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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    19 April 2021 at 11:59 pm

  • Date listed

    15 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Business studies, Computing
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Main/Upper Pay Scale + TLR2b

Job summary

Thank you for your interest in joining Newfield School. This is an excellent opportunity to join our great school and to play role in shaping the provision of education and lifelong learning opportunities for our students.

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Head of Computing and Business Studies

Main Pay Range £25,714 – £41,604 with a TLR 2b
Commencing September 2021

The Computing and Business Studies department includes the following subjects: Computing, Creative iMedia and Enterprise. All pupils across Key Stage 3 have a dedicated lesson on Computing every week. The Computing curriculum provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop a clear understanding of ICT knowledge and skills that can be applied to the wider world. Alongside these vital skills students also study programming language such as Python and Computer Science.

At Key Stage 4 we offer three distinct options which are Computer Science, Creative iMedia and Enterprise. Computer Science is offered at GCSE level with OCR, Creative iMedia is a Cambridge National vocational course and Enterprise is a BTEC qualification. Our enterprise curriculum develops sector specific knowledge and technical skills in a practical learning environment. Through a vocational context students acquire skills by studying the knowledge, behaviours and traits related to researching, setting up, running and reviewing an enterprise.

As part of the strategic planning for the next academic year extra-curricular provision is an area we are looking to develop as a school. As part of this role the subject leader will be expected to develop and foster a love of learning outside of our rich curriculum.

You will be leading a collaborative department, working together to ensure the very best outcomes for all students. We are ambitious for all students which is reflected in our academically rigorous curriculum. The suitable candidate will be joining an extremely committed and hard-working team. It is essential that the successful candidate has experience of teaching Computer Science at GCSE level and the ability to deliver iMedia and Enterprise.

If this excites you and you believe you have the necessary skills for this role, we would welcome your interest and application.

To apply please submit a Trust application form to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk

Closing date for applications is Monday 19 April 2021

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations

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School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1039 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
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About Newfield Secondary School

Newfield School is a truly special place to work. The core business of teaching and learning is at the heart of all we do. We have high expectations of our staff but we also value and look after them. We balance hard work with meaningful and tailored professional development, great practice every day with a manageable workload. Our school has a proven consistent record of success and we will continue to make exceptional progress with our students this year and into the future.

We believe that our students are future scholars in their chosen fields and that teachers are the experts in the classroom who should impart their knowledge to students. We use the best evidence to lead our approach to learning and teaching and follow approaches that are supported by cognitive science. As a result, lessons are structured around the explicit teaching and assessment of knowledge. They are characterised by rapid progress, whole class drills, repetition of facts, teacher led instruction and high performance regardless of ability or background.

The climate for learning in our school is very positive and this is underpinned by very high expectations of behaviour, dress and attitude to learning. Our students are well-behaved and ambitious. All staff are consistent in their high expectations and approach to discipline and the Senior Team have a high presence day in day out in our school.

Newfield School is a valued partner and driving force within the Mercia Learning Trust, a local and ambitious Trust that is dedicated to improving the life chances and careers of its students and those professionals working within it. The Trust is one of the most successful Trusts in the Yorkshire and Humber region and changes the lives of over 3000 children and young people in Sheffield and is continuing to grow.

This is an exciting time for us as we move towards being a truly exceptional school. Our reputation is growing and our challenge now is not just to sustain but to surpass our recent GCSE performances, to lead the way on pedagogy, to deliver effective and exciting learning at the highest level and to become a beacon school for training, research and professional development.

We support applications from candidates who understand and support our approach to teaching and learning. Imaginative and committed, you will have a passion for your subject, high standards of professionalism and high expectations of students.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please contact officemanager@newfield.sheffield.sch.uk .

If this excites you and you believe you have the necessary skills for this role, I would welcome your interest and application.

I look forward to meeting you.

Yours faithfully

Emma Anderson

School location

Lees Hall Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S8 9JP

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