Subject Leader - Computing, Rickmansworth

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The Reach Free SchoolRickmansworth

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Academy Trust Payscale (up to £53,000) based on skills and experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Subject Leader - Computing

Dates:   Apply by Monday 21st May 2018

Location:  Rickmansworth

Contract type:  Full Time/ Part Time

Contract term:  Permanent

Salary: Academy Trust Payscale (up to £53,000) based on skills and experience

Start Date:  September 2018

The Reach Free School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Subject Leader - Computing to join our team of talented, energetic and visionary teachers. 

This rare opportunity offers the right candidate the chance to play an integral role as we continue to develop Computing as a subject at our school. From September 2018 we will be located in our new permanent £18m building. At Key Stage 4 pupils have the options of GCSE Computer Science and Certificate in Digital Applications (DiDA). In the Sixth Form this will be A Level Computing, with the potential to introduce further courses as the school grows. Through our Electives programme there is space to develop an interest and understanding of programming, enterprise and entrepreneurship beyond the curriculum. 

This is an excellent career opportunity offering valuable leadership and management experience that would provide the ideal preparation for further middle or senior leadership roles. 

We are looking for an expert practitioner with successful teaching experience across the age and ability range, and someone who demonstrates a good understanding of the potential of technology to enhance learning. 

You will have a passion for Computing, and a track record of excellent teaching, collaboration and creativity. You will hold and embody the highest expectations of your pupils and will have the drive and ambition to create an outstanding environment for learning, in Computing and beyond. 

The Reach Free School is looking for its Subject Leaders to: 

  • Be outstanding practitioners who inspire pupils and colleagues
  • Be creative in delivering a rigorous, academic curriculum
  • Believe that every child can and will succeed
  • Be flexible, collaborative and resilient
  • Be excited about helping to design and create every aspect of the school, including the curriculum, policies and the extended day programme
  • Contribute to the whole life of the school through our extra-curricular programme
  • Have the highest ambitions for your pupils, the school and yourself

In return we will offer you: 

  • A unique opportunity to be a key member of staff and help build on the school’s successes to date
  • A happy and supportive working environment with high expectations and standards
  • An opportunity to pioneer an exciting new curriculum at Key Stage 4 and Post-16
  • A network of outstanding practitioners to collaborate with and learn from
  • Leadership and management opportunities both now, and in the future as the school grows
  • A BUPA cash plan to contribute to medical care 

The Reach Free School is a successful and rapidly growing secondary Free School, which opened in September 2013. The over-subscribed school is a popular choice for local families. From September 2018, the school will be moving to a brand new purpose built building right in the heart of the community that it serves.  

If the challenges of working to develop a new, local school appeal to you, then we would like to hear from you.

Further information is available from our website: www.thereachfreeschool.co.uk

Potential candidates are encouraged to contact The Reach Free School with any questions on 01923 224764 or via email to Mrs S Berman, Headteacher’s PA at sberman@reachfree.co.uk 

Closing date for applications:

Apply by Tuesday 8th May 2018, although an early application is recommended 

Interviews to take place: 

May 2018

The Reach Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and expects all staff to share this commitment. In accordance with our Safer Recruitment Policy we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as 'spent' must be declared when applying. The applicant may post such a declaration in an envelope marked 'Private & Confidential’ for the Headteacher. The successful applicant must obtain DBS clearance at enhanced level. The school will also carry out a prohibition from teaching check. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of your employment.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Unit 3, Wolsey Business Park, Tolpits Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD18 9BL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 224764
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The Reach Free School is a new 11 to 19 school in Rickmansworth, which serves pupils of all backgrounds and abilities. Opened in September 2013, the school has been founded by a group of teachers and local parents in response to a significant demand ...