Computer Science Teacher, Kingston upon Thames

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The Kingston AcademyKingston upon Thames

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main pay scale (Outer London) – spine point dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Board of Trustees wish to appoint a talented and motivated Computer Science Teacher to join our fast growing, ambitious and Outstanding Academy.  We are able to offer key subject responsibilities to the right candidate and as a rapidly developing school, The Kingston Academy will provide you with exceptional opportunities for career development and progression.

The Kingston Academy is a new outstanding Secondary School in North Kingston, which opened for the first time in September 2015 with a cohort of Year 7 pupils.  The school will grow annually by an additional year group until 2021.  TKA has received a substantial capital grant for the refurbishment of the existing educational facilities and for additional new modern buildings. Our mission is to provide a world-class education for all the young people within our community to ensure that every pupil is safe, happy and succeeds. At the beginning of our fifth year of operation, we now have over 900 pupils across the five year groups of 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11.  From inception, The Kingston Academy adopted the widescale use of latest digital literacy both in the classroom and in the operation of the school.  All pupils work extensively with Chromebooks for on-line textbooks and accessing a wide range of resources which allow them to work with very close supervision from their teachers.  As a new school, we are equipped with excellent IT resources throughout the school, a key benefit for all teachers but most particularly for those working in Digital Literacy.

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • QTS
  • Broad base of subject knowledge
  • Ability to teach across key stages 3 and 4
  • Experience of teaching A level highly desirable
  • Awareness of, and willingness to implement new digital approaches to teaching
  • Possess a range of teaching and learning strategies
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a curriculum / subject team
  • Ability to maintain good classroom behaviour
  • Effective inter-personal skills

We are willing to consider applications from newly qualified teachers.

More experience candidates should also be aware that we are recruiting for Head of Year role which could be combined with this teaching role.

What it means to work for TKA:

As part of a growing school, you will have the opportunity for professional development. 

You will be working as part of an engaged and motivated team within the context of a highly successful school.  

The school has recently taken possession of state-of-the-art new facilities and is ideally located North Kingston.

TKA is an Ofsted rated 'Outstanding' school and is highly popular with the local community.

Pay is competitive.

Assessment Process

Our selection procedure will aim to identify with rigour whether the candidate fulfills the requirements of the post and will include the consideration of the candidate’s suitability to work with children and young people.  

The process will include:

- Teaching an observed lesson to a full class of pupils;

- Meeting with a panel of our pupils for informal question and answer session;

- Interview with the Digital Literacy Lead and Head Teacher.

More about The Kingston Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5PE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8465 6200
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