Computer Science Teacher with Maths + TLR3 (Teaching and Learning - Digital) for the right candidate

Lostock Hall AcademyLostock Hall, Preston

Do you have what it takes to make a difference and help others succeed? Do you believe you can inspire the leaders, innovators and thinkers of tomorrow? Do you want to join a team of committed educators, continually striving to deliver the best teaching and learning to young people in a culture of research based learning and development with strong values to support your professional development? If so, joining LHA might just be the best career move you ever make.

At Lostock Hall Academy we are committed to providing our students with the education and the personal development they need to reach their goals. Through a Growth Mindset approach, we promote a can do attitude to learning, with guided pathways into further and higher education and ultimately, to the career that they want to pursue.

Lostock Hall Academy is first and foremost a happy school. Students enjoy lessons and the relationships between staff and students are excellent, this has been frequently noted by visitors and is mentioned as a strength of the school in the recent Ofsted report.  Students behave well and have a good attitude to learning in the classroom.

We are looking for a passionate teacher of Computer Science with Maths to lead on the development of digital teaching and learning across the school. This post is an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated, innovative and growing community in pursuit of achievement for all. We are embarking on a new strategic plan which places digital technology and computer science at the heart of our curriculum with the aim of developing skills for a seamless transition towards further education and the workplace for our students.

The successful candidate will be instrumental in selecting appropriate exam specifications and designing the KS3 curriculum. We are also looking for the candidate to develop ICT within the classroom across the whole school. In the first year there will be a TLR (3) for the right candidate to lead on the development and implementation of the teaching and learning digital strategy across the academy. Collaborating with the school ICT Manager.

As a school we have embraced Remote Learning over the last 12 months and there is a strong appetite for continued technological developments, and we would like this candidate to help lead this change.

We currently have 5 ICT suites used for Computing, Business, Technology and Art/Graphics, and we plan to introduce devices into the classrooms throughout the curriculum through a 1:1 device scheme.

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic teacher to teach all year groups from 7-11 inclusive. Our aim is that pupils in Years 7 and 8 will have Computing introduction lessons on a carousel basis, Year 9 will all have foundation lessons in ICT and Computer Science and will then have the option of choosing Computer Science as one of their GCSE options in Years 10 and 11.  However in the first year it is likely that the successful candidate will also be required to teach KS3 Maths as part of the strategic roll out. The requirement to teach Maths will reduce in year 2.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead in our development of an ICT and Digital strategy which seeks to support and further our teaching and learning provision.

The successful candidate will:

• Be confident in teaching the GCSE standards

• Have outstanding subject knowledge in Computer Science and Mathematics

• Be an excellent classroom practitioner

• Be an active member of the ‘STEM Faculty’

• Have experience of achieving more than expected progress with students

• Be fastidious, analytical and proactive in using assessment data to inform teaching

• Believe in the potential and growth of all students

• Be passionate about teaching and learning and willing to innovate strategies to secure progress for all

• Champion the use of digital technology across the curriculum

• Be able to work with a blended curriculum and be flexible in your teaching methods and approaches

• Be creative, persistent and resilient in supporting students

• Be committed to developing enrichment opportunities for students

• Have the ability to reflect on students' progress and create schemes of work that are informed by fine data and observed need

• Be able to use their own initiative.

Lostock Hall Academy is a wonderful school to work at, where you can be part of a very supportive team. Teachers and support staff here work extremely hard in the best interests of all of the students.

We like to develop the potential in all of our staff, so CPD is offered and encouraged. Being a small school allows us to easily share best practice and our experienced members of staff gain satisfaction from passing on knowledge to ITT students.

If you’re an excellent classroom practitioner who is passionate about teaching and learning then we would like to hear from you.

For any other information, please direct all enquiries to: - PA to Principal / Personnel Manager

Closing date for applications: Monday 12th April 2021 9am.

Interviews: Friday 16th April 2021 - specific time to be advised.

Lostock Hall Academy is committed to the safeguarding and welfare of children and vulnerable people, therefore all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and the receipt of satisfactory references.

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