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Computing Curriculum Hub – Primary Phase Lead

Chesterton Community CollegeCambridgeshire

Computing Curriculum Hub – Primary Phase Lead

(Part time – 2 days per week, Fixed term until July 2022)

Salary: negotiable, depending on experience.

Required ASAP


Background information

The vision of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education through:

support and improvement of the provision of computing education in England

increasing teacher confidence in teaching the computing curriculum

This Computing Curriculum Hub, based at Chesterton Community College and within the Eastern Learning Alliance, is part of the national network supporting the work of the NCCE, ensuring teachers have access to a suite of relevant, inspiring, and effective CPD opportunities, covering practical and theoretical aspects of teaching computing.

The Primary Lead will work closely with the Computing Hub Lead and Computing Hub administrator to support the development and delivery of a local CPD programme that improves the skills and knowledge of the teachers and hence the outcomes for children.

Essential Knowledge and Skills

Recent experience of teaching Computing at KS1 or KS2 in England and excellent subject knowledge and understanding of the Computing Curriculum in the Primary sector in 

Understanding of the key barriers to engagement in the computing curriculum

Experience of and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including teachers and schools

Good understanding of the wider educational landscape, and relevant local issues, challenges, and opportunities

Highly developed all-round communication skills, verbal and written 

The ability to interact with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders

Ability to think analytically and strategically, to respond creatively to challenges and to develop solutions.

Experience of working remotely with colleagues to deliver successful outcomes and the ability and willingness to travel.

Desirable 

Excellent influencing skills, to support and challenge school leaders and teachers to manage professional learning programmes and curriculum change. 

Live within Hub area of operations (Cambs/E. Northants/Bedford/South Holland)

Activities

Needs analysis and programme planning

Help develop an appropriate CPD programme based on local and regional needs analysis using all available data

Identify and attend key local and regional meetings to promote Computing and the Computing Hub provision

Contribute to needs analysis activity including meetings with Subject Leaders and Senior Leadership

Attend and contribute to NCCE meetings and work

Sustainability

Identify new facilitators within our area and potential partner schools and organisations

Develop approaches to communicating the Hub offer

Plan and facilitate local and regional events to provide Computing CPD and promote the work of the CH and NCCE

Identify and undertake personal CPD

Impact

Use the NCCE systems that are available to collect data, monitor and evaluate impact generally and develop additional approaches where necessary

Where appropriate, work with schools to monitor and evaluate the effect of the programme for teachers and students 

Collaboration

Identify opportunities across the area to support teachers and students

Work with other Computing Hubs to promote and support the work of the network generally and to develop a “cross-border” approach

Identify other potential partner organisations and develop relationships


General duties and responsibilities

To participate in CCC processes as required.

To comply with the ELA policies and codes of practice in relation to Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity and Quality Assurance.

To work flexibly in the interests of the CCC as required.

To participate in the College Performance Management Scheme and undertake staff development activities as appropriate.

To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults you are responsible for, or come into contact with, and outside of this, to exercise vigilance at all times.


Please contact mhoneyman@ccc.tela.org.uk if you have any questions. In your application supporting statement please discuss how you meet the essential knowledge and skills requirements.


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