Head of ICT/Computing

The British School Of MalagaSpain

Required for September 2021  -  Head of ICT/Computing

The school

The British School of Malaga  is the only British school in the city of Malaga. The school joined the International Schools Partnership in June 2018, a worldwide educational organisation where ‘amazing learning’ is at the heart of everything they believe in. The school offers a high-quality British education for both local and international students aged 3-18. The British School of Malaga teaches the English National Curriculum in EYFS, KS1, 2 and 3, the GCSE/International GCSE in Years 10 and 11, and the ‘A’ Level programme in Years 12 and 13. Students go on to study at top universities in Spain, the UK and around the world. There are currently 680 students attending the school. Learning takes place in well-resourced classrooms, delivered by internationally qualified educators who prepare students for an international future as global citizens.

The location

The school is located in an exclusive suburb of Malaga, a beautiful city on the Andalusian coast. The climate in Malaga is most agreeable all year round.

The post

The British School of Malaga has high expectations of its staff and welcomes fully qualified, flexible, creative, child-centred applicants who will further enhance the quality of teaching and learning at the school. Successful candidates will have an up to date knowledge of curriculum developments, be passionate about children both within and outside the classroom and be experienced and dynamic teachers who hold a relevant degree, have appropriate work experience and have a clear understanding of teaching throughout the Secondary levels.

It is a very exciting time for the ICT/Computer Science department and we are looking for an inspirational teacher to set up a new GCSE Computer Science course to deliver from September 2021, which has been chosen by a good number of students as has the IGCSE ICT course. As such, we are seeking a teacher with at least 2 years teaching experience and who is currently teaching GCSE or IGCSE Computer Science, who will be able to hit the ground running.  The ability to teach A level Computer Science is highly desirable for future course development. The current KS3 programme covers the three-strands of the National Curriculum and the successful candidate will be at the forefront of leading further change to Computer Science and will support the use of technology in the classroom. Candidates must also have a clear understanding and experience of teaching ICT in order to continue delivery of the Cambridge International GCSE ICT (0417), and Cambridge International AS/A levels Information Technology (9626). Individuals must be outstanding teaching practitioners, enjoy inspiring students through a student-centred approach to learning, have the ability to provide a model of excellent classroom practice, be highly committed, confident in data analysis, and possess excellent IT, organisational and communication skills.

The Secondary school has two fully equipped spacious IT labs with All-in-One Windows 10 computers and the Primary school also has one dedicated IT lab, with all facilities maintained by technical support who provide hardware and software as required. A generous departmental budget will be available for new resources.

We have launched a new Digital Learning programme and Years 3-11 will all have 1:1 devices from September 2021.  The Google Suite for Education is used extensively across the school, with Google Classroom in situ as the VLE. The new Head of ICT will be joining us at a very exciting time and they will have the opportunity to play a role in the successful implementation of how digital learning enhances learning.

Please state in your letter how your previous experience will ensure you will be successful in this role, including what you believe a KS3 programme should include, and your experience teaching the relevant GCSE and A level courses. Every member of the teaching staff is expected to contribute to the wider community aspect of school life.

Essential Criteria

Since we are a British style school we will only consider applications from candidates who:

• have QTS status or equivalent, recognised for the purposes of teaching in the UK or overseas and hold an appropriate teaching qualification;

• have a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a school in the UK or British school overseas;

• are in possession of an up to date Police Clearance / DBS / ICPC certificate from the most recent country of teaching;

• demonstrate in their letter of application how they will use their experience to address the challenges of teaching expatriate and local children in a British school in Spain.

Teachers at The British School of Malaga:

• are passionate about learning;

• inspire their students through their engaging and demanding teaching;

• participate in all aspects of school life creating a warm and safe community to which parents, staff and students are proud to belong;

• are flexible and have a sense of humour.

If this describes you then we would welcome an application from you. You must complete the BSM  application form and it should be uploaded to the TES portal including a  cover letter including the names and email contacts of three referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. The deadline for applications is Friday 30th April. Early applications are advised. The School reserves the right to make an appointment before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

We are only able to contact shortlisted candidates, and interviews will be held by Skype or face to face where possible. If shortlisted, you will have to present a current DBS certificate, ICPC or Police Check from your current country of employment, copies of teaching qualifications which would allow you to teach in a British school and proof of identity.

The British School of Malaga is committed to safeguarding children and young people.  All post-holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (in the UK) or Criminal Records (Police Check) disclosure from their most recent country of residence.

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