- £52,160 - £57,556 per year
Associate Lead for Computer Science and Digital Learning job summary
Associate Leader for Computer Science & Digital Learning
Salary: TSAT Leadership Scale (L9-L13) - £52,160 - £57,556
Start date: January 2023
Contract: Full time, Permanent
Closing Date: Sunday 4th September 2022
Interview Date: TBC
We have an exciting vacancy for an Associate Leader for Computer Science & Digital Learning to join us at The Portsmouth Academy.
As Associate Leader you will lead on the quality of provision in the computing curriculum and for continuous improvement of the school’s digital learning offer. You will support the academy to continue to have a high profile around the transformative impact of teaching with technology and its potential to accelerate students’ learning; and reduce workload for teachers.
The Associate Leader will share responsibility for senior leadership and management for the Academy ensuring continual improvement and high quality, engaging and fulfilling cognitive education for all students that leads to excellent outcomes.
The Portsmouth Academy is on a journey to becoming a “Microsoft Showcase School” due to our approach to digital learning. The academy has launched a one:one device policy, so every child in Year 7 has their own laptop. We are already seeing the benefits of digital learning such as our students developing their digital skills and truly making learning last. If you have a passion for digital learning then we would love to talk to you about our Principal role and how you can help lead us on our journey to being a Microsoft Showcase School.
We will also be opening a specialist resource provision within the school which will have 48 places for young people with learning and cognition challenges. This will be an all through provision and students will join us in year 5 from our trust schools meaning they will be with The Portsmouth Academy for 7 years allowing us to truly transform their life chances.
Your new role
For a full list of roles, responsibilities and the person specification please view the attached job description.
- Have experience of creating a productive learning environment which is engaging and fulfilling for students and staff;
- Have strong leadership skills; able to inspire others and collaborate effectively for improvement;
- Ensure that students achieve in the subject of Computing and that digital learning across the schools helps to improve engagement and progress.
- Design and implement a well-sequenced computing/IT curriculum for KS3 and KS4 which includes skills such as coding, digital creation and working with emerging technologies; and which leads to good uptake of the subject(s) at KS4 and good achievement;
- Provide additional IT based qualifications for students that allow them to leave the academy ‘future ready’;
- Promote the use of new and existing technologies through incorporating them into lessons for students; demonstrating advanced professional practice in this area and contributing to whole-school digital development through actively sharing/modelling and promoting the benefits of teaching with technology;
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.
We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.
Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:
- Think about their Thinking
- Be their Best self
- Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances
What our Trust will offer you:
- Revised competitive pay scales to retain and reward excellent staff
- The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
- Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
- Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice with the relevant year group teachers of the other secondary schools within our trust
- Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
- Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early Career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes
- As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Chartered Teacher
- A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
- Free parking in our staff carpark
Applying for the job
If you are interested in working at our school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!
Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.
We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to contact Sue Wood – email@example.com to arrange an informal conversation about the role with a member of the leadership team.
If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site, please click here to submit an application via Microsoft Forms
If this position is not quite right for you, but you would be interested for any other positions within our Trust please click here to join our Talent Pool.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.More on how to apply (opens in a new tab)
If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.
About The Portsmouth Academy
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- School size
- 1128 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
“Leaders have dramatically improved the quality of teaching, learning and assessment… consequently, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is consistently good and continues to improve.” – Ofsted, April 2017 -
The Academy is focused on providing an inclusive education for all children and ensuring that every child has access to the same opportunities. The Portsmouth Academy’s vision and ethos is rooted in developing aspirational and self-reflective learners who are able to think for themselves and be valuable members of their community. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum in both KS3 and 4, placing significant importance on cultural capital alongside academic achievement.