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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    28 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

BGS Allowance of £5312.00 (subject to 2024 pay award)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Subject Leader of Computer Science to lead a successful and forward-looking department which benefits from high-quality accommodation, refurbished 2021. There are four Computer Science rooms; each well-appointed with over 30 computers which are upgraded regularly. All are air conditioned to provide a pleasant environment for teaching. Nearby is a newly refurbished, comfortable staff room which includes workspaces for teachers as well as fridges and tea/coffee making facilities.

The staff are dedicated professionals, committed to raising standards and improving still further the quality of teaching and learning. Computer Science teachers are ably supported by three full-time, experienced support engineers in the IT Support department.

Students receive three one-hour Computer Science lessons per fortnight in Year 7, then two hours per fortnight in years 8 and 9. Students choosing to study the subject at GCSE have five hours per fortnight and those studying the A-Level have nine hours per fortnight.

The examination results at both GCSE and A-Level have consistently been very good compared to the national picture. GCSE students follow the Edexcel Computer Science (1CP2), sitting exams in June of Year 11. Student numbers are good: There are presently 42 students taking Computer Science at GCSE in Year 10 and 45 students in Year 11 – two classes in each year.

A-Level students follow the AQA Computer Science specification (7517). There are presently 19 students divided among two groups in Year 12 and one group of 23 students in Year 13.

The well-established departmental curriculum can be viewed online athttp://www.bournetocodebeta.com/

What the school offers its staff

Bourne Grammar School is a dynamic educational community built on strong ethical foundations. We believe in supporting all members of our school, whether they be students or staff, and we share a commitment to fostering a positive atmosphere and promoting the best possible outcomes for all. As an employer we ensure strong professional development opportunities and encourage staff to identify ways in which they can improve and develop. We believe in adjusting to individual need and treating individuals as individuals. Leadership within the school is characterised by collaboration, consultation and a willingness to listen.

Bourne Grammar School is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all students and staff, both current and prospective, and in this position, you will actively support an environment and culture that values diversity and inclusion.

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)
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 Bourne Grammar School

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1708 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01778 422 288

We are an oversubscribed mixed selective school serving Bourne, Stamford and Peterborough. Our students are well-behaved and motivated and are taught in modern and well-resourced facilities. The school offers 240 places to students in Year 7 and, with a growing Sixth Form of over 500, has expanded to become one of the largest grammar schools in the country. The vast majority of Year 11 students transfer into our Sixth Form where students are offered a choice of 26 A-Level subjects.

The best atmosphere, the best support, the best results

This is our purpose statement - we have no long or complicated mission statement. The order of the purpose statement is deliberate; we believe that if we get the atmosphere and support right then, given our able students and committed staff, good results will follow. The atmosphere is special and cherished by us all and something that interview candidates often remark upon. We are a large and busy school and our students are well-behaved, motivated and want to be here and their parents/carers want them to be here. Most of the students, most of the time, want to learn and enjoy lessons which are well-taught and engaging.

The teaching staff body numbers around 100 teachers supported by 40 non-teaching colleagues. All teaching staff are subject specialists and are only required to teach their own subject. Staff absence is very low, as is staff turnover. Staff who do leave often do so for promoted posts. All teaching staff at Bourne Grammar School are issued with a laptop and other benefits including no breaktime, lunchtime or bus supervision duties and free on-site parking. Tea and coffee are freely available in our two large staffrooms.

Arranging a visit to Bourne Grammar School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@bourne-grammar.lincs.sch.uk.

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