Teacher of Computer Science

Dame Alice Owen's School, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 2DU

6 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    10 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

Teacher of Computer Science job summary

The Governors of this highly successful, partially selective, mixed school invite applications for the post of Teacher of Computer Science. We seek a highly motivated and energetic candidate to join our successful and very well-resourced Computer Science department as part of a team of 3 specialist teachers. Computer Science is taught weekly to all KS3 students and we attract good numbers to our GCSE and A Level Computer Science courses. Lessons are taught in dedicated computer suites which include the latest touch screen whiteboards. Applicants must be able to teach A Level Computer Science.

In the 2022 GCSE examinations, the students achieved an average Attainment 8 score of 75.6 (our last official Progress 8 score was +0.65 in 2019) with 40% of all grades being a grade 9 and 93% of students achieving 5 or more grades 9-4 including English and Maths. At A-level 44% of grades were A* and 92% were A*-B. 96.6% of GCSE Computer Science results were graded 9-7; 81.8% of A Level Computer science results were graded A*-B.

The school is situated on an attractive 35-acre site in the Green Belt, has excellent facilities and is committed to an extensive programme of staff development. Central London is easily reached by rail from Potters Bar and the school is close to motorway links.

Using the application form

Please download our Teaching Staff application form from our website to make your application. Please note that applications cannot be considered unless the application is completed in full. We are not able to accept CVs for any posts based in school. To apply, please send your completed application form together with a covering letter stating why you are well placed to take this position at our school to recruitment@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk by noon, Monday 10 October 2022.

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About Dame Alice Owen's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1447 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Dame Alice Owen’s School is a mixed, partially selective secondary school with over 1,440 registered students and a vibrant and highly successful sixth form. Our school was founded 400 years ago by Dame Alice Owen, a remarkable philanthropist with an unusually modern vision for education. She established the first school in Islington and as demand outstripped space, it moved to its current setting in the Hertfordshire countryside. Because of its roots and its close and important relationship with the Worshipful Company of Brewers, there are 20 places each year for 11 year old students from Islington. It also offers 65 places to the highest scoring applicants who sit the entrance exam each year and a further 10 places for students showing the most aptitude in music who apply for a place in Year 7. The remainder of the places, in an annual cohort of 200, go to siblings, local students on the basis of proximity to the school and to those with priority needs.

It is this combination of students and its truly outstanding record of achievement and added value that makes our school such a special place. It is oversubscribed by 5 applicants per place every year. Our dedicated staff, parents’ association, Governing Body and school (staff and student) leaders constantly appraise and re-appraise the various aspects of school life, learning and achievement so we are never complacent. Our school faces the usual challenges of all educational establishments in the public sector, and ensuring that their impact is felt least by the students is a key objective.

We were delighted to be recognised as The Sunday Times Regional School of the Decade in November 2020 and the country’s highest ranking non-fully selective state school of the year in 2021. Securing a place at Owen’s has been described as “winning the lottery” in the Good School Guide and “the golden ticket” in Tatler. Our school benefits from some of the most able students in the country. Many of our school leavers from Year 13 have offers from top universities to choose from, including on average 20 places at Oxbridge each year.

Our Foundress left a number of fields in the then village of Islington to the care of the Worshipful Company of Brewers which now generate over one million pounds of additional income for the school annually, to support the school. This creates a very special ethos and fosters the very positive staff working environment. The students and staff benefit from a number of traditions including Beer Money, staff awards and Visitation.

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