Teacher of Computing, Manchester

Closing date:Expiring soon

Loreto Sixth Form CollegeManchester

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Based on Sixth Form Colleges' Association Teachers' pay spine from Points 1-9 (£24,098 - £39,329)
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Loreto Sixth Form College is located in Hulme, a mile south of the centre of Manchester and very close to Manchester University and Manchester Metropolitan University, with excellent transport links. 

It is a part of an international network of Catholic schools and colleges established by the Loreto Sisters. It works under the Loreto English Trust Board. All the Loreto schools and colleges in England are part of and participate fully in the work of the Loreto English Educational Network. 

Loreto College was designated by the National College for Teaching and Leadership as a Teaching School in March 2014. It works in partnership with four other schools as “Teach Manchester” to support schools to improve performance.

Although the college has had a presence in inner-city Manchester since 1854, its re-building programme of 2004 delivered the modern, state-of-the-art facilities that have provided the backdrop to its most recent success. The college has up-to-date modern learning facilities in all subject areas, ensuring that students’ learning environments are of the highest quality.

Judged Outstanding in all areas at the last OFSTED Inspection, the college has continued to maintain and improve its performance. Its financial status is Outstanding and it has been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education.

One key area of Loreto’s success is the support provided for students, including three student study centres – with careers, study skills and mentoring support, a library with internet access and multimedia resources, dedicated private interview rooms for students requiring support, advice and counselling, and a chapel – for quiet reflection.

Loreto’s ICT facilities are second to none, offering 21 IT suites, including AppleMac, computerised work stations and study support area and networked IT facilities in all classrooms with internet access. The recent opening of the final phase of the building programme, St Joseph’s, includes maths and science theory rooms. Prior to this, the new build programme has included a shop, a theatre workshop area and additional theatre, new media editing suites, music technology suites and sound recording studios.

The College has approximately 3,300 full time students predominantly in the 16-19 age range, studying GCE A Level and vocational advanced, intermediate and foundation courses.

Applications for Loreto far exceed the number of places that we are able to offer.

Loreto has a long established Excellence Unit, which provides enrichment opportunities and extension activities to enhance Oxbridge, Dentists/Medics/ Vets and wider Russell Group applications. The department for students with learning difficulties and disabilities has approximately 40 students.

The Faculty for Science and Mathematics comprises a total of seven departments (Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Economics, Computing and Sport). Each area has a distinct and readily recognisable character while all seem to deliver the distinctive mission so important to Loreto College staff and students. 

The Computing department occupies the top floor of the Ellis and Kennedy building with all classrooms fully kitted out with high speed computers and one central interactive TV with large whiteboards. We are in the incredibly pleasing position having high student numbers which facilitates having two full time staff teaching solely the Computing A-level. We have a fantastic pass rates and high grades rates for the A-level with on average 98% of our students scoring A*-E and 40% of our students scoring A* - B on the new linear A-levels. 

The Computing A-level team works alongside the BTEC ICT teams who deliver Extended Diploma, Subsidiary Diploma and the level 2 Diploma programmes.

We wish to make the following appointment to commence January 2020.  

Teacher of Computing – Full Time 

This appointment is fixed term until July 2020. 

Salary: Based on Sixth Form Colleges' Association Teachers' pay spine from Points 1-9 (£24,098 - £39,329)

We welcome applications from newly qualified, experienced and Advanced Skills Teachers from all sectors, including post 16, 11-16 schools, sixth form colleges and 11-18 schools.

For further details please visit our website: www.loreto.ac.uk/current-vacancies/, or call 0161 226 5156.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

More about Loreto Sixth Form College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16 - 19 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Chichester Road, Hulme, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M15 5PB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 2265156
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