Head of Computer Science and Business - Full-time

Employer
TRINITY SCHOOL SEVENOAKS
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 May 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent

Job Details

Pay: MPS

Start Date: September 2021

Why work for Trinity School Sevenoaks?:
  • We are a Christian school with a strong vision, values and leadership
  • We strive to place staff and students at the centre of everything we do
  • We will prioritise your development and help you achieve your career aspirations
  • Our new sixth form opened in September 2018. You can play an important part in shaping the school's future
  • Our students are exceptionally well behaved, polite and teachers are able to teach
  • We are confident you will enjoy coming to work each day
  • There is a real unity across the school and at every level
  • We deliver a broad curriculum across all 3 Key Stages with opportunity for teachers to teach in all departments up to Key Stage 5
  • We are a growing school and have additional responsibility points available for the right candidates and timetable release time for additional responsibilities
  • We are only interested in employing exceptional staff because we believe that our students deserve nothing less. If you are successful, we will recognise this in your remuneration package
  • Good travel links to London (35 mins by train), M25 (10 mins) and we are located in the heart of rural Sevenoaks

You will be committed to the development and progress of students, able to facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential and you will be the sort of person who enjoys a collaborative team working style, relishes a challenge and is resilient. You should be able to teach at all key stages including Key Stage 5.

The successful candidate will lead and manage the Computer Science and Business department to ensure that the teaching of Computer Science and Business at Trinity School is of the highest possible standard and that value is added to the attainment of all students across all Key Stages. Previous experience in a Head of Department role in a school environment is beneficial. You will be responsible in delivering a rich and diverse curriculum, which may include extra-curricular activities to support students' engagement and enjoyment of the subject.

Please include a personal statement with your application of, no more than one side of A4 as to why you would be suited to working at Trinity School. In the personal statement, please avoid a simple list of what you have done, focussing on the impact that you have had in your own classroom and in supporting other teachers achieve strong student outcomes.

We are recruiting as applicants apply therefore an appointment may be made before the close date.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. The successful applicant will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and checks regarding proof of ID, medical clearance and the right to work in the UK.

To apply please visit our website via the button below.

Closing Date: 06/05/2021 at 23:45

Interviews: May 2021

Information about the school

Trinity is a growing, non-denominational Christian free school based in Sevenoaks, Kent. We are a single academy trust which operates under the sponsorship of 30 local churches in the Sevenoaks area. Trinity was founded in 2013 by a committed group of local people, many of whom are governors of the school. We moved into our state-of-the-art building in September 2016 with years 7,8,9 and 10 (470 students). At full capacity we will accommodate 790 - 840 students, including our new Sixth Form, which opened in September 2018. We are a 11-18, non-selective, mixed school with four forms of entry and we attract many pupils who reach the standard to pass the 11 Plus. Half the intake have a faith reference.

Parents, staff and students describe the school as a truly special place to work, teach and learn. The culture is supportive, challenging and every member of the Trinity team has high standards and expectations and strives for excellence in every aspect of school life.

Our vision and values permeate everything we do and this is demonstrated by our extremely well-behaved students right through to our flourishing co-curricular programme. High quality teaching, coupled with outstanding pastoral care, ensures that our students have every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Teachers are well supported and developed through our CPD programme. Our state-of-the-art building has excellent, spacious facilities, well-resourced classrooms and designated staff work rooms. There is ample on-site staff parking, and a staff free duty lunch.

As a Christian school, we promote the Trinity Way in all we do: Truth, Excellence, Love, Leadership and Service. We believe that in doing so, students are well placed to grow into confident, outward focused individuals who live rewarding and purposeful lives. We hold unswervingly to a belief that every Trinity student should receive an education for life in all its fullness;.

Students at Key Stage 3 follow a broad, balanced curriculum and are allocated extra time for English and Maths. Our focus on these subjects, together with our rigorous attention to individual student performance, helps students to achieve the highest possible grades so that all of our students have the opportunity to take the English Baccalaureate at Key Stage 4.

At Key Stage 4 we offer a personalised curriculum, working together with students and parents, to ensure that students are following a Key Stage 4 programme of study that is wholly appropriate to their needs. The option blocks at Key Stage 4 are intended to facilitate this and all students are encouraged to consider taking the English Baccalaureate. The curriculum allows students to progress at the appropriate rate in all subject areas.

We are delighted to have opened our new Sixth Form in September 2018, with the capacity to accommodate 190 students. A variety of pathways are on offer. We are offering seventeen subjects, which includes nine facilitating subjects, a group of subjects that are frequently required for entry to degree courses, typically courses that run at Russell Group universities. In addition, we have a further eight subjects that are also academic and some with a creative learning.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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