Teacher of Computing, Buckinghamshire

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The Royal Grammar SchoolBuckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Department

The Royal Grammar is a lead school in the Computing at Schools Network of Teaching Excellence. We are the only secondary school in Buckinghamshire to hold this accolade. The Department is heavily involved in outreach work in the local community through the CAS group and hosts the local hub for the Buckinghamshire region. In addition, the School is a centre for teacher training in Computer Science, providing CPD courses ranging from Primary School level right up to Advanced level. During the summer of 2016 over 60 teachers attended a one-week Python Programming Course – the biggest such training event since CAS was formed in 2009 and the largest in the country. This event brought together teachers from around the world, including Japan, the Middle East, Brazil, South Africa and the United States. There is real potential for any teacher joining the department to make a contribution to this work.  

The role

The Royal Grammar School is looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic teacher.  High standards pervade all aspects of the school’s life, and the students’ interest in and commitment to physics is particularly evident from their enthusiasm and motivation. Organisational skills are important, but these will need to be complemented by creativity, flexibility, and a passion for education.

The School

With its origins in the 13th Century, the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, was granted a Royal Charter by Queen Elizabeth I in 1562. Much has changed since, but RGS continues to enjoy a reputation as one of the leading state selective schools in the country having been consistently rated ‘outstanding’. 

We have high academic standards, excellent examination results and consistently feature as one of the top 60 state schools in England. Almost all students progress to university with 15–18 attending Oxford or Cambridge each academic year. We offer a huge range of co-curricular experiences, the extent of which is, I believe, unparalleled in the state sector.  

Our innovative teachers deliver a high-quality classroom experience underpinned by our RGS Ethos of Learning. Exceptional pastoral care ensures that, in a large school, every boy is known as an individual.

We encourage all Wycombiensians to be self-confident, positive, healthy and enquiring young men who acquire the qualities of tolerance and respectfulness embodied through a modesty of manner. 

Most of our students are day boys. Boarding, however, has a unique capacity to shape the lives of young people and RGS offers this provision to 70 boys as one of 40 state boarding schools. Full, weekly and day boarding is on offer and plays a substantial role within the life of the School.

To see the full range of activities undertaken at the school, we would encourage you to visit our website (www.rgshw.com).

Headmaster: Mr Philip Wayne

Closing date: Monday 20 May 2019

More about The Royal Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Amersham Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 6QT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1494 524955
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