Head of Computer Science, Twickenham

Closing date:

Orleans Park SchoolTwickenham

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018/January 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS (Outer London) plus TLR1b (£9,489) to TLR1c (£13,027) depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of Computer Science

Required for September 2018/January 2019

MPS/UPS (Outer London)

TLR1b (£9,489) - TLR1c (£13,027) depending on experience

We are looking for an experienced and dynamic Computer Science specialist to lead our successful Department, which currently provides a wide range of courses. 

Our new Head of Computer Science will need to be an outstanding and engaging teacher, preferably with KS5 experience. You will have demonstrated the ability to use innovative methods of teaching and learning in Computer Science to prepare learners for success at GCSE and A Level.

Orleans Park is an outstanding school (Ofsted November 2017) with a new Sixth Form with brand new buildings and facilities opened in September 2014. In November 2017, Ofsted recognised that Orleans Park is an outstanding school. They said “Orleans Park excels in all the aspects of provision for its pupils” and we have “established an inspirational teaching and learning environment where pupils can flourish and excel”.

Situated on a 16 acre site close to the River Thames and the centre of Twickenham, Orleans Park has much to offer:

  • a commitment to the professional development of all its staff to become outstanding teachers and leaders
  • easy access to central London and excellent transport links for bus, train, Underground and Overground services
  • close to the M3/M4/M25 with staff parking on site
  • staff travel card loans, Cyclescheme and Childcare Voucher schemes

Further details are available from the vacancies page of our website: www.orleanspark.school/vacancies/11323.html 

Closing date for applications: 10am on Friday 15 June 2018

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the application deadline/closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The appointment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including references, medical clearance and an enhanced DBS Disclosure. Orleans Park is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Computer Science and ICT at Orleans Park

All students in Year 7 and 8 have an hour-long period of Computing a week. In these lessons students develop computing and programming skills using programmes like Python, as well as developing their digital literacy and understanding of safer internet use. At Year 9, as students begin to opt for their GCSE courses, the school offers both GCSE Computing and an applied ICT course, having four one hour periods over a two week period for this; this increases to five periods in Year 10 and 11. Students can progress onto A Level Computer Science in our Sixth Form, with some students opting to continue this into further study at university. 

The department’s results are very strong at both GCSE and A-level and our students enjoy the subject and the opportunities it affords them. 

We have three large suites exclusively for Computer Science and ICT teaching, with two further small suites dedicated for Sixth Form use.  There are a number of small ICT suites in Art, Modern Languages, Design Technology, English, Music and the library. Each suite has a colour laser printer, a black laser printer and an interactive whiteboard. There are also laptops available to use for A Level Computing projects and there is Wi-Fi capability throughout the school.

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More about Orleans Park School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Richmond Road, Twickenham, TW1 3BB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 88910187
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Orleans Park is a happy, thriving, successful and oversubscribed 11-18 mixed comprehensive that serves its local community in Twickenham with over 1,200 students.

In November 2017, Ofsted recognised that Orleans Park is an outstanding school. They sa...