Teacher of Computer Science

Saint Aidan's Church of England High School, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject ICT
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

If you are appointed you will join us at an exciting time for the school. We had a successful Ofsted inspection in 2018 and our reputation in the local area means that we are increasingly oversubscribed. We are committed to continuing to work together to be the best we can for our students and our staff. If appointed you will have the opportunity to develop and grow professionally within a very supportive and capable Computing and Technology Faculty and a thriving, friendly school with an inclusive Christian ethos. Applications are equally welcome from newly qualified teachers and experienced teachers.

Computer Science is a long standing area of strength at Saint Aidan’s and Neil Ireland, our Head of Computing, is a CAS Master Teacher. Computer Science is studied by all students in Key Stage 3 (Years 7 – 9). GCSE Computer Science and OCR National Creative iMedia are both offered as options at Key Stage 4. There is a strong emphasis on extra-curricular activities: as well as our regular Computing / Robotics Club our students have won the “Blackpool Robo” robotics competition and have had the opportunity to visit Bletchley Park.

We have four up to date, well-equipped specialist ICT rooms, including one which will be the main teaching room for the successful candidate. The school as a whole is committed to using technology as a tool for learning and all students use their own tablet computers across a range of lessons.

Essential educational requirements

Degree in Computer Science or other relevant discipline

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Successful teaching or teaching practice experience in Computer Science
Experience in coding with Python
Ability to teach Computer Science lessons of a consistently high quality, inspiring and getting the best out of young people 
Ability to teach Computer Science effectively to GCSE level
Up to date knowledge of the school Computing curriculum

Employee benefits

Our offer includes:
In house CPD programme tailored to each member of staff
Opportunities for professional development within our Teaching School Alliance
A positive, collaborative working atmosphere for staff and students
Beautiful location with a well-maintained site and buildings
Personal use of an iPad as well as a PC / interactive whiteboard / touch screen in each classroom
Large Staff Room with free refreshments
Free use of the on-site gym
Free on-site parking
Regular staff social events
Many opportunities for overseas visits

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School, Church of England
Education phase Secondary
School size 849 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Saint Aidan's Church of England High School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email head@st-aidans.lancs.sch.uk

About Saint Aidan's Church of England High School

School location

Cartgate, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, FY6 0NP