Teacher of Computer Science and ICT
Required for a September start, an enthusiastic and innovative teacher of Computing and ICT. Applications welcomed from both newly qualified and experienced teachers.
The Computing Department at Therfield School is undergoing an exciting period of transition as it develops the computing curriculum. We strongly believe that a wide-ranging computing curriculum should be delivered across all key stages with the foundations laid at Key Stage 3. We deliver Edexcel Computer Science GCSE and a mixture of BTEC Level 3 Extended Certificate in Computing and A Level Computer Science. The department maintains that ICT is a valuable subject and will offer a technical ICT qualification at KS4 to replace the ICT GCSE.
We welcome applications from those who:
• Are able to teach Computer Science to KS4 and KS5 or have a determination to rapidly upskill to this level.
• have evidence of positive impact on student progress
• are keen to promote Computer Science and ICT throughout the school
• want to work in an ambitious department and to drive the teaching and learning across the department and school
• possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students.
Therfield is a mixed 11-18 Community School where “There are strong relationships between staff and pupils that underpin a positive atmosphere in which pupils want to learn…[pupils] work well together and are confident to express their ideas…The school is characterised by a nurturing and caring ethos.” Ofsted 2019. Our School Vision and Aims reflect our ethos, which is to strive for the highest possible academic standards in an environment of exciting learning opportunities, where individuals can develop their talents in safe and friendly surroundings. These aims are reflected in our ethos of “The Best for All: Excellence, Leadership, Opportunity” and are underpinned by The Therfield Way; A Culture of Achievement. Leadership development for staff and students is a key focus of the school and we have a highly positive reputation for staff development.
Therfield was recently selected as one of the first three schools in South East England to receive the prestigious National DfE Character Awards. This award celebrated excellence and diversity in this field, recognising that character is already being encouraged, nurtured and developed alongside academic rigour through a variety of programmes in and outside the school. This reflects on our status as an inclusive and comprehensive school and Therfield’s wish to lead on initiatives which will have an impact on the wider student.
The next steps:
If you are interested in the post, please contact the school for further information. If you believe you can meet our requirements, please apply. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.
You can download an application pack from www.therfield.surrey.sch.uk, or alternatively email Ms Jo Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Closing date for applications is 9am Wednesday, 24th April 2019.
Safeguarding Recruitment Statement
As part of our standard recruitment procedure, we would draw your attention to the fact that the school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).