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Subject Leader for Computer Science

Croxley Danes School, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Job details

Job role Teacher, Leadership
Subject Computing
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS / UPS (Fringe Area) + TLR2b (currently £4,942)

Job summary

SUBJECT LEADER for COMPUTER SCIENCE
CROXLEY DANES SCHOOL
MPS/UPS + TLR 2b
Start Date: January 2021

We are seeking a full time Subject Leader for Computer Science to provide leadership and direction for the department and ensure that it is managed and organised to meet the aims and objectives of the subject and faculty whilst also taking responsibility for securing high standards of teaching and learning and playing a major role in the development of school policy and practice. The ability to teach KS3 maths would be desirable.
We would like you to have:
• Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)
• A passion for teaching and education in its widest sense
• Excellent subject and curriculum knowledge
• Experience of teaching Computer Science at all Key Stages, including GCSE and A Level, and demonstrating a positive impact on student progress and outcomes
• Ability to articulate an ambitious and appropriate vision for the department
• Ability to set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge both staff and students
• Ability to manage staff with structured challenge, support and CPD
• Ability to coach and train others to be highly effective teachers
• Ability to analyse and use data to raise departmental performance
• Excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate effective communication with a range of stakeholders
• A willingness to undertake Continuing Professional Development and Learning (CPDL)
• The ability to show initiative, to multi-task and develop existing skills
• Ability to demonstrate patience, flexibility and a sense of humour
• Ability to cope with pressure and demonstrate a calm and measured response

We can offer:
• A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school
• The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships
• The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement
• Exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and across the Teaching School Alliance

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Employee benefits

TLR2b
Exceptional CPD
Exceptional facilities - this is a brand new school

Applying for the job

How to make an application:
• The full job description and an application form can be downloaded from the school website
• Completed applications to be emailed to Dawn Gamble, Recruitment Manager, by 9.00am on Monday 30th November 2020. Please email to recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk
• Please include a covering letter and completed application form with the contact details of two referees
• We reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable applicant be found. Therefore, early application is advised
• Interview date: Friday 4th December 2020

Website: www.croxleydanes.org.uk. / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Secondary
School size 477 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Croxley Danes School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk
Contact phone number 07796 751982

About Croxley Danes School

Mr Stephen Thompson, having served for 15 years on the Senior Leadership Team with Dr Valentine at St Clement Danes, as both Assistant Headteacher and then Deputy Headteacher, was appointed to the post of Headteacher at Croxley Danes School in December 2017.

The school’s core values are Excellence, Respect and Trust. Croxley Danes is heavily over-subscribed with 480 students across Years 7-9 who are aspirational, confident and have excellent attitudes to learning. They are extremely proud of being the first cohorts of students in a brand new school and excited about the future. Staff overwhelmingly report that they are delightful to teach and fun to have in the classroom. Their behaviour is excellent.
In September 2020, the school will move to its permanent accommodation at Baldwins Lane in Croxley Green, including a building with a capacity for over 1200 students. The permanent site for the school comprises 12.3 hectares. This far surpasses the need for a six form entry school, therefore the space afforded to the students on site will, compared to other local schools, be second to none. Furthermore, the permanent school building has been meticulously designed to ensure both students and staff experience a first-class learning environment. More details about (and images of) the permanent site can be found here: https://www.croxleydanes.org.uk/714/baldwins-lane-information-about-the-permanent-site

Arranging a visit to Croxley Danes School

Please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) to arrange a visit -recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk or call 07796 751982

School location

Baldwins Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 3LR

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