Teacher of Computing, Sevenoaks

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Walthamstow Hall Senior SchoolSevenoaks

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Start date: September
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Competitive salary
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Walthamstow Hall is a selective, academic, day school for girls in the heart of Sevenoaks.  It was founded in 1838 as an inter-denominational boarding school for the daughters of Christian missionaries and retains its broadly Christian ethos.  It has always been an aim of the school to promote an intelligent understanding of the Christian faith and the school welcomes girls of all faiths.  The school enjoys a fine setting with extensive views of the North Downs and Weald.  Our friendly and talented staff are at the heart of our success.    

The School has a new state-of-the-Art £5m+ Sixth Form Centre, which was opened in December 2017.   There is regular capital investment in ICT development and there is a clear commitment to the professional development of all staff.  

Miss Stephanie Ferro, the Headmistress, took up her post in January 2018 from The Lady Eleanor Holles School,  having worked in Senior Leadership in a number of distinguished schools including Wimbledon High School and Redland High School.    

There are approximately 600 pupils in the school 3 - 18.  The Junior School (3 - 11 years) is on a separate site.  The majority of girls from our Junior School join us at 11+, along with pupils from 20 or so other feeder schools locally.  At 11+ there is a three form entry, going to four forms in Year 9.    We also have entry at 13+ and 16+, and retention into Sixth Form is strong.   The school encourages high standards in academic work and personal relationships at all levels.  

Walthamstow Hall has its own enhanced salary scale based on DfE scales.  Accommodation may be available.  

The school is seeking to appoint a well-qualified graduate to teach approximately 0.5 of a timetable within the dynamic and successful Computing Department.   The person appointed will be an enthusiast for their subject, with secure programming skills and the ability to communicate with girls at all levels.   The ability to offer Computer Science at A Level is desirable.

All girls study Computing from Year 7 to Year 9, including some digital literacy, programming and Computer Science theory. In Years 10-11 the department offers the Cambridge IGCSE in Computer Science. 

Since September 2017, girls in Years 12-13 study the Cambridge International A Level in Computer Science, in place of the outgoing A Level in ICT.  The department attracts students with a wide range of interests and academic ability. Nearly all progress to undergraduate studies at the university of their choice.   

The department also offers the lunchtime Computer Bugs club to encourage girls in Years 7 and 8 and enhance their understanding of programming and Computing applications, supported and encouraged by Year 12 students who enjoy being ‘digital leaders’.  

General purpose ICT facilities include a suite of PCs with an interactive whiteboard and iPads which may be booked as required. Specialist resources include Raspberry Pi computers, Microsoft .Net Gadgeteer kits, BBC Micro:bits and a Lego MindStorms robotics kit.

Whilst the school would like to recruit an experienced teacher of Computing, this rôle could also be a career-change opportunity for a candidate who combines excellent programming skills with the temperament to be an inspiring teacher. In recent years a number of capable individuals have achieved their Qualified Teacher Status with the school’s support.  

It may be possible to combine this role with another subject, therefore creating a full-time role.  If this is of interest, please ask for more details. 

Applications should be made on the School’s Application Form and should be accompanied by a handwritten covering letter to Miss Ferro.   Please email the Headmistress's PA, Ms Kate Lippiatt to request details:  hmpa@whall.school  

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 21 February (by 12 noon)

Interviews will take place on Monday 26 February

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More about Walthamstow Hall Senior School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Holly Bush Lane, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 3UL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1732 451334
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Walthamstow Hall is a selective, academic, day school for girls in the heart of Sevenoaks.  It was founded in 1838 as an inter-denominational boarding school for the daughters of Christian ...