This job expired on 9 October 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024 (or sooner)

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: Full time 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR2 £4,948
(Possible Recruitment and Retention)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Computer Science who will share our determination to transform the life chances of our pupils. Queensbridge School is an 11 - 16 comprehensive, friendly and oversubscribed all-ability school of 900 pupils.

Computing is part of our core curriculum offer at KS3 and is also a popular subject at GCSE.We seek a well-qualified and experienced Computer Science teacher to continue developing this subject throughout the school. The successful candidate will have the exciting opportunity of shaping the department according to their vision and harnessing the enthusiasm of pupils across all year groups. As Head of Department you will be responsible for monitoring and evaluating all the work of your subject area.

This will be an exciting and immensely fulfilling role for the right candidate. If you feel that you have the ambition and enthusiasm to lead this key department, we would be delighted to hear from you.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Head of Department who:

  • Is infectiously enthusiastic about Computing with a real flair and passion to develop an engaging and innovative curriculum which will inspire and engage our students.
  • Has excellent subject knowledge and pedagogy in Computer Science. The ability to teach GCSE Business Studies would also be an advantage.
  • Has excellent classroom management skills and a high expectation for all students based on a strong track record with examination groups.
  • Has the vision, drive and enthusiasm to have a significant impact on attainment and progress.
  • Can support non specialist teachers in delivery of the Key Stage 3 curriculum.

  • Has a desire to grow the department and further develop our offer to students.
  • Will actively contribute to the long term vision of the school.

What the school offers its staff

We are committed to excellence in teaching and learning and to support this we have a high quality bespoke programme for teachers at all stages of their professional career.

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 Queensbridge School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
907 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Arranging a visit to Queensbridge School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@queensbridge.bham.sch.uk.

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