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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    28 October 2021 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    20 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Leadership
Subject
Computing
Working pattern
Full time
37.5 hours per week 8-4pm daily
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Main Pay Scale plus TLR 2

Job summary

Head of Computing
Closing date: Thursday 28 October 8am
Interview: 29 October 2021
Start Date: 01 January 2022
Salary: Main Pay Scale plus TLR2

About United Learning

United Learning is a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.

Job Introduction
Opportunity to play a role in the development of our highly successful Academy.

We seek an outstanding and innovative Head of Computing with the ability to be a role model, lead a team, and empower others. We are looking for someone who is committed to securing high standards of learning and teaching in order to raise academic achievement. You will have the opportunity to teach computing at all three Key Stages and to contribute to our large enrichment programme, as well as share expertise across a growing group of Academies and independent schools within United Learning.
  As Head of Computing, you will be an outstanding practitioner across all three Key Stages, and a strong leader of people, who will look to you for outstanding line management, support and challenge. We know that outstanding leaders have transferable skills and are confident and effective in all aspects of their leadership but we also recognise that as a Head of Computing, you will need support and challenge yourself so that you can grow to be the best you can be – we will make this happen.

We need someone who is passionate about making a difference. Our students are amazing, so are our staff. If you have the qualities to be part of the team to take outcomes for the Academy to the next level, please get in touch.

Main Responsibilities

• to set high expectations for standards of teaching and learning and to model good practice in Computing
• to promote the building and sharing of good practice and successful innovation across your team
• to ensure the consistent application of teaching and learning strategies that meet the needs of all learners
• to ensure the ongoing development and evaluation of appropriate specifications and schemes of work and that these are followed by all teachers
• to monitor and evaluate standards of teaching and learning of Computing through classroom observation, sampling pupils’ work and student feedback
• to oversee effective assessment, recording and reporting of pupil progress in Computing

Working for us
Walthamstow Academy opened its impressive new building in 2006 and since then we have achieved excellent results both at GCSE and at A Level. In 2019, Walthamstow Academy students achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.4. At A-Level, our students achieve excellently with many of them progressing to Russell Group institutions. Because we are so successful, the school is now full and oversubscribed on first choices alone.
We do not achieve these results by accident. At Walthamstow Academy, we believe in the best in everyone. We have a relentless focus on high expectations and aim to identify barriers to success and provide necessary support as quickly as possible to ensure our students achieve. We do not accept excuses and always strive for the best.
The Academy is proud of its multi-cultural character, and we celebrate the diversity of heritage in our community. 90% of our students are from minority ethnic groups, many coming from African, Caribbean, Eastern European, Turkish and Pakistani communities.
Within the community served by the academy there is social and economic disadvantage with 40% of students being eligible for Pupil Premium. Almost 60% have a first language other than English and a significant number have low levels of literacy on entry. Many students enter the Academy with low levels of attainment and the staff work hard to add value to their performance. Standards across the Academy are above national averages in most subjects.
The Academy is located close to the North Circular Road, M11 and both Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Central underground stations from where it takes about half an hour to get into central London. The Academy is situated in a part of London where property prices are still relatively inexpensive and within easy access of Epping Forest, the Lee Valley and rural Hertfordshire and Essex.
Walthamstow Academy has achieved the CPLD Gold Award in recognition of our investment in professional development, because we know that without our wonderful staff, what we have achieved would not be possible, so thank you for your interest in coming to work with us. It starts with someone like you believing you can contribute further to our community.

Additional allowances

TLR 2

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1055 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
020 8527 3750

About Walthamstow Academy

Walthamstow Academy opened its impressive new building in 2006 and since then we have achieved excellent results both at GCSE and at A Level. In 2019, Walthamstow Academy students achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.4. At A-Level, our students achieve excellently with many of them progressing to Russell Group institutions. Because we are so successful, the school is now full and oversubscribed on first choices alone.
We do not achieve these results by accident. At Walthamstow Academy, we believe in the best in everyone. We have a relentless focus on high expectations and aim to identify barriers to success and provide necessary support as quickly as possible to ensure our students achieve. We do not accept excuses and always strive for the best.
The Academy is proud of its multi-cultural character, and we celebrate the diversity of heritage in our community. 90% of our students are from minority ethnic groups, many coming from African, Caribbean, Eastern European, Turkish and Pakistani communities.
Within the community served by the academy there is social and economic disadvantage with 40% of students being eligible for Pupil Premium. Almost 60% have a first language other than English and a significant number have low levels of literacy on entry. Many students enter the Academy with low levels of attainment and the staff work hard to add value to their performance. Standards across the Academy are above national averages in most subjects.
The Academy is located close to the North Circular Road, M11 and both Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Central underground stations from where it takes about half an hour to get into central London. The Academy is situated in a part of London where property prices are still relatively inexpensive and within easy access of Epping Forest, the Lee Valley and rural Hertfordshire and Essex.
Walthamstow Academy has achieved the CPLD Gold Award in recognition of our investment in professional development, because we know that without our wonderful staff, what we have achieved would not be possible, so thank you for your interest in coming to work with us. It starts with someone like you believing you can contribute further to our community.

Arranging a visit to Walthamstow Academy

020 8527 3750

School location

Billet Road, London, E17 5DP

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