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Head of Computer Science and Business Studies

Queensbridge SchoolBirmingham

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of Computer Science and Business Studies who will share our determination to transform the life chances of our pupils. Queensbridge School is an 11 - 16 comprehensive, friendly and oversubscribed all-ability Foundation School of 900 pupils.

Computer Science is one of the most popular subject choices at GCSE. We seek a well-qualified and experienced Computer Science teacher to continue developing this subject at GCSE Level. The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity of shaping the department according to their vision and harnessing the enthusiasm of pupils across all year groups. As Head of Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating all the work of their subject areas.

This will be a challenging and immensely fulfilling role for the right candidate and the school is committed to giving the appointee all necessary support to help them make a success of this key role.

If you feel that you have the ambition and enthusiasm to lead this key department, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We value Computer Science and Business Studies as part of our broad and balanced curriculum and we are looking for an enthusiastic Head of department who:

  • be infectiously enthusiastic about Computer Science and Business Studies with a real flair and passion to develop an engaging and innovative curriculum which will inspire and engage our students
  • have excellent classroom management skills and a high expectation for all students based on a strong track record with examination groups at both Key Stages in at least one subject
  • has the vision, drive and enthusiasm to have a significant impact on attainment and progress within these areas
  • actively contribute to the long term vision and practice of both the whole school and the Department.

Closing Date: 10 December 2021, 9am

Interviews to take place week commencing 13 December 2021

Should you require an application pack then please visit our website or telephone

0121 464 5566 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work. All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

Applicants please note: This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment. Please use the contact details in the advert for information on actual employment conditions.

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