We have a vacancy for a teacher of Computing and IT (maternity cover), to join a dynamic, outstandingly successful team. Results in the directorate continue to be excellent as a result of high quality teaching, learning and assessment. The academies are very lucky to have a skilled workforce able to teach Computer Science qualifications as well, so a new applicant would have many opportunities to learn from peers, where necessary.
Do you want to work with resilient, eager students aged 11 to 19? Are you able to help young people develop academic and personal skills swiftly? Would you value the opportunity to work in a modern, vibrant town with a historic heart? If the answer is ‘Yes’, a position of employment at Tamworth Sixth Form/Landau Forte Academy QEMS is for you.
- Hours: 40.75
- Weeks: 52
- Contract: Full time, temporary position
- Start date: September 2017
- Salary: Dependent upon experience
- Closing Date: Friday 14 July at midday
- A graduate with qualified teacher status
- A well-qualified teacher in Computing and ICT, with a strong teaching record or an outstanding newly or recently qualified teacher
- Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the appointment
- Excellent in-depth knowledge of the place of Computing and ICT in the development of young people and of the place of Computing and ICT within the wider curriculum
- An interest in the latest developments in Computing and ICT teaching
- Excellent relationships with students and parents
- Willingness to explore innovative and dynamic methods for teaching and learning
- High levels of enthusiasm, ambition, energy, resilience and determination
- Competent in the use of ICT both as an administrative tool and in teaching, learning and assessment practices
- Ensure that teaching, learning and assessment meets the needs of learners, impacting positively upon student attainment and achievement; that it fulfils as appropriate the demands and requirements of the published Academy curriculum maps, tutor guides and student guides, and external examination syllabuses.
- Provide overall direction for student learning within your remit, ensuring that provision is made for students of all abilities, that they are effectively taught and that learning and achievement are evident. Work with other staff in contributing to the total learning of students, including extension and enrichment activities.
- Follow the principles of the Academy's curriculum planning and development framework in preparing, delivering and developing, with others (staff and partners from industry and commerce), aspects of the curriculum.
- Set and maintain high standards, expectations and aspirations for both staff and students, ensuring that all are treated with dignity and respect and that students receive appropriate guidance, support and recognition.
- Ensure the effective preparation, planning and delivery of the agreed Computing and ICT Department’s learning programmes, utilising flexible approaches to learning including the application of online learning.
- Ensure that appropriate, challenging attainment targets are set and used with all students and monitor their performance in terms of attainment, achievement (both quantifiable value added measures and broader qualitative achievements) and progress in respect of the outcomes from learning programmes and activities.
- Evaluate classes’ levels of attainment and achievement against both Academy targets and nationally recognised benchmarks.
- Monitor the quality and effectiveness of Assessment of Learning and Assessment for Learning, ensuring that the marking, assessment, recording and reporting processes are both effective and compliant with Academy policies.
- Ensure that Academy policies in relation to effective learning, student rewards and managing behaviour are successfully implemented to ensure that curriculum team members secure a well ordered and disciplined teaching and learning environment.
- Operate as a learning tutor and, unless responsible for a Division of the Academy or other specified responsibilities, as a Personal Tutor.
- Ensure that learning methods are current and professional development is actively sought to further enhance pedagogy and practice, as well as subject knowledge.
What we can offer you
- A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
- The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
- Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
- A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
- Membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
- Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health