Teacher of Computing, County Durham

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King James I AcademyCounty Durham

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational teacher who demonstrates expertise and commitment to teaching and learning in Computing. The successful candidate will focus relentlessly upon giving students opportunities for success both within and beyond the classroom as well as providing stimulating and engaging learning experiences. The position provides the opportunity to be part of a well-led department, with a vision for further development and successes. We are looking for an individual with the potential and ambition to take a significant role in developing mastery amongst students. The successful candidate would consider Computing, as opposed to ICT, to be their specialist area, and will have the creativity to deliver this content using engaging and dynamic approaches.

Working at King James I Academy will provide the opportunity to join a dedicated team of staff whose mission is to become an outstanding Academy that develops successful, well rounded, socially mobile and confident young people who can contribute effectively to the global community. 

The school became a standalone Converter Academy in June 2011 and has recently benefitted from being part of the Government’s PSBP initiative. The first phase of the new, state of the art buildings opened in January 2014 and these facilities have supported the development of a range of innovative approaches to teaching and learning.

In summer 2017, students achieved very positive outcomes in all year groups. Results in KS4, based upon the newly introduced Progress 8 measure, were extremely positive and the progress of learners in our Sixth Form was similarly impressive. Teachers have worked very hard to achieve improvement and we are justifiably proud of our school and our students.

Recent Ofsted success!  King James I Academy was recently judged as a Good school!

We are now looking to recruit a talented, ambitious and creative practitioner on a full-time basis to work in our Computing Department. We need an NQT or experienced teacher who is a team player, resilient, willing and able to learn and with excellent organisational and communication skills. Most importantly we need a teacher who takes pride in building relationships with students and believes strongly in the ability of all students both within and beyond the classroom. You will be able to inspire and motivate colleagues and students alike. You will be supported through a bespoke and individually tailored induction or NQT programme as well as being given opportunities and support for further career and professional development. 

Closing Date: Tuesday 20th February 2018 (Noon)  Interviews: TBC

Please ring or email the Academy for an application pack. If you would like to arrange an informal visit please contact Ben Pearson (kingjames@durhamlearning.net) or on 01388 603388. Please note that completed applications must be returned to the above email address or by post to King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ by 12 noon on the closing date (Tuesday 20th February). 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding children. All candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to the welfare and safety of children and young people. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon receipt of two supportive references and the successful completion of a DBS and Health Check.

King James I Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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More about King James I Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1388 603388
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