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Teacher of Computer Science

Brentwood School - All-Through with Sixth FormEssex

Brentwood Senior School is an academically selective HMC co-educational independent school with small class sizes and a happy, ambitious and supportive staff team. It is part of Brentwood School, a 3-18 HMC school of 1850 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding Teacher of Computer Science to join this high performing School. The teacher in this role is likely to be required to teach a second subject, preferably Mathematics or Physics. However, we are happy to consider 0.5-0.6 FTE part-time applicants for Computer Science only. This role is appropriate for an experienced teacher, as well as a suitable candidate who wishes to pursue a PGCE.

The role involves teaching Computer Science throughout the Senior School, from Year 7 up to and including the Sixth Form. Students are taught Computer Science through computational thinking, problem-solving and practical coding exercises in a number of languages, particularly Java. We offer the OCR GCSE and AQA A Level specifications, as well as a number of enrichment courses in programming. Members of the department collaborate and contribute jointly to the development of programmes of study, with the ambition to be at the forefront of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. 

The Senior Leadership Team is strongly supportive of Computer Science: a progressive innovative curriculum in Computer Science, including coding and computational and systems thinking, forms an important part of our new long-term strategy for the School intended to prepare students with the skills they need to flourish in the modern world.

The successful candidate will also be expected to assist in the support offered to pupils outside the classroom. Furthermore, all teaching staff are expected to participate fully in the wider life of the School through co-curricular involvement.

Brentwood School ethos

We embody our values of virtue, learning and manners just as those before us have been doing since 1557. We are proud of our modern inclusive community which is shaped by our Christian Foundation. Our pupils are confident without being arrogant, they look out for each other, they do the right thing, even when no-one is looking and they respect difference: you will see a footballer enjoying lunch with a chorister and a dance captain running a recycling project with a young chess enthusiast.

We help our pupils to solve problems. In partnership with parents, we teach them to persevere after setbacks, adopt a growth mindset, and challenge the norm. We encourage them to ask questions in class and take control of their own learning. Of course, they work hard and enjoy great success in and out of the classroom, and once they’ve left us, many go on to use and develop their leadership skills and achieve beyond their expectations, always remembering what Brentwood has taught them.

That’s who we are. We are Brentwood.

Staff across both the Prep and Senior School enjoy a bespoke collaborative approach to professional development. We believe in being a research engaged school, with those that facilitate our in-house research programme being trained by the Institute of Education. We support many of our staff in obtaining external accreditation across a range of fields and are engaged with a number of national and international organisations. We are a highly supportive school that values the contributions made by a motivated and intellectually curious staff. There are a range of ways that we enhance our staff experience; free gym membership, benefits hub, free lunch, free tickets to school concerts and performance to name but a few. Brentwood School has its own pay scale that is significantly above the maintained sector and we also have a range of staff accommodation that may be available for the successful applicant should they need to relocate. 

Applicants who do not have a TES account should visit our website and download an  application form or email: HR@brentwood.essex.sch.uk All Brentwood School vacancies can be found on the School’s website. The School reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time.

Brentwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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