7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 April 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Computing

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week Monday to Friday

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £29,344 to £40,083

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the Computer Science Department

The Computer Science department at Trinity School is a vibrant and innovative team, dedicated to advancing the knowledge and skills of our students in digital technologies. We aim to strengthen our existing talented team. We possess a clear curriculum vision for Computer Science and are in search of a dedicated and skilled professional to bring this vision to life in the classroom.

In Key Stages 3, all students engage with Computer Science once a week, fostering early interest and foundational skills in this crucial field. We introduce students early to programming through user-friendly platforms like Scratch and Python, which serve as building blocks for more advanced studies.

At Key Stage 4, students can choose between two pathways: a Computer Science GCSE with OCR as the exam board, or a Vocational ICT course under the WJEC exam board. Each year group at this stage has approximately 5 lessons per fortnight. The early introduction to programming prepares students effectively for the rigors of the GCSE curriculum, providing them with a solid foundation in both theoretical and practical aspects of computing and information technologies.

For Key Stage 5, our offerings are currently vocational with a plan to expand into A-level courses in the near future. We offer the Cambridge Technicals Level 3 in ICT, which comprises five units completed over two years with OCR as the exam board. This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of ICT, preparing students for further education and diverse career opportunities in the tech industry.

Our department is progressive, utilizing the latest technology to enhance teaching and learning experiences. We employ interactive boards, enabling dynamic classroom interactions and flexible, precise teaching methods suited to the complex nature of computer science.

We are looking for a passionate, innovative, and collaborative individual to join our forward-thinking team and help us continue to develop a cutting-edge Computer Science curriculum that meets the needs and aspirations of our students

About You

You will be committed to the development and progress of students, able to facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential and you will be the sort of person who enjoys a collaborative team working style, relishes a challenge and is resilient. We are open to applications from experienced teachers and ECTs.

How to apply

We are a Christian school and are very keen to uphold this important and foundational element at Trinity. You do not have to be a Christian to join us but be sympathetic to our Christian values.

We highly recommend you come and visit us to experience what others so readily affirm that Trinity is truly a unique place, with a calm and caring atmosphere.


What the school offers its staff

Trinity School is a popular and oversubscribed Christian Free School in Sevenoaks. We received 740 applications for 180 school places for September 2023 new student intake.

Here are all the great reasons why you should consider working at Trinity:

  • We have a strong vision and values, which influences everything we do.
  • You can expect a smooth transition to working with us. Not only will you have a dedicated mentor, but an induction programme will ensure you are fully versed in every aspect of Trinity life.
  • You will have lunch with the headteacher during the first term of being with us to find out how things are going.
  • A staff well-being champion works closely with the leadership team to ensure a manageable staff workload. Your well-being is important to us, and we continuously review our practices to ensure we are working smartly while simultaneously adding value.
  • Since our first set of GCSEs in 2018, we have improved on our P8 yearly (2018 +0.15, 2019 +0.21, 2022 +0.32 (above average), 2023 +0.22 (above average)).
  • We are a school that supports students to achieve academically and holistically.
  • We will prioritise your development and help you achieve your career aspirations. We have promoted several staff to middle and senior leadership positions and given others opportunities to progress in their career elsewhere.
  • Our parents are supportive, and many volunteer to help in various ways.
  • We have an incredible chaplaincy department that not only looks out for the welfare of students but also cares for our staff.
  • We occupy a state-of-the-art building and office and classrooms are well resourced.
  • There is ample on-site staff parking and designated staff workrooms.
  • Good travel links to London (35 mins by train), M25 (10 mins) and we are in the heart of rural Sevenoaks.

Come and work for us and be part of our story about changing and transforming lives.


Further details about the role

We are recruiting as applicants apply therefore an appointment may be made before the close date.

Our school and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students. The successful applicant will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure and checks regarding proof of ID, medical clearance, satisfactory references, social media checks and the right to work in the UK.

If you would like any further information, arrange a visit or an informal discussion please contact Fiona Smith, HR Manager on01732 469111 or email hr@trinitysevenoaks.com

To apply please use the Apply now on the TES jobs website. Alternatively our application pack can be found on the school’s website www.trinitysevenoaks.org.uk and should be sent to hr@trinitysevenoaks.com




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 Trinity School

School type
Free School, Christian, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1130 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Phone number
01732 469111

Trinity is a growing, non-denominational Christian free school based in Sevenoaks, Kent. We are a single Academy Trust which operates under the sponsorship of 29 local churches in the Sevenoaks area. Trinity was founded in 2013 by a committed group of local people, many of whom are governors of the school. We are a 11-18, non-selective, mixed school and we attract many pupils who reach the standard to pass the 11 Plus. Half the intake have a faith reference. The sixth form was established in September 2018 and will grow to 240 students.

We moved into our brand new, state-of-the-art building in September 2016. We originally opened as a four-form entry school but are in the process of applying to become a six-form entry due to demand for places in the local area. A building expansion programme to accommodate more students has already started. At full capacity the school will eventually accommodate 1140 students.

Parents, staff and students describe the school as a truly special place to work, teach and learn. The culture is supportive, challenging and every member of the Trinity team has high standards and expectations and strives for excellence in every aspect of school life. Our vision and values permeate everything we do and this is demonstrated by our well-behaved students right through to our flourishing co-curricular programme. High quality teaching, coupled with outstanding pastoral care, ensures that our students have every opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Teachers are well supported and developed through our CPD programme. Our new, state-of-the art building has excellent, spacious facilities, well-resourced classrooms, designated staff work rooms and ample on-site staff parking.

Trinity Values
As a Christian school, we promote ‘the Trinity Way’ in all we do: Truth, Excellence, Love, Leadership and Service. We believe that in doing so, students are well-placed to grow into confident, outward focused individuals who live rewarding and purposeful lives. We hold unswervingly to a belief that every Trinity student should receive an ‘education for life in all its fullness’.

Arranging a visit to Trinity School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@trinitysevenoaks.com.

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