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ICT and Computer Science Teacher

Crestwood Community School, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4FZ

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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPR/UPR depending on experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving central Eastleigh. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and ambitious person as a Teacher of ICT and Computer Science to start in September 2023. ICT and Computing sits within the Technology Faculty. The Faculty pride themselves on having an innovative and forward thinking curriculum. Practical work is at the heart of everything and the Faculty’s vision centres on giving students the skills and experiences they need so that they can be successful in the wider world beyond school.

We are looking for someone who can play an active role in contributing to the already high standards within the team. You will be supported by a passionate and hands-on faculty leadership team; as well as experienced and dedicated teachers within that team.

This post offers an exciting career opportunity. The post would suit either an ECT or experienced teacher. You will work in a supportive and collaborative environment. If appointed as an ECT the post will be payable from 1st July 2023 in order to help in your preparation before the September start.


What the school offers its staff

Crestwood Community School had an Ofsted inspection in June 2018, which confirmed that we are a ‘good’ school. We also achieved outstanding gradings in Personal Development and Behaviour and Leadership. They also said that as a school we are “passionately committed to providing a first-class inclusive education for all pupils; tenacious in their pursuit of additional resources and approaches to continually improve provision.” This is a happy school, where staff and students want to be. The #Crestwoodfamily pervades through everything we do.

This is an exciting time in our school’s history. Eastleigh is a changing town, with much development in both business and residential areas. There has been an expansion in the primary sector with several local schools undergoing expansion to their buildings to accommodate the growth in student numbers. Crestwood merged with the former Quilley School in 2016 to provide one secondary school for Eastleigh, something new and exciting, offering high quality education for the children of Eastleigh. In 2022 we became oversubscribed in every year group and are operating a waiting list across both campuses. The two campuses are situated at Shakespeare Road and Cherbourg Road and both offer the same high quality education to all year groups with little movement of students. Staff are expected to teach across both sites and play an active part in their innovative and high-performing teams. Our first six years of operation has been successful in establishing a strong culture and ethos, typified by the #Crestwoodfamily.

As a new member of staff you will be well supported: we have a comprehensive induction process, and you will be given an Induction Mentor and a ‘professional buddy’. We hold the Investors in People Gold standard, and see professional learning as a major strategic priority.

Further details about the role

The Technology Faculty is a leading faculty across both campuses. The faculty comprises of ICT & Computing, Business Studies and Design & Technology.

In ICT & Computing at Key Stage 3, students will have 75 minutes of ICT time every fortnight. They undertake a wide range of topics within the National Curriculum Computing Strategy, including Computational Thinking, Using Data, Creative Graphic Design Web Design, E-Safety, Cyber Security and the Use of ICT in Society and the Wider World. Topics are often project based to provide a real-world feel. At Key Stage 4, students get the opportunity to take GCSE Computer Science or BTEC Creative Media Production as an option subject. However, within our ethos to constantly find the most innovative and dynamic curriculum mix, we are always looking at the merits of new courses.

ICT is taught throughout all year groups at Crestwood. At Key Stage 3, we follow the National Curriculum Computing strategy. Work is project based and covers a wide and varied breadth of topics including Computational Thinking, Use of Data, Creative Design, E-Safety and the Use of Technology in Wider Society. At Key Stage 4, students can choose GCSE Computer Science or BTEC Creative Media Production. Students who choose not to take up an ICT option subject undertake Core ICT as part of their development of vital skills for life and for the workplace.

The faculty is incredibly well resourced across both campuses with specialist ICT suites and up to date Software. The school has developed extensively its use of the Google Suite, both as a platform for e-learning and an effective means of communication and storing, assigning and submitting work.


Commitment to safeguarding

Crestwood Community School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Crestwood Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1310 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
02380 641232

Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving central Eastleigh. Crestwood Community School had an Ofsted inspection in June 2018, which confirmed that we are a ‘good’ school. We also achieved outstanding gradings in Personal Development and Behaviour and Leadership. They also said that as a school we are “passionately committed to providing a first-class inclusive education for all pupils; tenacious in their pursuit of additional resources and approaches to continually improve provision.” This is a happy school, where staff and students want to be. The #Crestwoodfamily pervades through everything we do.

Arranging a visit to Crestwood Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@crestwood.hants.sch.uk.

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