Head of Computing Broadoak Academy, Weston-Super-Mare

Job description

We are looking for a passionate and inspiring qualified Head of Computing to join our supportive and talented team at Broadoak Academy. We are a growing organisation, looking for professional and ambitious people, with a passion for transforming our students’ learning. This teaching position is also required as head of department. You will lead the ICT department and teaching team.

Your opportunity:
We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. We provide excellent training and development opportunities within the Federation, including a full induction programme for newly qualified and experienced teachers. Training is both local and/or delivered through our excellent stand-alone training facility at the CLF Institute. For teachers, the CLF Institute aims to provide a continuum of development through each career stage from initial teacher training (ITT), for newly qualified teachers (NQT), recently qualified teachers in their early career development, to successive stages of leadership through to Headship and beyond. 

What we are looking for:
We look for passionate individuals who want to be a part of transforming education and will make an active contribution to the development of the Cabot Learning Federation and chosen Academy. You will be used to planning and consistently delivering high quality lessons, will have experience in delivering the curriculum in your chosen area and will be a strong communicator with the ability to embrace change and motivate colleagues and students. A well-qualified specialist, holding QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, you will have the ability to teach from key stage 3 – key stage 4. We look for professional’s who have excellent class management skills and have high expectations of work and behaviour.

Please download the full job description and person specification via the CLF careers website.

About the Academy & the Cabot Learning Federation:
Broadoak Academy is part of the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF). The Cabot Learning Federation is a mature academy group in the South West. We currently sponsor eight secondary academies and eight primary academies, an all through provision, Digitech Studio School and a discrete Post 16 provision and an alternative provision which consists of one primary and two secondary phases.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

Please note updates regarding an application, which could include an invite to interview, will be sent to the email address used when registering an account. Copies of all correspondence will also appear under the ‘messages’ section, in the event that emails are being directed to a ‘junk’ or ‘trash’ folder please make regular checks on the status of an application

Essential educational requirements

A degree
QTS status

Essential qualifications

A degree
QTS status

Essential skills and experience

Committed to preparing and delivering high-quality learning sessions, using a range of teaching and learning strategies

Committed to enabling all students to achieve high standards

Ability to use assessment and progress data to drive provision

A reflective practitioner who consistently seeks to improve their teaching to support learning and accelerate student progress

Committed to further developing teaching skills through professional development and learning

Effective communication and interpersonal skills with both adults and children.

Able to work as a member of a high performing team

Teaching secures good progress over time for students

Able to work with students, colleagues and parents with a high level of professionalism

Able to actively support the Academy’s high expectations of behaviour and attitudes to learning

Lead initiatives and take ownership of schemes of work for their own CPD

Employee benefits

Cabot Learning Federation Benefits:
As part of the Cabot Learning Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:
Access to our pension scheme – Teacher Pension Scheme / Local Government Pension Scheme (if eligible)
Dedicated Training and Development programme
Childcare discount and vouchers
Health and wellness sessions and discounts
Flu Jabs


About Broadoak Academy

Address
Windwhistle Road, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 4NP
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy