- Main Scale Pay Range (T1 – T9)
Teacher of Business Studies and Computing job summary
We are looking to appoint a talented professional who has the experience or the potential to join our KS4 Business Studies and KS3 (potentially KS4) Computing Teams to support us in creating and developing the longer term vision for the departments and the school. This is a fabulous opportunity to work in innovative departments with a track record of improving teaching and learning, leading to better progress and outcomes for our students.
Key Stage 3
Our Key Stage 3 Computing curriculum works towards meeting the National Curriculum requirements for Computing standards within a three year KS3 curriculum. At present, the Year 7 students complete schemes of learning that develop their understanding of Digital Citizenship whereby they learn of the organization within computing and the basic proficiencies. Additionally, in Year 7 students are introduced to basic software skills and legislation. In Year 8, students build to this knowledge from Year 7 whilst being introduced to Scratch, Data Representation, Control Technologies and podcasting. We have altered our curriculum and have found our students are heavily engaging in the new curriculum topics. Within in Year 9, students are introduced to how devices and computers work alongside an introduction to graphics software and Python. We aim for the highest engagement and digital understanding within our students and are driving towards a greater uptake of Computer Science and Digital Media within our female cohorts.
Key Stage 4
At Key Stage 4, our current Year 10 and 11 students are studying BTEC Enterprise, GCSE Computer Science and BTEC Digital Media.
We are supportive departments focused on helping our students achieve their potential through high expectations, developing positive relationships and an enjoyment of the subjects.
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About Westhoughton High School
- School type
- Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
- School size
- 1248 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
Westhoughton High School is an 11-16, mixed community comprehensive school situated close to the centre of the growing town of Westhoughton within Bolton Council’s boundaries.
We are proud to be the only secondary school in the town, serving our community by providing exciting educational opportunities and preparing the next generation for their various futures. The student population is largely made up of young people from Westhoughton itself, but students also attend from the neighbouring communities of Blackrod, Bolton, Atherton and Hindley.