Head of Computing/IT

Location Surrey

Contract Permanent

Salary £47,200 - £50,500 + TLR

Ref DH - HOC - SUR

Are you a Computing/IT Teacher looking for an opportunity to progress your career?

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Head of Computing/IT to join our school and provide high quality teaching.

The successful applicant will be passionate about teaching and committed to supporting students in achieving their very best. Teaching high quality lessons and a focus on high standards and engagement is vital to the role as we are committed to excellent outcomes for all our young people as well as providing wider curriculum opportunities that support our students’ holistic education.

We are an ambitious 11-18 independent school, where all are encouraged to achieve their full potential. We have an excellent reputation both academically and pastorally and we firmly believe that all our students are entitled to a curriculum that is innovative, relevant and accessible for all. Whilst there is a great emphasis on English, Maths, Science, Humanities and Languages, this is balanced by a promotion of, and dedication to, the arts and creativity both in our taught and wider curricular offer.

The development of teaching and learning, is driven by a desire to understand how students learn and is led by evidence-based practice and access to high quality CPD. In addition, our innovative approach to the use of new technologies ensures that our students acquire the skills and confidence needed to be the leaders of the future, in a diverse and competitive world.

This role offers excellent CPD, career development opportunities, wonderful learners and the opportunity to play a central role in an excellent school. If you feel that you have the qualities and commitment to play that role, then we welcome your application.

At Key Stage 3, pupils are taught how to effectively use applications packages such as Word processing, Spreadsheets, Databases, Emails, Website development and programming through Python, Scratch and GameMaker. At the end of Key Stage 3 pupils sit an external ‘Functional Skills’ examination with OCR at Levels 1 and 2. This gives the pupils a valuable ICT qualification even if they choose not to take Computer Science GCSE or A Level. At Key Stage 4 we currently offer a GCSE course in Computer Science comprising of two units. This offers pupils the opportunity to do some practical programming and create a computer solution to a given problem. Pupils are also taught the fundamental principles of computing. We also offer a BTEC ICT Level 2 qualification for those who do not want to go down the programming route.

We currently offer OCR A Level Computer Science. Component 1 comprises of topics covering internal workings of the (CPU), data exchange, software development, data types and legal and ethical issues. Component 2 covers what is meant by computational thinking, problem solving, programming and algorithms. The students will also complete a piece of Non Exam Assessment where they will programme a solution to a problem of their choice. The NEA is internally marked and externally moderated.

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