Lead Digital Practitioner (Teacher of Computer Science)
Start date: April or September 2024
Closing date: 18 February 2024
Location: Kettering Science Academy
Salary: L4 – L9
Hours per week: Full time, Permanent
We are seeking a talented and hardworking colleague to join our Computing and Business team as a Lead Digital Practitioner and KS5 Computer Science specialist. This is a new role which has been created to help us on the next stage of our development journey. KSA achieved an Ofsted 'Good' in July 2023, and we are now looking to consolidate and embed our practice where it matters most - in the classroom.
We are particularly interested in hearing from colleagues who have experience of coaching and mentoring others and who may have supported the implementation of EdTech, via Microsoft365 for Education. The successful candidate will play a leading role in helping shape our digital strategy as we look to embrace and embed digital teaching and learning tools across the curriculum. You will be joining a committed and ambitious team and will have the opportunity to teach at Key Stage 5 where our A level Computer Science course remains consistently popular.
You will be joining KSA at an exciting time and will be joining a Trust where there are plenty of opportunities for development and collaborative working across all schools within Brooke Weston Trust. We envisage that the role of Lead Digital Practitioner will work closely with the Associate Vice Principal who oversees curriculum, and this will give the successful candidate the opportunity to impact on the quality of education at a whole school level, as well as within the Computing and Business department itself.
We would encourage anyone interested in the role to contact our Associate Vice Principal, Kate Hayward, who would be delighted to talk with you about our vision and plans for the future, as well as share what we are looking for from the successful candidate.
What we can offer you:
Daily allowance for breakfast and lunch.
A modern building with fantastic facilities and resources.
A supportive and friendly community of staff and students.
A full induction programme.
Access to BWT Ambition Hub training and development programmes.
About Kettering Science Academy
Kettering Science Academy was delighted to receive a Good Ofsted rating in July 2023. This report recognised the work which has been done over many years in relentlessly focussing on providing stimulating learning experience for all our students. We actively encourage students to participate in all areas of academy life, motivating and inspiring them to unlock their potential and realise their ambitions. We believe education is about more than achieving success in exams; it is about preparing students for the challenges and demands of life beyond education. Staff have an uncompromising commitment to this and work closely with one another to support and develop students as well as one another.
Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that is inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves.
We are a thriving community of equals dedicated to creating a great place to work and learn; students and staff are happy and proud to be part of Kettering Science Academy's journey to being the best that we can be and we would like to offer you the opportunity to jump aboard and join us for this journey!
If you think you can contribute to our organisation we welcome your application. Applicants are required to complete an application form as CVs will not be accepted.
About Brooke Weston Trust
Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people.
Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people.
We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School.
To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.
How to Apply
If you think you can contribute to this role and to our organisation, we welcome your application.
Completed application forms will be passed to the recruitment panel for shortlisting and will be reviewed against the person specification detailed in the advert.
Applications will be assessed upon receipt, and we reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. An early application is therefore strongly advised.
Further details about the Academy and the above position can be found on our website ketteringscienceacademy.org or by telephoning 01536 532700 and asking for Khloé Hughes, HR Administrator.
Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check. In line with safer recruitment requirements, individuals shortlisted for a role in school will have online checks conducted on their name across social media platforms and google.
A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here - Safeguarding and Child Protection
The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy
Closing date: 18 February 2024
Interview date: TBA
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
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