Head of Computer Science job - Hounslow - September 2018

Teaching Personnel
London (Greater)
13 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Computer Science teaching opportunity - Hounslow - September 2018.

Post: Head of Department for Computer Science

Responsible to: Assistant Principal

School: Mixed 'Good' Secondary School in the Hounslow area.

Job Purpose

To develop a vision and to set a direction for your subject / area of responsibility and its contribution to the learning experience of all pupils
To build a subject team that delivers high quality teaching and learning and that collectively raises standards including levels of engagement, aspiration and attainment
To ensure that Academy policies are fully developed, communicated, implemented, monitored and evaluated

To set high expectations for standards of teaching and learning and to model good practice
To promote the building and sharing of good practice and successful innovation across your team
To ensure the consistent application of teaching and learning strategies that meet the needs of all learners
To ensure the ongoing development and evaluation of appropriate specifications and schemes of work and that these are followed by all teachers
To monitor and evaluate standards of teaching and learning through classroom observation, sampling pupils’ work and student feedback
To oversee effective assessment, recording and reporting of pupil progress
To monitor and evaluate standards of attainment through the collection, analysis and reporting of performance data
To contribute to regular school and team self-evaluation
To ensure the efficient and effective selection and deployment of staff and resources
To create a stimulating learning environment across your subject area that promotes its identity and its contribution to the whole Academy curriculum
To create, implement and regularly update your subject development plan
To develop effective departmental policies, communicate them through a departmental handbook and ensure they are consistently implemented
To keep abreast of national developments in your subject area and apply them where relevant
To carry out any other relevant tasks and duties as may occasionally be required


To report to your line leader and contribute actively to a relevant and coherent learning experience for pupils across the whole curriculum area
To build and maintain an effective team of staff
To hold regular team meetings for briefing, consultation, sharing of good practice and training
To provide subject information and an additional link with parents and others in relation to work in your subject area
To support and supervise all the members of your subject team and ensure their ongoing professional development via effective training and performance management
To support and supervise support staff based wholly or mainly in your area
To ensure effective induction for new staff and support for trainees
To develop cross curricular links

Person Specification

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the following in their application / interview:

Be an outstanding teacher
Be committed to continuous improvement
Have evidence of supporting or training other colleagues and of working with students beyond those that they teach
Have knowledge of current educational issues, legislation and an appreciation of the context of the academy
Be a team player
An unshakable belief that every student deserves the best and can achieve the best
A belief that there are no barriers to success that can’t be dismantled
The ability, time and energy to go the extra mile, no matter what
To be able to hold people to account in a fair, emotionally intelligent, honest, open but rigorous manner
To be endlessly positive and optimistic
To be solution focused and never give up
To be charismatic and have the ability to bring out the best in any student or adult
To have a relentless focus on high standards and an eye for detail

If you're interested in applying for this role, please send your CV today!

All applicants will require the appropriate qualification and training for this role. For teacher roles, we require a formally recognised teaching qualification. For Support staff our minimum requirement is GCSE English & Maths (A-C) or equivalent.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided

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