Subject Leader of Computer Science

Landau Forte Academy, Amington, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4FF

24 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    9 September 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

MPS +TLR

Subject Leader of Computer Science job summary

Do you want to teach in a forward-thinking academy judged good in all areas by Ofsted in May 2022?

This is an exciting time to join Landau Forte Academy, Amington. We are an ambitious, oversubscribed 11-16 academy on a mission to provide high quality education for our local community. We have high expectations for our students and our academy is built upon our shared values: ambitious, brave and kind.

We are extremely proud that Ofsted reported in May 2022 that our students “are proud to attend Landau Forte Academy Amington” and our “staff have high expectations for every pupil”.

As with all posts at Amington, we are looking for dedicated, committed and inspirational individuals to provide high quality teaching to our wonderful students.

If successful, you will become part of our community. You will be supported in your career with opportunities to achieve nationally recognised qualifications and we invest in our staff by offering protected time, within the Academy day, for continual professional development. We have dedicated time to create a feedback and assessment policy that prioritises student progress but utilises live marking in the classroom, and whole-class feedback to enable staff to use their PPA time to focus on delivering exceptional learning. Collaboration flourishes within our faculties and shared planning empowers our staff to offer an exciting and unreservedly ambitious, challenging and engaging curriculum. Our Computer Science department sits within our fully staffed and flourishing Maths Faculty. This post would ideally suit a strong teacher of Computer Science who is ready to make the next career step or an ambitious colleague who wishes to progress their career in a good school.

We care about our staff and staff wellbeing is integral to our decision making. We are committed to prioritising the wellbeing of our staff through a wellbeing committee and by committing to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter.

Key information

  • Contract: Full time, permanent position
  • Start date: January 2023 or earlier
  • Salary: MPS +TLR
  • Closing Date: Friday 9th September 2022

About The Trust

Landau Forte Charitable Trust is a family of six Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Academies across the Midlands. Established in 1989, our roots as a charity lie in the global finance and hospitality industries, with our founders Martin Landau and Rocco Forte. Their values combine in how our schools look after their children and young people; they aspire to a world-leading standard of innovation, entrepreneurship, service and care.

We believe a brilliant education should be central to the development of every child and young person. Their learning, wellbeing and happiness is at the centre of every decision we take and every pound we spend.

Person specification

  • A graduate with qualified teacher status
  • A well-qualified teacher in Computer Science, with a strong teaching record
  • Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the appointment
  • Excellent in-depth knowledge of the place of Computer Science in the development of young people and of the place of Computer Science within the wider curriculum
  • An interest in the latest developments in Computer Science teaching and research
  • Excellent relationships with students and parents
  • A willingness to explore innovative and dynamic methods for teaching and learning
  • High levels of enthusiasm, ambition, energy, resilience and determination

Job description

An exciting opportunity has opened up in our Maths Faculty to lead Computer Science. The successful applicant will be passionate about developing a powerful learning experience for students, and will have experience of teaching students of a differing range of ages and abilities. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious leader to establish an innovative and dynamic department in a forward-thinking educational institution.

The main tasks are:

  • Support the vision, values and overall purpose of the Academy
  • Raise standards and the profile of Computer Science across the Academy
  • Lead department meetings alongside the Faculty Leader, in order to disseminate information, pedagogy and motivate colleagues
  • Support the Faculty Leader in whole faculty and whole school initiatives
  • Identify groups of students at risk of underachieving and support in the provision of impactful teaching and learning strategies
  • Lead the maintaining and updating of resources for teaching, including curriculum design and schemes of work
  • Regularly lead the evaluation of the curriculum through staff and student voice
  • Monitor and evaluate teaching and learning within the department
  • Develop colleagues through effective coaching and mentoring strategies, which has a measurable impact in improving standards
  • Contribute to staff training and the sharing of best practice and pedagogy
  • Develop links with external agencies, which can enhance the level of CPD within the department
  • Organise trips, intervention and enrichment activities
  • Liaise with teachers in the department to ensure students experience a smooth transition between different key stages
  • Ensure data collection is consistent, regularly reporting to the Faculty Leader and identifying any issues
  • Manage a reward and recognition system at department level
  • Support in conducting analysis of assessment data, in order to produce raising attainment plans to improve standards

The role is offered with a TLR package to be discussed with the Principal following interview.

What we can offer you

  • A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
  • The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
  • Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
  • A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
  • Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

The local area

Tamworth is a historic town surrounded by beautiful countryside, located a short distance from Birmingham. The Academy is located close to the centre of Tamworth, with superb transport links.

  • Tamworth is 10 minutes away from the M42; junction 10
  • Direct trains from Birmingham (10 minutes) and London (1 hour 15 minutes)
  • Birmingham and East Midlands Airports are 30 minutes away

Apply for this job

Complete the application form online

Visit www.lfct.org.uk/careers

All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.

Applying for the job

https://lfct.org.uk/vacancy/subject-leader-of-computer-science/

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About Landau Forte Academy, Amington

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
951 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

This is an exciting time to join Landau Forte Academy, Amington. We are an ambitious, oversubscribed 11-16 academy on a mission to provide high quality education for our local community. We have high expectations for our students and our academy is built upon our shared values: ambitious, brave and kind.

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