Teacher of Computing & Digital Education Officer, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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The Stephen Perse FoundationCambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Start date: June 2018 or Sept 2018/Jan 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: The Stephen Perse Foundation has its own competitive salary scale. Remuneration will be in accordance with candidate experience.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are the Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is inspiring. It is a community in which everyone, staff or student, achieves and makes a contribution every day.

By teaching students to think for themselves, we achieve exceptional results – but for us, education is not just about grades. We see the individual behind the results. We develop strength of character, a sense of social responsibility and an ability to innovate and collaborate. We look for and develop this added value with our staff as well as our students.

A global outlook, a focus on pedagogy, a ground-breaking commitment to digital learning and an emphasis on inspirational learning environments make us different. More than that, our policy of 'looking beyond' underpins education here. Co-curricular learning is integral to what we do, where opportunity and excellence are valued and encouraged.

Our community, led by the Principal, Miss Tricia Kelleher, is made up of a family of six different schools, each with its own Head, comprising 1,100 boys and girls aged 3 to 18, around 150 teaching staff and 145 support staff.

With an Exceptional ISI Inspection report in 2014 and Independent School of the Year 2014/5, we have much to be proud of as we continue our journey.

However, we know that education in the twenty-first century is as much about looking forward as looking back. We have just completed a pioneering redevelopment plan, which includes a five-storey sports and learning centre in the heart of Cambridge. We have also admitted boys to our Senior School as of 2017, offering them access to the same exceptional education as girls.

By celebrating diversity and collaboration in school and with our wider community we encourage students to choose a path that is right for them. We recognise potential in every child and inspire young people to achieve their dreams - guiding them every step of the way.

Responsible to: Curriculum Leader of Innovative Learning and Theory of Knowledge

Location: Cambridge, covering whole Foundation

About Computing at the Stephen Perse Foundation

With the launch of a new Computational Thinking programme for KS3 in September 2018, it is expected that the appointed candidate will play a role in the design and delivery of taught Computing skills. The Stephen Perse Foundation’s aim is to embed creativity and computational thinking to help students to understand and change the world.

Pupils are involved in a wide variety of coding related activities. Younger pupils do a variety of Blockly based visual coding activities and unplugged activities. Later on, pupils have been creating a variety of programs in Python and Swift. They have also designed various games in Scratch and using the Micro:Bit. We enter our students into the annual Bebras Computational Thinking Competition with over 100 students making it into the top 10% bracket of the country and taking part in the Oxford Computing Challenge.

Your Role as a Teacher
At the Stephen Perse Foundation everyone is a learner. While our students enjoy the benefits of a creative and innovative learning environment, our teachers strive to inspire and engage through using a wide range of pedagogical approaches. Contribute to raising standards of achievement of all pupils.

Your Role as a member of the professional support team:  To support and provide training for all staff to facilitate the active participation of digital learning in the academic and social activities of the school.

Application process

Please apply directly through our online recruitment portal by clicking the Apply button below.

We are unable to accept CVs as a method of application.

The Stephen Perse Foundation 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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Address: Union Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1HF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223 454700
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We are the Stephen Perse Foundation. Extraordinary things happen here every day.

The Stephen Perse Foundation is inspiring. It is a community in which everyone, both students and staff, achieves and makes a contribution every day. 

For us, our e...