Head of Computing

Aureus School, Didcot, Oxfordshire


Job details

Subject ICT
Working pattern Will consider full-time, part-time, job share
Salary £28,432 to £35,008 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

Aureus School is a brand new, state of the art STEAM specialist mixed comprehensive school that opened on the Great Western Park, Didcot, in September 2017. We currently have Years 7 to 9 with over 500 students, growing each year to a capacity of 1200 students. As part of GLF Schools, a multi-academy trust, our mission is simple: we will strive to educate the whole student so that each individual in our community may ‘Grow, Learn and Flourish'. We are looking to expand our growing school and are seeking a Head of Computing for January 2020.

Come and lead the computing department to enthuse and engage our students with our innovative curriculum. You will be responsible for leading and managing a small, but growing team of experienced and dedicated teachers. This is a leadership opportunity to provide clear, effective guidance to colleagues, developing their teaching practice and maximise standards of student attainment.

As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new state of the art IT facilities, using Google resources & latest technologies such as Visualisers and the latest SMART TV boards in every classroom enabling teachers to bring learning to life and engage our learners. With excellent wireless coverage throughout the school, we run a Windows 10 environment, using core applications MS Office 2016 and Adobe Creative Cloud Suite. Lesson planning and delivery is done with ease using the Google Drive and all staff and students are provided with Office 365 professional accounts as a platform for collaboration, sharing and out of school access.

As a growth school, further recruitment opportunities will also be available in September 2020. For more information about Aureus School or the role please email z.dewar@aureusschool.org. Application Deadline: 7th October 2019.

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

Essential educational requirements

Honours degree or equivalent (in relevant subject specialism)

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
Outstanding teaching - supporting evidence of classroom practice
Outstanding learning outcomes – supporting data
Evidence of commitment to own CPD

Essential skills and experience

Outstanding teaching - supporting evidence of classroom practice
Outstanding learning outcomes – supporting data
Evidence of commitment to own CPD

Employee benefits

Continuous Professional Development
Work Life and Family Friendly Policies
Flexible Working
Staff Wellbeing
Staff Benefits
Career Pathways and Talent Management
Community and Collaboration
Valued Worker Scheme

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 320 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Aureus School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email z.dewar@aureusschool.org

School location

Candytuft Way, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 6FF