Head of Computer Science

William de Ferrers School, Chelmsford, Essex


Job details

Subject ICT
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £23,720,.00 to £39,406,.00

Job description

Head of Computer Science
TLR 2c £6,646.00
Required January 2020

Applications are invited for the post of head of computer science at the William de Ferrers School. We are looking to appoint an inspirational leader to play a key role in leading our computer science department towards outstanding. This is already a highly successful department and we are looking to appoint an outstanding leader who is ready to further develop and extend the success of the department.

Why work for William de Ferrers School?
Senior leadership team that encourage innovation from heads of departments but that offers unwavering support and guidance
Highly supportive and willing team of established computer science teachers
Dedicated administrative support team

Our recent Ofsted inspection of December 2018 confirmed our status as a good school. Our computer science department were instrumental in achieving this outcome.

William de Ferrers is a school with many strengths and aspires to be outstanding. As a school we believe all young people deserve to become world-class learners and thrive in a first-class educational environment. The successful candidate will be forward thinking and innovative with a passion to deliver high quality education and the ability to inspire others.

Please apply to the Headteacher using the school application form as soon as possible but before noon on Wednesday 16 October 2019. Visits to the school are welcome, please contact Mrs Clarkson, PA to the headteacher on 01245 326305 or headspa@wdf.school.

A detailed job description and application form are available from the school website on http://www.wdf.school. Please email the school for further information or for a pack to be posted to headspa@wdf.school.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced disclosure.

Essential educational requirements

A relevant degree or qualification

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status or Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills status (or a willingness to become qualified during the first year)

Essential skills and experience

Set high standards which will allow all students to aspire, persevere and achieve their best.
The ability to communicate a genuine passion for their subject and the capacity to teach to a very high level.
Show a genuine passion for engaging with young people of all ages and the ability to establish positive relationships with all students.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1284 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website William de Ferrers School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email headspa@wdf.school

About William de Ferrers School

William de Ferrers School is based in the centre of South Woodham Ferrers, a riverside town on the north bank of the River Crouch. The school is approximately 14 miles from the city of Chelmsford, with good rail links to London Liverpool Street. The school is housed in a purpose built community complex which is unique in Essex, benefiting from excellent accommodation and extensive grounds. The school was rated 'good' by Ofsted in December 2018. William de Ferrers currently has a seven form entry with the main pastoral organisation based on a year system. Great importance is attached to high standards of conduct, dress, attitude and work. A large percentage of students stay on to join the sixth form and year 12 and 13 students are an integral part of the whole school, they make a valuable contribution to the life of the school supporting younger students across a wide range of activities. The school is proud of its highly motivated, hard working and committed staff and runs an extensive induction scheme. We offer a wide range of CPD opportunities for all staff which encourages them to be able to continually provide an enhanced service to the school community.

School location

Trinity Square, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 5JU