Head of department for computer science, Bedford

Closing date:Expiring soon

Lincroft AcademyBedford

Date posted:
Start date: Appointment for Easter/September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS TLR 2.2 £4,531
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Head of department for computer science 

Full time – MPS/UPS TLR 2.2 £4,531

Appointment for Easter/September 2020

Are you currently in a middle-management role and looking for a career move where you can lead a team and support senior leaders in achieving the best outcomes for students? Or, perhaps you are already an outstanding department leader who strives for excellence?  

Lincroft Academy is a school with an excellent reputation, which is well deserved. We provide outstanding teaching and pastoral care for the students and achieve excellent standards.

In addition, Lincroft Academy is part of the very successful Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF). This is a multi-academy trust made up of five excellent member academies, which has a commitment to excellence in education and puts student progress at the heart of all it does. SAF has an outstanding reputation and provides a strong support network and a variety of opportunities for staff in each of its academies.

We are currently seeking to appoint an inspirational and forward thinking Head of department to lead our computer science team.

The successful applicant must be a talented and knowledgeable practitioner who can lead in all aspects of the curriculum and whose key focus is to develop exciting and engaging learning opportunities to all students. You must be able to demonstrate that you have the ability to deliver well informed and current initiatives and motivate and drive students to gain the best outcomes. 

You will contribute to the strategic development of the academy by implementing whole academy new initiatives, monitoring and reporting on key outcomes, to ensure the department meets academic targets.

We encourage enthusiastic and motivational candidates who share a genuine passion to the post to apply.

We can offer:

  • the opportunity to join a highly successful school and multi-academy trust; 
  • a stimulating and creative working environment where extracurricular activities flourish; 
  • an exceptional CPD provision for all staff, working in collaboration and sharing best practice; 
  • career/secondment opportunities within our MAT schools; 
  • Our own on-site gym located within the Trust, offering subsidised membership.

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed, by appointment. 

Closing date: Wednesday, 11th December 2019 at 9.00am

Interview date: W/c 16th December 2019

For further information on the role and to obtain an application pack, please visit www.lincroft.beds.sch.uk  

Please return your application form to: HR Department, Sharnbrook Academy Federation, c/o Great Ouse Academy, Seaforth Gardens, Bedford, MK40 4TJ.  Email: HR@saf.org.uk  Telephone:  01234 907896

Applications from agencies and personal CV’s will not be accepted.

Sharnbrook Academy Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and the list of those prohibited from teaching or working within the profession.



More about Lincroft Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Station Road, Oakley, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7RE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1234 822147
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