Teacher of Computer Science Harris City Academy Crystal Palace, London

Job description

Inspire the next generation of leaders at Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

We are seeking an outstanding Teacher of Computer Science to work within our high performing Academy, this position is open to both NQTs and more experienced teachers.

The Commerce Team delivers Business & Enterprise, Economics, Computer Science & Technology courses at all key stages of the curriculum on offer at the Academy. The subject area is a very popular choice amongst Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students and forms an integral part of the Academy’s focus on Business, Enterprise and Technology related subjects. The next stage of the department’s development is to focus on further embedding Computing & Technology into the curriculum at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 and enabling our students to become equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills that they will need to thrive in the twenty first century.

The teaching team consists of a dedicated and dynamic team of eight members of staff, led by the Faculty Co-ordinator for Commerce and is supported by Lead Teachers in charge for each department. The departmental staff operate in an atmosphere of team work and mutual support with an emphasis on innovation, creativity and developing and sharing outstanding teaching practice. The Faculty plays a prominent part in Academy life outside of the classroom where we deliver events, offer students the chance to visit local businesses and create their own enterprise projects through national competitions; provide work experience opportunities and run computing workshops. At Key Stage 5, Commerce teachers at Crystal Palace play an important role in driving forward the provision and teaching of our subjects across the Harris Federation Sixth Form.

Your opportunity

We can offer you the opportunity to advance your career within a supportive academy environment. You will be part of a Federation established in developing practitioners and nurturing excellent future leaders, with unrivalled opportunities for progression; whatever your aspirations as a teacher, middle or senior leader, our Teaching School Alliance provides a range of bespoke courses and qualifications, including our Aspiring Leaders NPQML and NPQSL programmes to help you achieve your ambitions more quickly.

Essential educational requirements

Undergraduate degree (or equivalent)

Essential qualifications

QTS (or equivalent)

Essential skills and experience

We look for talented individuals who want to be a part of transforming education in London, and helping create exceptional places of learning. We would like to appoint a dynamic and inspirational qualified teacher. We are looking for an effective and enthusiastic classroom teacher who will be able to complement our dedicated team of outstanding practitioners. The successful candidate will ideally have significant experience in inner-city, multi-racial and urban areas.

We are looking for a strong communicator with proven strengths in engaging with, inspiring and motivating, not just the school community, but the wider community. You should hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree.

Please download the job pack for a full job description and person specification.

Employee benefits

As part of the Harris Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:

Access to a diverse network of phase and subject specialist groups
Support and mentoring from some of the best leaders in education
An Inner/Outer London Harris Allowance, plus a performance and loyalty bonus
Pension scheme (TPS) and access to our Harris Wellbeing Cash Plan, covering a range of health and wellbeing benefits
The opportunity to work with our amazing students!


About Harris City Academy Crystal Palace

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace is a pioneering academy for 1,300 students aged 11-18, and celebrated its 25th anniversary last academic year. The founding academy of the Harris Federation, it has three consecutive outstanding judgments by Ofsted, most recently finding the academy to be outstanding in every aspect in 2014. It is one of the most oversubscribed comprehensive schools in the country and in the top 5% for performance. Come and see us in action: visits to Harris City Academy Crystal Palace are strongly encouraged and very welcome. Please call 0208 771 2261 or info@harriscrystalpalace.org.uk to arrange a time to come in or an informal conversation with the Principal.

Address
Maberley Road, London, SE19 2JH
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Harris City Academy Crystal Palace website (opens in a new window)