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Head of Computing

TimePlan Education
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7 Jul 2022

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Head of Computer Science

Salary: MPS - UPS + TLR2B


Job Start: September 2022

Are you a Lead Practitioner, Head of Department or aspiring Head of Department who is looking for a new challenge?

Would you like to work in a Good (with Outstanding features) school?

Now is your chance to excel your career and join a top performing school who has recently implemented Computer Science into their curriculum, and the school are looking for a Head of Computer Science to join a small and close-knit department. The department is formed up of a Vice-Principal who teaches some Computer Science and a Trainee Teacher.

I am recruiting for a Head of a Computer Science Teacher to join a recent Ofsted rated 'Good' school in Brent, North West London for September 2022.

The Role:

Computer Science and Digital Literacy are growth subjects at the school as they seek to harness the power of emerging technology to be at the forefront of digital learning. As Head of Department, you will lead, develop and manage the effective delivery of an outstanding curriculum which enables the highest level of student progress and attainment in Computer Science; and drive our ambition to become a digitally literate school.

Manage department budget, resources and learning environment
Develop strong partnerships and ensure regular communication with parents
Be accountable for student progress in Computer Science and Digital Literacy across the school at all key stages, ensuring that all students achieve results in line with, or better than, value-added predictions
Model outstanding teaching and lead collaborative planning and development, including the sharing of resources and best practice within the department
Liaise with other department heads on a regular basis to ensure curriculum and learning goals are met across all subject areas and to exploit cross-year and cross curriculum links
Be responsible for maintaining and tracking students progress across the department, analysing all relevant data to make data-driven changes to the curriculum design and intervention strategies and using the data to monitor the performance of subject staff
Teaching KS3-KS5 Computer Science

The School:

This is an 8-form secondary school which passionately drive strong discipline, high quality teaching, mastery curriculum, raising aspirations and enrichment, character development and leadership development as their main 6 pillars.

The school have recently moved into their new, bright and airy building, which will feature a new library and a dining hall opening onto a courtyard, along with modern classrooms, a 5-court sports hall and a sixth form common room and study space. Outside, staff and students will benefit from a new all-weather pitch for sports like football, hockey, rugby and cricket and a multi-use games area for sports like basketball, netball and mini-tennis.

In their recent OFSTED inspection (October 2019) it was recognised that:

"The headteacher and leaders have very high expectations...... Staff want all pupils to succeed in every area of their lives, not just academically."

"Pupils, parents and staff all agree that the school has improved out of all recognition. Pupils are proud of the school."

"The school is a calm, safe and supportive place for pupils. Pupils behave very well in lessons. They get on well with one another and with adults. At breaktimes the atmosphere in social areas is friendly. Pupils say they feel safe and bullying is not a problem. If there is any, it is dealt with quickly."

" Staff morale is high. Excellent training helps to motivate them. Leaders listen to their concerns and do all they can to keep the workload manageable."

The school welcome applicants who believe that every child can succeed and can provide:

Outstanding Computing Teacher with a proven track record of success
Ideally 3+ Years' experience as a qualified Computing Teacher
Strong leadership qualities
Career minded and committed to your own CPD excellent classroom practice
outstanding knowledge of the curriculum
a commitment to raising achievement of all pupils
a team player approach
willingness to give and receive support
a Qualified Teachers Status (or equivalent)The School offers:

Twice as many training days as is standard
Weekly professional development for all staff
excellent induction, CPD programme and leadership courses
fantastic NQT programme
robust and supportive performance management systems
a technology rich school
strong leadership and support
Effective progression within the TRUSTThe school has a strong ethos of student welfare. Therefore, any successful applicant will undergo a full enhanced criminal record check (DBS). For more information please contact Kyle Burgher at Timeplan Education Ltd on (phone number removed) or . The school is interviewing ASAP for the right person
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