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Assistant Head (Digital Strategy)

Croydon High SchoolCroydon

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and innovative leader/Computer Science specialist to shape the strategic direction of Croydon High School.

In this pivotal role, you will ensure that our bespoke ‘Enterprise Technology’ offer engages ‘every girl, every day’ to embrace technology and become real-world ready and prepared for the future.

In September 2018 we launched ‘Enterprise Technology’ in response to opportunities presented by emerging technologies. Since then, Enterprise Technology in Years 7 to 9 (which is called Computer Science at GCSE and A level) has been established as a popular and innovative subject across both our Senior and Junior Schools. Our pupils work on emerging technology-centered projects and also enter a wide range of Computer Science competitions and events.

As Assistant Head (Digital Strategy) you will be responsible for fostering an environment which nurtures innovation and creativity throughout the School. You will provide leadership for the School’s Digital Strategy, act as a Head of Department (leading A level teaching) and ensure ‘Enterprise Technology’ as a concept is a feature of every aspect of the School, as well as being the mouthpiece for technology innovation at Senior Leadership Team level.

This role is suitable for a Head of Department, or experienced teacher of Computer Science who is looking to gain school wide strategic exposure and experience, possibly prior to applying for a Deputy Headship in a few years’ time. An enthusiasm for engaging pupils in emerging and disruptive technologies through project-based learning is essential.

About the School:

Established in 1874, Croydon High School prides itself on its innovative approach and friendly atmosphere. The School is located in Selsdon, south of Croydon, on a beautiful campus.  Croydon High is made up of students from a broad and culturally diverse range of backgrounds and the school recognises and hugely values the positive impact this has on all who teach and learn here.


As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as: 

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression 
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities 
  • Training grants for qualifications 
  • Generous pension schemes 
  • Free life assurance benefit 
  • 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 an application form please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is noon, Monday 27 September 2021.

To support and enhance the educational and pastoral provision for all our students, we are fully committed to a recruitment policy in which job applicants are not discriminated against on the grounds of sex, race, disability, age, nationality, colour, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief.

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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