Head of Computing, Acton
Location: Acton W3 9PP
Working Pattern: Full time • Permanent
Closing date: 25 February 2020
Ada Lovelace Church of England High School currently based at William Perkin Church of England High School, Greenford, Middlesex UB6 8PR is seeking to appoint a Head of Computing.
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As a new school within a highly aspirational and academically successful multi-academy Trust, Ada Lovelace CE High School offers comprehensive CPD, exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for its teachers. The school, now in its second year, is currently co-located at William Perkin CE High School (Ofsted ‘Outstanding’), and moves to its brand new permanent site in north Ealing in September 2020.
This is an exciting role for an innovative teacher who is ready to take on departmental leadership as we prepare our students for GCSE and beyond (the school’s first GCSEs will be in 2023). As the new Head of Computing you will be responsible for building the department in terms of curriculum planning and progress monitoring within the framework of the existing Trust curriculum model. You will ensure that the quality of teaching and learning in the department is consistently high and will contribute to the development of a culture of sharing good practice. Additionally, you will be responsible for the delivery of a rich wider learning offer in Computing.
Ada Lovelace is named after the Victorian pioneer of computing – it has a specialism in digital technologies and will provide different routes from Year 7 to Yr 13 in ICT and Computer Science as well as having a digital focus on the Arts and Creative Media. Ada Lovelace will use its Digital specialism to promote innovate approaches to teaching and learning using computation thinking processes across the curriculum to develop agile, confident problem solvers and effective decision makers. We will use the story of Ada Lovelace to make exciting employer links to deliver an ambitious employer and work related experience programme. Links are being developed to partner with forward thinking Universities to provide pathways for our students onto Digital and Creative undergraduate courses.
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We offer:• Exceptional professional development and career progression• Positive working relationships at all levels• A supportive Leadership Team• Opportunity to gain experience within four different Trust schools with a common commitment to professional collaboration
The successful candidate will have:• A good degree and QTS • Proven record of outstanding results• Outstanding skills as a classroom teacher and as a tutor• An excellent record of developmental work in current role• Some experience of managing or implementing pastoral systems and initiatives• Some experience of managing others / managing change• Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement• Energy and enthusiasm• A commitment to the ethos of the school
How to apply
Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website www.twyfordacademies.org.uk/recruitment/vacancies for more information about how to apply, and to download a Job description and Application Form.
Applications must be submitted to Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They can be posted to Twyford Church of England Academies Trust, c/o Twyford Church of England School, Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP or emailed to email@example.com Please do not submit applications by fax.
Interview date: Tbc: w/c 9 March 2020
The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. For more information about the DBS please see www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check . The post-holder will also be expected to read and adhere to the Trust’s Child Protection Policy, and any other Safeguarding documents stated within this.
Ada Lovelace CofE High School
Twyford Crescent, Acton, London W3 9PP
Tel: 020 8752 0141
Headteacher: Dame Alice Hudson