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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    31 July 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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ICT & Computing

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Lead Teacher of ICT job summary

Be part of our journey…

Since relaunching in September 2021 with a new name and a new ethos, Queen Elizabeth School is quickly establishing itself as a centre for excellence. We are on a mission to “empower our students to achieve academic excellence through aspiration and innovation”. With the support of a highly ambitious leadership team and surrounded by colleagues who are passionate about the whole student experience, and with our new sixth form, QE6 which opened in September 2023, now is a fantastic time to join our forward thinking school.

Whatever their role in the school, all of our colleagues share a passion for learning and working with the next generation.

Situated on the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border and close to the market town of Hitchin, the school also benefits from being within five minutes drive of idyllic countryside locations, yet being 5 minutes from the M1 and London Luton Airport.

We are now looking for a Lead Teacher of ICT with the ability to teach Creative Media to join our team. This is a key position in the leadership of the school as we look to build on the impressive improvements we have already made. As Lead Teacher this colleague will have oversight of the ICT curriculum area, with responsibility for driving improvements in teaching and learning and outcomes. This role would be ideal for someone who is an outstanding teacher looking to move into leadership, or someone who has held a leadership role and is looking for their next challenge.

Find out more about Queen Elizabeth School, from the voices of our school community here https://www.qesluton.co.uk/Choose-QES/.

We welcome visits from all prospective staff to Queen Elizabeth School. Please contact recruitment@qesluton.co.uk for more information.

To book a place on a visit, or to arrange a telephone conversation to discuss the role further, please contact recruitment@qesluton.co.uk

Key duties

  • Embed an outstanding ICT curriculum

  • Lead and inspire teachers within the subject area

  • Lead and inspire colleagues to plan and teach high quality lessons, following the QES Signature Teaching and Learning Approach, while modelling the very best practice and the highest of expectations

  • Assess students’ learning to inform planning and teaching

  • Be responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in teaching and learning and conduct/behaviour

  • Treat students with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect

The successful candidate will

  • Share our values of ambition, integrity, determination and kindness

  • Hold an absolute commitment to exceptional standards

  • Be a consummate professional

  • Be a team player with an understanding that excellence can only be achieved by working together

  • Have a passion for their subject and ensuring students progress


  • Work in a state of the art building with outstanding IT, sporting and performance facilities

  • Excellent opportunities for progression- we will always seek to promote from within in the first instance

  • Outstanding professional development opportunities, both from our internal CPD programme and through our partnership organisations

  • Free private healthcare

  • Season ticket loan

  • Use of our on-site fitness suite

  • Bike to Work Scheme

  • Opportunities to support extra-curricular activities domestically and internationally

  • Ample staff parking and excellent transport links

  • Subsidised staff accommodation available

Start date: ASAP

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR

Job Role: Permanent, Full-time

Recruitment Timeline:

Position advertised: 02/02/2024

Closing date for applications: 12/02/2024 10am

Final Shortlisting: To Be Confirmed

Interviews: To Be Confirmed

We reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

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 Queen Elizabeth School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1186 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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