of how things work.

There is also the possibility of teaching some Mathematics for the right candidate.

Computer Science is a popular subject at GCSE and attracts a small but dedicated group at A Level, with uptake continuing to grow. We have had two A Level cohorts to date and each year has seen girls go on to study Computer Science at university, including at Oxbridge. Our 2019 GCSE (100% 9-7, 87.5% 9-8) and A Level results (100% A) speak volumes for the dedication of students and staff.

The ideal candidate should be willing to teach up to A Level and will need good working knowledge of common ICT applications, with a clear understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the potential for ICT in enabling innovative and effective approaches to learning and teaching.

We welcome applications from NQTs as well as candidates with teaching experience in the independent and maintained sectors.

About Oxford High School:

Since its foundation over 140 years ago in the heart of Oxford’s historic city centre, Oxford High School has been innovative and pioneering in its approach to girls’ education.

Today, Oxford High School is a happy and vibrant place to work: our girls are highly motivated and ambitious, supportive yet self-aware. From our youngest Reception pupils through to our longest-serving members of staff, there is a real sense of pride at being part of the Oxford High community.

As well as our commitment to girls’ education, we are committed to investing in our staff’s personal development through training and learning initiatives and via the GDST network.

Benefits:

As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, the leading and largest group of independent girls’ schools in the UK, we offer a variety of benefits, which include:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Free school lunches
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Friday 16th April 2021 at 12pm.

Interviews: Friday 23rd April 2021.

Please note that early applications are encouraged and the position may be closed sooner in the event of sufficient suitable applications being received.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

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