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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    31 May 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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ICT & Computing

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE) Plus TLR (Teaching and Learning Responsibility ) 2b

Head of Computing job summary

TITLE:  Head of Computing

SALARY:  MPR / UPR plus TLR (Teaching and Learning Responsibility) 2b

CONTRACT:  Permanent

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Executive Headteacher, via Assistant Principal (Raising Aspirations)

EFFECTIVE FROM:  September 2024

Chantry Academy is a thriving and ambitious, Ofsted rated good academy located at the heart of our local community and is warmly supported by parents and carers.  In September 2024, we will be oversubscribed for the eighth consecutive year, and we are proud to be first choice school for the local area. 

We are seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable Head of Computing to join our team and spearhead the development of this crucial curriculum area. At Chantry Academy, computing is a cornerstone of our educational approach, with all students engaging in computing studies throughout KS3, and many opting to pursue Computing at GCSE.

This presents a rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced or aspiring Head of Department to contribute to the continued success of our large and thriving academy. The ideal candidate will resonate with our ethos, curriculum design and pedagogy, working collaboratively with teachers and leaders to ensure exceptional outcomes for our students.

In this role, you will oversee the management and strategic direction of the computing curriculum, driving towards positive and impactful results for our students. A proven track record of exemplary teaching that inspires and empowers students to excel is imperative for this position. This opportunity is ideally suited for a highly qualified individual with a genuine passion for computing and a commitment to fostering academic excellence.

If you share our vision and 5 core beliefs in all situations, we would like to hear from you.   This is no ordinary role – we strive to attract extraordinary people.  We anticipate a strong field and reserve the right to move quickly for the right candidate.  

You will:

  • Be vision aligned with our approach to curriculum and teaching.

  • Have genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student.

  • Have up-to-date knowledge in the curriculum area.

  • Be motivated to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.

In return we will offer you:

  • A thriving, innovative learning community, committed to excellence.

  • A supportive, welcoming community of professionals.

  • Extensive support and development opportunities.

Full details can be found in the attached documents:

  • Job Description

For further details, and informal discussion with Craig DCunha, Executive Headteacher, or to plan to visit the academy, please contact klambert@chantryacademy.org or telephone 01473 687181.

The academy reserves the right to interview suitably qualified candidates ahead of the interview date.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Chantry Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
934 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Chantry Academy sits in the heart of South West Ipswich and is very proud to serve the local community. Our Academy has a welcoming and inclusive ethos; where our staff work hard to foster and develop close relationships with all our stakeholders. We are committed to providing the best possible education for all, ensuring all are welcome and succeed.

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