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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 February 2024

Job details

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Working pattern

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Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

Job Description

Post: Teacher of Computer Science

Responsible to: The Head of School

Primary Purpose of the Role

The teacher will be responsible for preparing and delivering high-quality computer science lessons whilst ensuring students make excellent academic progress both within and beyond the A Level curriculum.

REVIEW DATE/RIGHT TO VARY

This Job Description is as currently applies and will be reviewed regularly. The post-holder may be required to undertake other tasks that can be reasonably assigned, including development activities, which are within capability and pay scale.

Person Specification

Job Title:Computer science teacher

SPECIFICATION

ESSENTIAL

Qualifications/Training

Excellent grades in A level Computer Science and Maths (or equivalent qualifications)

Qualified teacher status.

A good Honours degree or equivalent in computer science, or a relevant technology-related subject AND/OR

Significant relevant industry experience

PGCE

DESIRABLE

Masters Degree or Ph.D. in relevant subject

Experience

ESSENTIAL

Recent teaching experience of teaching computer science to high attaining 16-19 year old students

Care, guidance and support as a pastoral tutor

DESIRABLE

Preparing students for University Entrance in computer science

Preparing students for computer science challenges and extension papers

Knowledge/Skills(Ability to)

ESSENTIAL

Depth of subject knowledge and mental agility

A significant interest in computer science that will engage and excite

Ability to quickly create effective rapport and a constructive relationship with students

Determination to adopt new and innovative approaches to enhance student experience

DESIRABLE

Experience with JavaScript on the web and server/CLI is useful but not essential

Knowledge of the needs of SEND learners

Personal Qualities

ESSENTIAL

Empathy with the ethos and values of CMS.

Commitment to young people’s wellbeing, safeguarding and development.

Dedicated to continuous school improvement.

Self-knowledge and a commitment to continual professional development of self and all the school’s employees.

Presence and visibility, demonstrating optimism and managerial courage with a well-developed sense of proportion.

Role model of best practice, with a professional manner that motivates others and inspires confidence, trust and respect.

Commitment to working collaboratively with the Trust and embedding the Trust ethos and values in the school.

What the school offers its staff

The Eastern Leaning Alliance Multi-Academy Trust is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All staff are expected to share this commitment and undergo the appropriate checks. All positions within the Trust are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references. Only applications submitted using the ELA application form will be accepted. We do not accept applications by CV.

What can ELA offer you?

ELA offer a sector leading staff benefits offer alongside bespoke, high quality CPD programmes, cross-trust events, and exceptional opportunities for career development within our innovative family of schools.

ELA staff benefits include:

  • Reduced contact time to enable professional development;
  • EAP with access to counselling & physiotherapy;
  • Health care cash plan;
  • Paid annual family day;
  • Extensive discount club access;
  • Cycle to work & electric car lease schemes;
  • Enhanced parental leave;
  • Flexible work practices;
  • Laptop & mobile phone payment plans;
  • Ticket ballots for high-profile events;
  • Generous annual leave allowance for support staff;
  • Discounted gym membership for all staff.

Interviews and application process

These will take place at Cambridge Maths School and will include a range of activities and interviews.

If you would like to apply, please complete the application form and a letter (not more than 2 sides of A4) outlining:

  • your reasons for applying
  • what you will bring to the role
  • what your style and approach will be if recruited to this post
  • why you believe you might be suited to this particular challenge/opportunity.

Applications close at 9 am on Thursday, 14th March.

Due to the high volume of applicants, we receive for certain roles, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we have received applications that reach the criteria.

Please ensure your form and letter are returned to Alicja Kowalska, Business and Administrative Manager for Cambridge Maths School recruitment@cms.tela.org.uk

Further details about the role

About The Cambridge Maths School

Cambridge Maths School (CMS) is a new specialist sixth form developed in association with the University of Cambridge, which opened in September 2023 with a focus on pioneering learning and increasing diversity in the field of mathematical sciences. The school provides a diverse range of young people with access to a unique educational experience, located in bespoke facilities on Mill Road in Cambridge. The school focuses only on mathematical sciences and offers A levels in mathematics, further mathematics, biology, chemistry, computer science and physics.

The school is seeking to appoint a dynamic and inspirational teacher of Computer Science to work in a unique and talented department to realise the vision and ambitions of the school. The post may be either part-time or full-time (for a candidate who can teach another subject), candidates are asked to state their preference in the application form.

The school delivers a highly specialised A-Level STEM-based curriculum to enthusiastic students from the eastern region. CMS works to attract high-achieving students from groups who do not normally progress to the most competitive university STEM courses. Mathematics lies at the core of everything that takes place at Cambridge Maths School; it is the passion that unites teachers and students alike, and it represents a way of thinking and creating that empowers and enriches all the different aspects of the school curriculum.

Should the successful candidate be interested and appropriately qualified, there may be opportunities to teach mathematics, biology and physics at the school also. This role may also be suitable for those with industry experience in software development but without formal teaching experience.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Eastern Leaning Alliance Multi-Academy Trust is committed to equal opportunities, safeguarding and the promotion of the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All staff are expected to share this commitment and undergo the appropriate checks.  All positions within the Trust are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references. 
Please refer to Cambridge Maths School Safeguarding Policy
https://cms.tela.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Safeguarding-and-Child-Protection-Policy-CAMBRIDGESHIRE-September-2023-Trust-Updates.pdf

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About Cambridge Maths School

School type
Free School, ages 16 to 19
School size
Up to 200 pupils
Age range
16 to 19
Phone number
01223200423

A specialist sixth form developed in association with the University of Cambridge – we opened in September 2023 with a focus on pioneering learning and increasing diversity in the field of maths.

Arranging a visit to Cambridge Maths School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@cms.tela.org.uk.

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