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  • Start date details

    TBC

  • Closing date

    13 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Subject

Computing

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week, term time only

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS + TLR 2b

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Title: Head of ICT/Computing

Start date: September 2024

Contract: Permanent

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2b

If you feel our students will be chomping at the “byte” (and the bit!) and you think you’re the 0001 to drive Computer Science and IT forward at Thornhill, then we would love to hear from you!

We are looking for an outstanding teacher and leader who is ambitious and wants to further their career. Candidates will have the drive and motivation to continually improve the department, whilst understanding the importance of developing a positive culture.

At Thornhill Academy we aim to offer students an exciting curriculum and a huge range of extra-curricular opportunities within a safe, secure and encouraging environment.

This is an important middle leadership role with the responsibility to work with the members of the department to ensure the highest standards of teaching and learning.

You will need to:

  • Be ambitious in your determination to ensure all our learners achieve and develop their full potential
  • Be inspirational in the classroom
  • Be able to provide engaging and creative learning experiences for all pupils
  • Be committed to assisting pupils in overcoming barriers to learning
  • Have high expectations and a commitment to the wider school

If you feel you share our values, have the vision and drive for excellence and want to be part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team, committed to ensuring that students fulfil their potential, then we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate will present the best possible example of professional standards to colleagues.


What the school offers its staff

Thornhill Academy is an 11 to 16 secondary academy, with over six hundred students which occupies a large site in close proximity to Sunderland City Centre.  Thornhill Academy is a unique school in its area, this uniqueness comes from the diversity of our student population.  Across the school, students come from 14 different ethnicities, with 35 different languages. We are proud to be this vibrant and diverse community and have developed a culture that has moved far beyond tolerance and one in which we celebrate, learn from, and embrace our differences. The diversity of our community offers students and staff rewarding and deeply engaging experiences and supports staff on their journey to become inspirational and reflective practitioners, improving life chances for all in our community. 

At Thornhill we take pride in developing each individual pupil to achieve their potential and make a positive contribution to society. We provide a safe, happy and nurturing environment in which we challenge all to strive for personal accomplishment and excellence.

Students, parents, staff and governors are proud of recent achievements here and, as well as helping students achieve the results they need to follow chosen career paths, has a huge and varied programme of activities and extra-curricular opportunities on offer.  

Our Aims are to create an environment in which all take responsibility for their actions, behaviour and learning; relishing and learning from challenges. We want to create a safe, supportive and happy working environment in which diversity is celebrated and pupils and staff thrive. We have high expectations of all students in terms of behaviour and commitment to learning and of our parents in working with us as partners to support individual progress. 

Thornhill Academy is a fantastic school and I believe it is our job to develop a lifelong passion for learning through high quality teaching which fosters curiosity and promotes independence. We are committed to recognising and developing the whole child: physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually, creating active and responsible citizens who lead a successful and fulfilling life. 

Our young people tell us they are very happy here and we work closely with parents and carers to ensure a successful experience for all. 

In December 2022, we were delighted to be named on the Department of Education’s list of schools as part of the School Rebuilding Programme (SRP), being named in July 2023 as one of the fifty initial schools for development. We are now beginning the exciting journey to bring a state-of-the-art school to our community.


Further details about the role

To apply please download and complete the attached application form. Please note we do not accept CV’s. We ask that all completed application forms are sent to Kim.Weller1@consilium-at.com or completed online on TES jobs.

Please ensure that within your application you provide the names, addresses, and contact details for two referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer.

The closing date for applications is Monday 13th May 2024 at 09:00 AM

If you wish to visit the school, please contact Kim.Weller1@consiilium-at.com

Interviews will take place on a date to be confirmed.

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)
medical
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 Thornhill Academy

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

Arranging a visit to Thornhill Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kim.weller1@consilium-at.com.

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