Subject Leader: Computing, Newham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Chobham AcademyNewham

Date posted:
Start date: January/April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS (Inner London) + TLR £4705 + £2,000 Harris Allowance
Contract term: Permanent

We are currently looking to appoint a qualified Teacher to join us as Subject Leader of Computing.

The Department recognises the relevance of Computing to future careers prospects and incorporates STEM links within all of the Faculty subject areas. It has also worked over the last 12 months to develop cross-curricular links with other STEM subject areas to ensure consistent approaches to developing the wider learning skills of the students we teach. The Faculty is always keen to grow and develop its teaching and learning practice and put students at the centre of the curriculum. We work hard to make sure that our students love our subject, improve the cultural capital of those that we teach, and aspire to achieve their very best.

The Faculty is extremely well resourced with Computing having its own dedicated specialist classroom. The department runs extracurricular sessions which further develops the passion and skills Computing students. We use a wide range of software such as ‘Scratch’ and ‘Kahoot’ to engage and enthuse our students.

Passionate about education and have a flair for working with young people? Join us.

Your opportunity

Advance your career within the Federation's supportive academy environment established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders. With unrivalled opportunities for progression, we can provide bespoke courses and qualifications to match your aspirations, whether that be as a teacher, middle or senior leader. Our Teaching School Alliance can equip you with the right experience, knowledge and training you need to succeed.   

The successful candidate will:

  • Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.
  • Implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students.
  • Support the subject area as appropriate and provide direction for Subject Lead and teachers.
  • Monitor and support the overall progress and development of students.
  • Provide a motivating and structured learning experience, which will provide students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
  • Contribute significantly to raising standards of students' attainment as a teacher and form tutor.

For a full job description and person specification, please download the Job Pack.

About Chobham Academy:

Chobham Academy opened in September 2013 as part of the Harris Federation. Our 3-18 academy is a world class educational legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the East Village complex, the academy serves the community newly established in 2,800 new homes, along with existing communities in Newham and Waltham Forest. Chobham Academy is judged "Outstanding" in every category by Ofsted.

Why work at Chobham Academy?

  • World-class facilities for learning, leisure and sport, creating a dynamic centre of learning and the hub of the local community
  • An all-through Academy, providing unique opportunities for nurturing and developing excellence throughout the local community
  • Inclusive model of learning, with an ethos based upon aspiration, ambition and high achievement for all
  • All the advantages of a successful academy group, including a strong central team of support, teaching and leadership staff
  • Generous Harris rewards and benefits package

Come and see us in action: visits to Chobham Academy are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0203 747 6060 to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation.

Harris Benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
  • Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
  • An Inner London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
  • Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
  • The opportunity to work with our amazing students!

Click here for a full list of Harris benefits. 

The Harris Federation

The Harris Federation is the leading large Multi Academy Trust in the country for both primary and secondary education. We have an established reputation in transforming education in London and an unrivalled track record in achieving success through rapid school improvement.

Closing the gap between young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and their peers has always been a core mission of the Harris Federation. We have transformed standards in schools that had, in some cases, failed for generations before joining the Harris Federation. Social mobility is the Holy Grail for the pupils we serve. The key to their futures is a high quality education.

We want every child in London to have the best possible education, enabling them to fulfil their potential and decide their own future.

We look for motivated support staff who are committed to helping us transform lives and who will share our belief that every child has the potential to do well.

Please note: academies may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. You will still be able to add information until the closing date, but you will not be able to submit your application. With this in mind, you are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

Harris academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. In line with our commitments to safeguarding, the Harris Federation uses preferred agencies and is unable to work with any agencies where Terms of Business have not been agreed by both parties prior to an engagement. Harris Federation is fully committed to equality and to valuing diversity as an employer and a provider of education. Click here to view our full equality and diversity statement. 



More about Chobham Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 40 Cheering Lane, Newham, London, E20 1BD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 203 747 6060
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Chobham Academy opened in September 2013 as part of the Harris Federation. Our 3-18 academy is a world class educational legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the East Village complex, the academy serves the communit...