Teacher of Computing & IT

Cambridge Academy for Science and TechnologyCambridgeshire

Teacher of Computing & IT

The role

We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and confident teacher of Computer Science who can also teach IT and support the teaching of Designing the Built Environment (link to course details HERE) at KS4/KS5 to join a successful and expanding department in September 2021 at our unique specialist Academy.

An increasing number of our students choose to study Computer Science and IT at GCSE and in the sixth form. As a result, we are seeking a teacher who is able to develop the skills of our students in the practical applications of Computer Science. Applicants should have a passion for the subject and the knowledge to teach multiple programming languages including C#, VB.net and Python. The ability to support and guide students in their exploration of the theoretical aspects of the course is essential.

With industrial support, we have recently included Designing the Built Environment in our curriculum and are looking for a teacher to support students in the use of industry standard software packages such as AutoDesk Revit. This course would also give the successful candidate the opportunity to support students in the use of 3D design, 3D printing and laser cutting technologies through the use of the school’s Tech Lab which currently has 4 dedicated 3D printers and a laser cutter. Through the school’s unique ‘Challenge Project’ program the successful candidate would also have the opportunity to work with a number of our industrial partners many of whom also support the delivery of the Design the Built Environment course.

This post is a full time, and permanent post and would appropriate for NQTS or more experienced colleagues. We have an excellent track record at supporting and developing NQTs and providing career progression opportunities. There may be an opportunity for a teaching and learning responsibility for an appropriate experienced candidate.

About Us

CAST is an inspiring, specialist science academy for young people aged 13-19 years old. As part of United Learning we seek to bring out 'the best in everyone'. We equip our students with the ‘powerful knowledge’ they need to make a success of their lives and the character to become resilient in overcoming obstacles; to responsibly manage themselves; to work independently on things which challenge them and to work with others.

The college offers GCSE, A level and BTEC courses, along with unique opportunities to learn from working scientists, technologists and engineers.

Students work in state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities. Learning occurs in innovative and exciting ways, supported by CAST’s unique partnerships with business. CAST therefore gives students a head start into their future careers. Consequently, student results are strong, for example in 2019 Attainment 8 was 57.6 and students achieve well above national averages in STEM subjects.

We instil a workplace ethos, with a positive impact recognised in our most recent Ofsted inspection which stated that ‘The excellent behaviour of students in lessons and around college creates an environment in which it is a joy to teach and study.’

Staff feedback demonstrates to us that CAST is a great community to work in, with a supportive and collaborative culture that is highly valued. Staff have eight training and marking days built into the academic year.  There are numerous internal and external development opportunities available to all staff.

The college is situated in the heart of Cambridge’s Biomedical Campus, surrounded by world leading academic and commercial organisations which sponsor, support and contribute towards the life and work of CAST.

The College is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

We form part of the Cambridge Cluster, 5 schools who work collaboratively to further support our students through the quality of teaching and learning.  We work as a team and achieve more, by sharing, than any single school could.

CAST is also supported by the Baker Dearing Trust as a University Technical College (UTC).

We would be happy to arrange a remote meeting or a conversation with the Head of Department. Please contact HR at hr@cap.education 

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable candidates for the post.

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