Subject Leader for Computing and ICT
This job expired on 16 April 2023
Job start date
1 September 2023
16 April 2023 at 11:59pm
20 March 2023
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4
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Full-time equivalent salary
- TMS/UPS - £28,000 to £43,685 per annum
TLR 2.1 - £3,017 per annum
What skills and experience we're looking for
Sir James Smith’s School is seeking to appoint an excellent and highly motivated Subject Leader for Computing and ICT.
This post is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced, successful and hard-working Computing specialist to develop this important curriculum area. The post-holder must be an outstanding classroom practitioner. Confidence, classroom presence, the ability to motivate students to achieve good-outstanding outcomes is what matters most.
The governors and Trustees see the post as critical not just for Computing and ICT (CICT) teaching and learning but for what CICT can contribute to a broad and balanced curriculum.
We look forward to receiving applications from candidates who are willing and able to contribute to the work of our team. If you are able to act as a strong role model, setting aspirational goals and raise the profile of Computing and ICT then we would be delighted to hear from you.
What the school offers its staff
Sir James Smith’s is well resourced in terms of ICT rooms and trolleys of Chromebooks. Two of the ICT rooms are ‘dedicated’ or specialist ICT teaching spaces. In these rooms there is a theory zone where students can sit at desks and work from books. There is also the practical area containing PCs. Specialist Computing teaching takes place in these rooms. Other subjects make use of the remaining rooms or Chromebooks through a central/departmental booking system.
We have excellent technical services back-up provided by a specialist company who run and maintain the ICT network.
The school has a number of Nao interactive humanoid programmable robots with accompanying programmes of study. Students have used prepared lesson plans to do basic programming; some have gone on to using Python. Teachers have used robots in history, mathematics and English. We want to see much more use across the curriculum and all students using basic programming as part of their core curriculum.
The robots themselves consist of 25 joints that make walking and general motion control possible. It can dance and sing, respond to questions, identify and respond to external stimuli – and students love using them! The new Subject Leader will make that happen more often.
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About Sir James Smith's School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- Education phase
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- School size
- 575 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
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Sir James Smith’s is part of North Cornwall Learning Trust. Apart from being a ‘Good’ school, Sir Jim’s is also a great place to work. Visitors, including Ofsted, comment on the friendly and supportive atmosphere. Staff and students are happy and enjoy their time at school. We are a smaller than average co-educational comprehensive school, serving a large rural hinterland in North Cornwall. It’s a fantastic place to live if you like the outdoors. Our extensive rural catchment area of 100 square miles includes 8 partner primary schools though we attract students from many others. The dispersed settlement pattern means approximately 70% of students travel daily by bus. North Cornwall is one of the least sparsely populated areas in England and Wales thanks to the glorious Bodmin Moor. At present we have 30 teachers, and 34 non-teaching staff including 6 technicians, 1 Librarian, 7 clerical assistants and 7 classroom assistants. Governors work closely with staff, as do various support agencies. The small size of the school means that we all know the students very well and staff work together effectively. This is a school on a humane scale where personal relationships matter. We have a "continental day". This means an earlier start - at 8.10 am for staff and 8.25 am for students. Students have one year assembly per week. There are 5 one-hour lessons and 2 breaks of 20 and 30 minutes. The main part of the day ends at 2.30 pm. On Mondays there are meetings; on Wednesdays and Thursdays, extra-curricular activities and late buses; on Fridays many staff go home a little earlier!
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