Head of Computer Science

Rainhill High School, Prescot, Merseyside


Job details

Subject ICT
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £23,720 to £39,406

Job description

Are you passionate about Computer Science and IT? Do you want to join a small Computing team? Rainhill High School, including Rainhill Sixth is the place for you!

Our School’s mission is the ‘Pursuit of Excellence’ in everything that we do.

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, talented and dynamic Head of Faculty to lead a small team of specialists. You should have leadership experience with a strong track record of improvement as well as being a strong classroom practitioner.

The school has a very strong reputation locally and is significantly over subscribed. The 2014 OFSTED judgement endorsed our strong reputation and since the last inspection, the school has gone from strength to strength.

Overall Role and Remit
To work with and for one of the Deputy Headteacher to ensure;
1. To maximise the achievement of students in all Computing Faculty subjects against national and locally agreed benchmarked targets.
2. To be lead practitioner for the teaching of Computing
3. To maximise the recruitment and retention of students at KS4/5 in Computing Faculty subjects.
4. To maximise the quality of teaching. In particular to ensure there is no ‘inadequate’ teaching, and to maximise the proportion of ‘outstanding’ teaching.
5. To ensure delivery of Teaching and Learning Strategies.
6. To ensure the curriculum is up to date and innovative.
7. To maximise the learning opportunities for students.
8. To take a full and active part in the school’s quality assurance process.
9. To line manage the Computing Faculty teachers, including their Appraisal, with pay progression decisions.

Essential educational requirements

Good Degree in relevant subject area

Essential qualifications

PGCE in relevant subject area


Essential skills and experience

Experience of teaching Computing to GCSE.

Ability or experience of teaching Computing to A Level.

Evidence of excellent teaching – at least Good judgments

Familiarity with the A level and Vocational L3 syllabus requirement for IT and Computing subjects

Evidence of capacity to take on the required additional leadership workload

Employee benefits

TLR allowance TLR2B £4529 pa (pay award pending)

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1535 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Rainhill High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email jobs@rainhillhighschool.org.uk

School location

Warrington Road, Prescot, Merseyside, L35 6NY