Sir William Perkins’s School is a high-performing independent girl’s school for approximately 600 students aged 11 – 18 years. The Head is both a member of HMC and GSA. It was founded in 1725 and is now on an attractive 12 acre site situated on the outskirts of Chertsey, a two minute walk from the railway station and very near to the junction of the M3 and M25.
The School has excellent facilities, having benefited from an extensive and ongoing building and refurbishment programme including a new staff room and kitchen and refurbished staff work room in autumn 2017. New Sixth Form centre, Drama Studio and Careers centre which opened in summer 2016
Well-qualified and enthusiastic graduate who is passionate about their subject to join our Computer Science department from September 2018. We would consider candidates on either a full or part time basis for the position and are willing to discuss hours by mutual agreement. The role would suit an individual seeking to broaden or deepen their experience or a new entrant to the profession as we could offer this as an NQT position with associated support from the Senior Teacher and a department mentor.
It is an exciting time in the Computer Science department at Sir William Perkins’s School. This role will suit someone whom is passionate about creating computer scientists with an inspiring vision of using technology within the class and school environment, whilst preparing students for a world using technology. With this in mind, the Computer Science department is still growing and it is an exciting prospect to become involved with more students every year becoming aware of how significant Computer Science is to society and fundamentally their future. Student uptake for GCSE and A Level is increasing year on year, and a greater opportunity is arising for involvement in creating and developing more co-curricular activities, including competitions, afterschool and lunch time clubs.
In September 2014, the Years 7 to 9 curricula were re-written to move from ICT to Computer Science. ICT is now taught in the other academic departments as part of their schemes of work and so the Computer Science curriculum now focuses on teaching how a computer works, designing algorithms and coding. This year the department has run trips to Kew Gardens (to investigate control systems) and LegoLand Windsor (robotics workshop) along with participating in competitions with Microsoft and GCHQ. Computer Science is a new GCSE option, first established in 2015, and is rapidly developing as an option subject. This successful development has continued to A level, where the cohort started in September 2017, studying AQA Computer Science.
Our IGCSE GCSE results saw 100% of the students achieving A*-A grades in summer 2017. As a new A Level there is one group in Lower 6th, which will convert into a group in the Lower and Senior 6th for 2018/19. Each year students go on to Computer Science and related subjects at university, including Oxbridge.
Sir William Perkins’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be expected to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure.
ABOUT THE SCHOOL:
Entrance to the School is by competitive examination and the School values its excellent academic reputation. The students are highly motivated and eager to learn. Significant emphasis is also placed on the broad and balanced curriculum, the wide-ranging co-curricular activities and the caring and supportive environment.
The ISI regulatory compliance inspection in September 2016 recorded that all eight parts of the standard were met and our report in the Good Schools Guide 2016 describes our “Excellent Results achieved with a big dollop of humour, humanity and freedom of thought”.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.
Please see attached Candidate Information Pack for further details.