Teacher of Computer Science, Sutton

Closing date:

Wallington County Grammar SchoolSutton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: MPS & UPS (Outer London) - Recruitment allowance will be considered for the right candidate.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Post available on Teachers Main and Upper Pay Scales (Outer London)

Mathematics teaching also available to qualified candidates

Recruitment Allowance considered for the right candidate

Full-time preferred but part-time applications may be considered

We welcome applications from Newly Qualified Teachers or those considering entering the profession through routes such as Teacher Apprenticeships.

This is your opportunity to teach some of the most committed and able students in the country as part of a highly skilled, cohesive department. 

The key focuses of this role within the Department will be to:

• Be part of a growing team that is always seeking to develop an amazing Computer Science curriculum that will both challenge students academically and enhance their creativity;

• Push the limits of programming, with the freedom to go beyond the specification at GCSE and A-Level creating and developing complex projects that mirror real life scenarios;

• Be part of a team that engages students outside of the classroom as well as in lessons, with a weekly Robotics Club and a student led Computer Science Society that has delivered talks on quantum computing and cyber security this year, all as part of an extensive co-curriculum;

• Be instrumental in developing the inter-house computer programming competition, that will see students from all years compete in developing a program from a set of objectives in order to win points for their House.

Wallington County Grammar School is one of the most successful schools in the country. Our motto is Per Ardua ad Summa, Through Difficulties to the Heights, which our exceptional students exemplify each and every day. Their success and that of our staff has been recognised by Ofsted, grading the school ‘outstanding’ in all areas, and more recently by the Secretary of State for Education who presented the school with the 2019 Evening Standard Award for School Achievement. This success is born from a strong set of values centred around compassion for one another, commitment to all we do, courage in facing life’s many challenges and creativity to succeed in a global 21st century society. 

We are a highly selective school, admitting 150 young men from across London and the South East into Year 7 and admitting young women into the Sixth Form. We have a well-balanced, academic curriculum centred around developing scholarship and creativity which, when combined with innovative and forward thinking pedagogy, makes Wallington County Grammar School, an extremely stimulating environment in which to work. 

Advantages of joining our exceptional team of staff include:

• working with highly intelligent and committed young men and women;

• the ability to teach your subject to the highest possible levels in secondary education, preparing students for undergraduate study at the best universities in the world;

• opportunities for rapid promotion both within the school and the wider Folio Trust;

• access to a Charter Marked CPD programme (Silver Status) that includes nine INSET days a year and a commitment to subject specific professional learning;

• a leafy setting on the edge of the beautiful Beddington Park with outer London pay and easy access to both central London and the Surrey countryside;

• a superb graduate programme through Teacher Apprenticeship and Schools Direct routes;

• a close affiliation with the Institute for Education with the School leading local provision of the National Qualifications for Middle and Senior Leadership as well as leading the Borough’s English and Science School Centred Teacher Training; 

• amenities and benefits including priority entry for children of staff; onsite parking; Ride to Work Scheme; Employee Assistance Programme and a School gym. 

• a firm commitment to staff wellbeing and work life balance.

An application pack may be downloaded from the School website at https://www.wcgs-sutton.co.uk/career-opportunities.  Please note an application form must be complet ed for this post and should be returned personnel@wcgs.foliotrust.uk as soon as possible but no  later than the closing date.  Candidates may be called for interview upon receipt of their application. A Statement of Suitability addressed to the Headmaster is required as part of the application.  

Visits to the School are welcome prior to application.  Please note the School will be closed for Christmas and the New Year until Monday 6th January.  Please contact Mrs Jo Johnson at personnel@wcgs.foliotrust.uk to arrange an appointment. 

Closing date: 9am, Thursday 16th January 2020

We reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate prior to the closing date.  We therefore recommend that applications are submitted as soon as possible.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre- employments checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

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More about Wallington County Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Croydon Road, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 7PH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8647 2235
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