Teacher of Computer Science
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Job start date
1 September 2023
30 May 2023 at 12pm (midday)
23 May 2023
- Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5
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Full-time equivalent salary
- £28,000 to £43,898
- Main / Upper Pay Scale
What skills and experience we're looking for
This role is perfect for an individual who is committed to students’ learning and ensuring they each achieve their full potential by consistently delivering engaging lessons.
The Computer Science department is a well-established successful department staffed by experienced staff all with prior industry specific experience. Within the school we aim to be at the fore front of introducing new curriculum content, resources and facilities using IT for the wider benefit of the school community and were one of the first schools in the UK to adopt the full use of Google Classroom and apps.
Computer Science is currently taught to years 7 and 8 as a core subject for an hour a week and the curriculum aims to provide students with a set of well rounded computing and IT skills alongside the knowledge to support them in KS4 if they choose one of our options. We aim to equip them for success throughout their education and future employment.
At KS4 (currently years 9-11), OCR Computer Science and OCR Cambridge Nationals in iMedia are provided as option subjects with both having consistently high take up every year.
The department uses 3 core specialist fully equipped rooms which always receive the latest upgraded equipment and each member of the department has use of a surface pro for demonstration direct from the teacher screen to the students. There are also a further 4 IT suites across the school used by other subjects.
We use Google Education to deliver and manage our curriculum and this is embedded across the rest of the school.
The successful candidate will join a team of creative, hardworking professionals, committed to working closely with colleagues to provide an outstanding Computer Science education for all students.
What the school offers its staff
Why join us?
This Trust has a forward-thinking HR strategy with all the professional benefits that this brings for staff. We are easily reached by public transport, and for those who drive, there is a large free staff carpark. We have some excellent facilities for staff and our students really want to learn and achieve.
- Highly competitive pay and pay progression opportunities.
- An array of employee benefits and lifestyle options including discounted healthcare, gym membership and extensive high street retail discounts.
- Entry to a career average pension scheme.
- A full induction and a strong commitment to your professional development and career.
- Opportunities to experience and share practice in our partner schools across the Trust.
- A stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals.
- Excellent opportunities to develop your skills and experience and to progress your career.
- We takethe wellbeing and health of employees seriously. We have a range of support mechanisms and benefits available to employees and the Trust has signed up to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter.
It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in Regulated Activity relevant to children.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An offer of employment will be subject to the receipt of a satisfactory enhanced level DBS disclosure with a children’s barred list check, two satisfactory references and successful completion of vetting procedures.
In accordance with the statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), an online search will be conducted as part of due diligence on shortlisted candidates.
We are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and candidates with a disability who meet the essential job criteria will be given an opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at interview.
Further details about the role
Friesland School is a values-centred organisation, and we strive to live up to our ethos of Ambition, Teamwork, Honesty and Respect in everything that we do.Our school is a vibrant and energetic educational environment, where we prioritise the academic, personal and cultural education of all our students.At Friesland we have high expectations of ourselves and those around us, working collectively to develop and improve whilst enhancing the life opportunities of our students.We have a long track record of high attainment at both Y11 and Y13, alongside a wide and varied extra-curricular provision.
As someone interested in a role at our school we would urge to come to visit us and see Friesland School for yourself, as there is no better way to learn about our wonderful school and what we offer.
We are looking to appoint a colleague who is an excellent teacher and has the wider subject knowledge, skills, drive and commitment to build on current strong foundations. The ideal candidate will have a real passion for teaching Computer Science, strong subject knowledge, able to program in Python as a minimum and be someone who is ready to get involved in our ongoing development of a broad and engaging curriculum offer for our students.
The ability to work as part of a cohesive like-minded team and also independently manage your own classes is a must.
The school encourages visits and will invite any candidate to contact them for further information regarding this role.
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About Friesland School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- Education phase
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- School size
- 1293 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
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- School website
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- Email address
- Phone number
- 0115 939 7326
The Trust is a family of schools with a common ethos and values who share collective goals. We have a united passion to transform the lives of children and young people in our local community by achieving the very best we can for every student in our schools. Our aim is to provide an excellent education for all, enabling our students to gain confidence, raise their aspirations and become well prepared for adult life. We are a large and growing Trust, which currently employs over 1,000 colleagues. We support career and professional development through structured CPD, secondments to other schools within the Trust (including promotion opportunities), and we foster sharing of good practice through a range of subject specialist groups across our schools. These opportunities to develop your career exist within a culture that values your contribution and enables you to achieve your personal goals whilst improving the educational experience and life choices of our students. When joining any of our schools, you will receive a structured induction, and if you are an NQT, you can expect a programme of professional advice and support to help you successfully complete the NQT year. We offer you: • a competitive salary and benefits package including pensions, generous holiday provisions and ancillary benefits; • an environment where you will be working with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals; • the chance to develop your skills, practice and experience through a range of opportunities with one or more of our schools. What we seek from you: • a commitment to our ethos and values; • a passion to deliver the best education you can for every child or young person, making a positive difference; • the energy to act as a role model and a source of inspiration for our students. We are a growing Trust with a strong reputation. Our schools are located in the counties of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and our current schools are Ashfield School, Frederick Gent School, Heritage High School, The Manor Academy, Selston High School, Swanwick Hall School, Friesland School and Wilsthorpe School. To find out more about us, please go to The Two Counties Trust website. We hope we will be welcoming you to our Trust in the near future.
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