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Subject Leader for Computer Science

Croxley Danes School, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

Job details

Job role Teacher
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: April or 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.
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
School Address: Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire WD3 3LR
E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk
Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW
Tel: Dawn Gamble 01923 589699 / 07796 751982

Employee benefits

TLR2b
Exceptional CPD
Brand new facilities

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

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

Thank you for your interest in Croxley Danes School.

This is an extremely exciting time to join Croxley Danes School as in September 2020, the school opened its brand new 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 is, compared to other local schools, 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

The Danes Educational Trust currently comprises five schools: St Clement Danes School, Croxley Danes School, Chancellor’s School, Onslow St Audrey’s School and De Havilland Primary School. Dr Josephine Valentine OBE is the CEO of the Danes Educational Trust. She was Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years.  She is a National Leader in Education, a DfE Advisor and has oversight of all five schools.  If appointed, you will benefit from teaching within an established, outstanding Trust whilst also contributing to the education of the first cohorts of students in a new school at an exciting stage in its development.

We are heavily over-subscribed with 660 students across Years 7-10 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.

We look for talented and committed people and work hard to keep them, helping them to reach their full potential. In return we offer exceptional CPD both within the Trust and through the Herts & Bucks Teaching School Alliance.

You should possess excellent communication and organisational skills, be hard working, flexible and professional. You should have high expectations of students, colleagues and yourself, displaying energy and enthusiasm in and out of the classroom, contributing to the school’s overall success. A willingness to contribute to other areas of school life would be welcome. 

I want Croxley Danes School to be outstanding and a strong part of the local community. If you share our commitment to educational excellence, we want to hear from you. 

If you would like to organise a visit to the school or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

The Danes Educational Trust

The Trust’s core values are:

We value joy in working, teaching and learning together
We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it
We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result
We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools
We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all
We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all
Websites - www.croxleydanes.org.uk / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

MR S THOMPSON

HEADTEACHER

Arranging a visit to Croxley Danes School

Please contact Dawn Gamble to arrange a visit to this brand new school.
07796 751982
recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

School location

Baldwins Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 3LR

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