Subject Lead: Computer Science

Harris Academy Chobham, London, E20 1BD

6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    23 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS (Inner London) + TLR £4,835 + £2,000 Harris Allowance

Subject Lead: Computer Science job summary

We are looking for a qualified teacher with subject leadership experience to join Harris Academy Chobham as Subject Leader of Computer Science .

The Business/Economics & Computing Faculty consists of three discrete subjects; Economics, Business Studies and Computer Science. Within the faculty each subject offers its GCSE qualification and at post-16, we offer A Level Computer Science and Economics alongside Cambridge Technical Business Studies. We also have discrete computer science lessons for all students in Key Stage Three.

The department recognises the relevance of its subjects to future career prospects and incorporates STEM links within all of the subject areas. It has also worked over the last 12 months to develop cross-curricular links to ensure consistent approaches to developing the wider learning skills of the students we teach.

The faculty also has excellent links with external partners based in Stratford and in the City of London. The faculty is always keen to grow and develop its teaching and learning practice and put students at the centre of every decision. We work hard to make sure that our students love our subjects, improve the cultural capital of those that we teach, and aspire to achieve their very best.

Main Areas of Responsibility
The role of Subject Leader for Computer Science across this vibrant, successful all-through school, is an opportunity for a talented and visionary professional to lead on the development and implementation of an innovative, challenging, engaging and sequential curriculum across the secondary phase of the Academy. The successful candidate will be enrolled on the Harris Federation Lead Practitioner Accreditation Programme from September 2022. Once accreditation has been gained the Subject Leader for Computer Science will become the Lead Practitioner for Computer Science and promoted to the leadership pay-scale. This outstanding and enriching professional development opportunity will be supported by expert mentoring from a member of the Academy Leadership Group.

The main functions of the post include:

To lead on the continuous development of computer Science curriculum provision in Key Stage Three, Four and Five.
To play a leading and highly visible role in the development of teaching and learning within the Computer Science faculty and across the Secondary Phase of the Academy where computer science skills are taught within subject curricula at Key Stage Four.
To ensure the best possible academic outcomes for all computer science students.
To lead in the monitoring, evaluation and review of standards of computer science teaching and learning within the faculty and across the Academy.
To lead on the professional development of digital skills across the Secondary Phase of the Academy.
To work in collaboration with the Primary Phase to ensure that there is a clear transition from primary to secondary teaching of computer science.
Qualifications & Experience
The successful candidate will:

Hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree, and, ideally, further qualifications and evidence of continuous self-development and updated knowledge in relevant areas
Have a minimum of three years' teaching experience, ideally including KS5 and in multi-ethnic urban schools
Understand the theory and practice of effective teaching and learning
Have knowledge of National Curriculum requirements at KS3, KS4, and KS5
Have experience of delivering high quality INSET to teaching staff within subject area, and of using coaching as a model for ensuring ongoing professional development
Ideally, be able to show evidence of leading, supporting and managing others, both individuals and teams, ensuring high quality performance
Be able to prove their success in raising achievement as a subject leader or classroom practitioner
Have successful experience of processes of monitoring, evaluation and review that provide performance data that can be used to improve the quality of teaching and learning
Have a good level of ICT skills and experience of how new technologies can be used to raise achievement
Have recent experience of involvement in innovative curriculum development
Have ideas of how Language, Literacy and Numeracy can be used across the curriculum to raise standards
Have experience of embedding innovative strategies for improving teaching and learning and of managing and implementing change successfully

Safeguarding Notice
The Harris Federation and all our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. Before applying, please review our Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-Offenders.

Equal Opportunities
The Harris Federation is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students, and all our staff are equally valued and respected. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

Additional allowances

Our people are at the heart of our success. We have developed a strong culture of collaboration and best practice, with professional development and career planning at its centre. We invest in our staff with support, coaching, mentoring, and a wide range of top-quality training programmes delivered at every level to senior leadership.

We look for talented individuals who share our vision for creating exceptional places of learning, and are committed to ensuring that every child in London has access to the best possible education.

In addition to the opportunities for career progression, training and development, we also offer a competitive rewards and benefits package which includes our Harris Allowance, a Performance and Loyalty Bonus, Pension Scheme, a Wellbeing Cash Plan and many other benefits.

Applying for the job

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact us via e-mail, or call to arrange a conversation.

Before applying, please download the Job Pack for full details on the job responsibilities and person specification. You will need this when completing your application.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via our careers website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible and advise you check the job information as per the listing on our careers site.

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About Harris Academy Chobham

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 18
School size
1965 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 18
Contact phone number
0203 747 6060

Chobham opened in 2013 as part of the highly successful Harris group of Academies. Our 3-18 ‘all-through’ Academy is a world class educational legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the East Village complex in Stratford, Chobham serves a new community of 3000 homes along with established communities in Newham. In July 2015, Chobham was graded as Outstanding in every category by Ofsted.

Stratford is one of the most rapidly developing parts of London. As well as new housing, and the Olympic legacy sports facilities, the area is becoming home to some of the country’s leading cultural organisations including additional locations for Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the V and A Museum. These organisations form part of the exciting arts quarter quickly growing in the area.

High tech industries in computing and robotics are also to be found locally as this progressive industrial sector takes root in east London. Universities including University College London (UCL) are at the forefront of this innovation.

Chobham Academy is keen to further develop relationships with these new organisations (along with well-established local centres of excellence like the renowned Stratford Theatre).

We are also very fortunate to have superb transport links making Stratford one of the most easily accessible parts of London. Chobham Academy is 15-minute walk from Stratford underground station (10 minutes into the City of London on the Central Line) and five minute walk from Stratford International station (a six-minute journey from St. Pancras). There is also a DLR station at Stratford International.

Chobham is a vibrant, culturally diverse and happy inner-city community. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds bringing with them a breadth of talents and experiences. Chobham students are friendly, welcoming and eager to learn. They are ambitious to make the most of their abilities both at school and beyond. Our students have enormous potential and respond enthusiastically to their teachers.

We also have a fantastic staff team with a great blend of youth and experience. Chobham staff are committed to our students and to supporting and learning from one another. There is an outstanding professional development programme across the Harris Federation and our staff benefit from both in house and inter-school training activities. We also have additional expertise on hand from the Harris Consultancy Team who are available to offer guidance across the curriculum.

We do hope that you apply for a role with us and look forward to meeting you if you are invited to interview.

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