Computer Science Teacher, Staffordshire

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Landau Forte Academy, AmingtonStaffordshire
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Start date: 27 August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Computer Science Teacher

Our opportunity for you

We have a vacancy for a Computer Science Teacher.

Do you want to work with resilient, eager students aged 11-16? Are you able to help young people develop academic and personal skills swiftly? Would you value the opportunity to work in a modern, vibrant town with a historic heart? Then Landau Forte Academy Amington is the place for you.  This is an excellent opportunity to work in a leading educational organisation at the cutting edge of educational development.

Key information

  • Hours: 40.75 per week
  • Contract: Full time, permanent position
  • Start date: 27 August 2019
  • Salary: MPS / UPS
  • Closing Date: 22 April 2019

Person Specification and Job Description

The type of person we are looking for will have a genuine commitment to making a positive contribution to the Academy and most importantly a difference to the lives of young people – their educational and broader achievement, self-esteem and confidence, social well-being and future employability.  

Specific Skills and Abilities 

  • A graduate with qualified teacher status
  • A well-qualified teacher in Computer Science, with a strong teaching record, though NQTs welcome
  • Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the appointment
  • Excellent in-depth knowledge of the place of Computer Science in the development of young people and of the place of Computer Science within the wider curriculum
  • An interest in the latest developments in Computer Science teaching
  • Excellent relationships with students and parents
  • Willingness to explore innovative and dynamic methods for teaching and learning
  • High levels of enthusiasm, ambition, energy, resilience and determination
  • Competent in the use of ICT both as an administrative tool and in teaching, learning and assessment practices

Job Description

  • Ensure that teaching, learning and assessment meets the needs of learners, impacting positively upon student attainment and achievement; that it fulfils as appropriate the demands and requirements of the published Academy curriculum maps, tutor guides and student guides, and external examination syllabuses.
  • Provide overall direction for student learning within your remit, ensuring that provision is made for students of all abilities, that they are effectively taught and that learning and achievement are evident. Work with other staff in contributing to the total learning of students, including extension and enrichment activities.
  • Follow the principles of the Academy's curriculum planning and development framework in preparing, delivering and developing, with others (staff and partners from industry and commerce), aspects of the curriculum.
  • Set and maintain high standards, expectations and aspirations for both staff and students, ensuring that all are treated with dignity and respect and that students receive appropriate guidance, support and recognition.
  • Ensure the effective preparation, planning and delivery of Computer Science. Department’s learning programmes, utilising flexible approaches to learning including the application of online learning.
  • Ensure that appropriate, challenging attainment targets are set and used with all students and monitor their performance in terms of attainment, achievement (both quantifiable value added measures and broader qualitative achievements) and progress in respect of the outcomes from learning programmes and activities.
  • Evaluate classes’ levels of attainment and achievement against both Academy targets and nationally recognised benchmarks.
  • Monitor the quality and effectiveness of Assessment of Learning and Assessment for Learning, ensuring that the marking, assessment, recording and reporting processes are both effective and compliant with Academy policies.
  • Ensure that Academy policies in relation to effective learning, student rewards and managing behaviour are successfully implemented to ensure that curriculum team members secure a well ordered and disciplined teaching and learning environment.
  • Operate as a learning tutor and as a Personal Tutor.
  • Ensure that learning methods are current and professional development is actively sought to further enhance pedagogy and practice, as well as subject knowledge.

Apply for this job

  1. Read the Guidance & Criteria document. 
  2. Complete the application form online. Visit 
  3. Or send your application. You can email your completed application, along with a covering letter to or you can post it to:  HR Officer, Landau Forte Charitable Trust,Ashby Road, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 8AH.

All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.

More about Landau Forte Academy, Amington
Address: Woodland Road, Amington, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4FF, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1827 301800