26 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 February 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS plus Federation benefits

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you want to be part of a team who supports students to send code to the International Space station to carry out research in weather patterns? Perhaps you would like to travel to Paris to take part in an international exhibit for new technologies? We are a passionate team of coders who revel in teaching students how to create algorithms that solve problems successfully. Would you like to be part of this team?

Computer Science is a highly valued subject at Catmose College and Harington School with the talented team consistently achieving outstanding outcomes across all the qualifications we offer. Progression rates through to GCSE are very strong where a bespoke pathway is offered to our Computer Science students. At A levels, the popularity of the subject has grown significantly with students enjoying the strong programming element of the course. Alongside high academic standards, the team have a strong commitment to providing extracurricular opportunities for students. In recent years this has included field trips to Disneyland Paris, and an opportunity to speak to an astronaut on the International Space Station as a result of winning the AstroPi competition for aspiring programmers. After-school clubs such as Cyber Discovery and Cyber-start Girls provide opportunities for students of all ages to explore computing beyond the Key Stage 3, GCSE or A level curriculum. You will be joining an experienced and highly-qualified team who have high expectations of themselves and the students they teach. In Key Stage 3 the curriculum is well developed with comprehensive resources readily available. Students develop their skills in both Computer Science and wider IT. At GCSE and A level, there are clearly planned curriculums in place to support new staff on arrival.

What the school offers its staff

Teachers are able to enjoy many additional benefits that come as part of working within the Federation. These include, amongst others:

  • Relocation support for hard-to-recruit subjects.
  • Vast range of staff training including a funded Master’s scheme.
  • Primary, secondary and sixth-form teaching opportunities.
  • All staff are issued their own laptop.
  • Priority admission for children of staff to the College and Primary.
  • Flexible working; part-time and a job share are supported.
  • A broad range of opportunities to engage in extracurricular trips and activities.
  • A subsidised restaurant, refectory and orangery.
  • Complimentary lunch on staff training days.
  • Cycleshare scheme salary sacrifice for bike purchases.
  • Free parking.
  • Complimentary flu vaccination.
  • Holidays outside of the usual term-time pattern, including a two-week autumn break and an early summer.

Further details about the role

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and welcome applications from candidates looking for a variety of flexible working arrangements including, but not limited to; part time working and a job share.

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all staff to share this commitment. We provide safeguarding training to all staff on an annual basis, and all staff are responsible for ensuring safeguarding, health and safety policies are implemented in line with Federation policy and current legislation. Please familiarise yourself with our Safeguarding Policy, available online at www.rutlandfederation.com/policies.

This position advertised is a ‘regulated position’ which means it will involve regular contact with children and young people; under the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. This position is also ‘exempt’ from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact Claire Pugh, (Vice Principal), she may be contacted via email: cpugh@catmosecollege.com

Commitment to safeguarding

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all students in our care and expects all staff to share this commitment. We provide safeguarding training to all staff on an annual basis, and all staff are responsible for ensuring safeguarding, health and safety policies are implemented in line with Federation policy and current legislation.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office@rutlandfederation.com

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About Catmose College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1018 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number

Catmose College is an oversubscribed secondary academy school on Huntsmans Drive in Oakham, Rutland. The majority of students are drawn from the county town of Oakham and surrounding villages, although many are attracted from a wider area including Leicestershire and Melton through parental choice. The College is one of the highest achieving in Rutland and Leicestershire. Our Ofsted report in February 2012 rated the College ‘Outstanding’ in all categories. We offer a broad range of experiences beyond the classroom to build independence, resilience and leadership skills that are critical for success in adult life. We believe in the traditional values of education; that students do best when they are happy, behave well and are engaged in purposeful activity. Our approach blends high expectations with innovative practice to ensure that all students are able to achieve their potential. The College is about much more than just academic success, our ethos is one that embraces the whole person, not just what they accomplish in lessons but everything else that ensures they are ready for the challenges of the adult world. For example, students partake weekly in the ever-popular Electives programme, where lessons finish early to allow time for students to participate in a vast array of over 90 activities and learning, from Caribbean Cooking to Cricket, and Pottery Throw Down to Trampolining. Students also benefit from an extremely wide array of trips and visits; in previous years these have included a performing arts trip to Liverpool, a photography trip to Iceland, cultural visits to Italy and Spain, a German exchange, a visit to the WWI battlefields and much more. We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke approach to students’ needs, whether they are more able or need some extra support. Music, Sport and Academic Scholarships are awarded annually to students who can demonstrate excellent ability in their chosen area. The scholarships are designed to recognise exceptional talent and to provide the facilities, resources and staffing to allow high-ability students to achieve their potential. When making decisions at the College, our guiding principle is simple, ‘Would it be good enough for our own children?’ By ensuring that the standards of everything we do meets this benchmark, we ensure that the quality of services we offer are exceptional.

Arranging a visit to Catmose College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@rutlandfederation.com.

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