Teacher of ICT and Computing, Wirral

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St John Plessington Catholic CollegeWirral

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Mainscale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Salary Scale Mainscale 

Contract                                    Permanent

Start date:          September 2019 

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 17th April  2019, 12 noon.

The Governors would like to invite applications from excellent practitioners for the post of Teacher of ICT and Computing.  An enthusiastic, dynamic and inspirational Teacher of ICT and Computing is required to join a thriving and highly successful curriculum area which has made a major contribution to the strong examination results achieved throughout the College. This role represents an incredibly exciting opportunity for any candidate who is eager to be a part of an organisation that seeks to secure the very highest educational standards for pupils, who has high standards, commitment, passion, and the ability to teach KS4 and A-Level across the full ability range. 

The department is dynamic, supportive and successful with a long history of excellent results at KS4 & 5. At KS4/5, we currently teach GCSE Computer Science, BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Computing, BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in IT and BTEC Level 2 Tech Award in Digital Information Technology. 

A flexible practitioner, you will teach across a wide ability range while maintaining high expectations for all learners. Knowledge of Computer Science, programming and Databases are essential, as well as a desire to help every child fulfil their potential.

St John Plessington Catholic College Voluntary Academy has been an outstanding and oversubscribed 11-18 college for more than 10 years. In 2007 and then again in 2013 was judged by OFSTED to be outstanding in every category and over this time has been awarded numerous accolades. This has included the prestigious award by The Times Educational Supplement (TES) of “Outstanding Secondary school of the year” in 2010, Investors in People Gold Award 2013, the TES award for “Numeracy and Mathematics” in 2013 and were shortlisted for the TES award for “Literacy and English” in 2013. We were shortlisted for the TES Secondary School of the Year Award in 2018.  The College has been a national support school since 2009 and has provided extensive school to school support during this time. 

The College become an Academy in 2012 and is part of Holy Family Catholic MAT comprising two other outstanding Teaching Primary Schools and one sponsored secondary school. In 2014, we became a Teaching School extending our network further, and we are a major contributor to our local area across all strands of the Teaching School remit.  Over the years we have welcomed over a 100 schools to view what we do well. In 2016, the college achieved a SSAT award for “exceptional student Key Stage 4 attainment” in recognition of being in the top 20% of schools nationally. We also achieved the SSAT award for “exceptional student key stage 4 progress” in recognition of being in the top 10% of schools nationally. We have received these awards each year since 2009. As part of the SSAT family we have contributed to the system by hosting a range of Conference Days as well as being part of Leading Edge. 

The 2018 Progress 8 Headline measure St John Plessington came in the top 18% of schools nationally with a Progress 8 score of +0.39. The progress of our disadvantaged students indicates that they are almost catching up with other pupils nationally with a Progress 8 score of +0.07. The national score for this cohort is -0.44 and for other students it is +0.13. Our boys achieve a Progress 8 score of +0.1 and our girls achieve +0.69 placing us as the top performing comprehensive school on the Wirral for both of these categories.

In 2018, we were chosen to be part of the government’s Mandarin Excellence Programme. Successfully securing a Chinese assistant via Hanban, all Y7 pupils study Mandarin along with three teachers. 

Our curriculum is inspired by the motto ‘Aspire not to have more but to be more’. It is designed to provide equality of opportunity and for all and to enable all of our pupils to have choice filled lives. In addition to the National Curriculum subjects, our pupils follow an ‘Aspire Programme of Study’ which includes oracy, a politics excellence programme and Duke of Edinburgh. We believe that the experience at St John Plessington provides our pupils with the social, cultural and intellectual capital to be the best they can be and to make a positive difference locally, nationally and internationally.

OFSTED Inspection – May 2013:

What OFSTED has said about us:

• The students at St John Plessington are the jewels in the crown of this outstanding College

• Behaviour and safety of pupils are outstanding

• The Leadership and Management are outstanding

• The achievement of pupils is outstanding

• The quality of teaching is outstanding

• Teachers have high expectations of their students

• The behaviour of students is exemplary. They are happy, safe and have real pride in their College

• Students value the strong relationships they have with each other and their teachers these relationships, built on a foundation of mutual respect, create an atmosphere where outstanding learning can take place

• The outstanding leadership of the Head Teacher supported by passionate and determined colleagues is central to the success of the College. They share an unwavering belief that all students can achieve their potential.

What we can offer:

• A chance to work in a cutting edge, outstanding comprehensive Teaching School 

• The opportunity to make a significant difference to our children’s lives in an environment that has high aspirations for all.

• The chance to help shape and develop our other school through collaborative leadership and dynamic interpersonal skills

• A working environment that is modern and professional 

• Great experience for those who want to work at the very highest level in education

• A comprehensive, tailored CPD offer at every level

For further details about this exciting role and how to apply, please contact: Claire Beckwith on 0151 645 5049 Email: clairebeckwith@stjohnplessington.com or visit our website www.stjohnplessington.com

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Young People and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

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More about St John Plessington Catholic College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Old Chester Road, Bebington, Wirral, Merseyside, CH63 7LF, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 151 6455049
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  St John Plessington Catholic College Voluntary Academy has been an outstanding and oversubscribed 11-18 college for more than 10 years. In 2007 and then again in 2013 and was judged by OFSTED to be outstanding in every category and over t...