Teacher of Computer Science The Malling School, West Malling, Kent

Job description

Teacher of Computer Science
MPS/UPS
Full-time
Required for September 2020

We are recruiting for a Computer Science teacher to join our highly successful team and help drive the expansion of the subject across the school. Due to the increasing popularity of the subject we are looking for a dedicated practitioner to assist the Head of Department in increasing the course provisions for the subject across all 3 Key Stages.
The Malling School is an extremely positive, happy and caring place for young people to learn. We are a small stand-alone foundation school and are very proud of our wonderful students and talented staff. We are fully committed to continually developing our teaching at The Malling School. We have no formal lesson observations and a strong open culture of improving our teaching together through regular low stakes developmental learning walks.
Our strategy to improve outcomes for our students is not through short term unsustainable Y11 intervention but through developing our curriculum together and continually reflecting and improving our daily practice in every classroom for every year group.
We have a very strong behaviour for learning policy. Low-level disruption is not tolerated allowing teachers to do what we do best, teach. All staff receive regular informal behaviour for learning training to ensure we are consistent in our application of the policy. Students are very clear around our high expectations of behaviour and attitude in every classroom. The key to the success of the policy is the proactive targeting of poor work ethic and low-level disruption by every teacher. Students that slow down the pace of learning are transferred out of the lesson and collected by our senior leaders. The leadership team ensures that all our improvement strategies are clearly communicated to staff, effectively piloted, evaluated and well thought through. Our key principle when introducing any new initiative is to ensure that there is no unnecessary workload and that it has a high impact on student progress.
We can offer you:
• Opportunities to teach your specialist subject to GCSE, Level 3 BTEC and International Baccalaureate Level
• Opportunities for accelerated promotion for outstanding teachers
• Extensive and individualised professional development program that focusses on both pedagogy and subject knowledge
• A new school with outstanding facilities
• Robust behaviour systems
• No formal observations – instead Developmental Learning Walks with ongoing feedback, helping you and your department to continuously develop
• CPD starts as soon as you are appointed

You will be:
• An excellent teacher with a strong desire to develop their practise to the highest levels
• The ability to teach Computing to KS3 and GCSE is essential, the ability to teach beyond GCSE is preferable (Or a strong desire and commitment to learn)
• Innovative in your approach to teaching
• Able to achieve excellent examination results for children
• Motivated by a desire to change lives
• A qualified teacher
• An ability to teach using more than one programming language is preferable but not essential
• We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative teacher to join a dedicated and supportive department
• The successful candidate will be required to teach Computing to GCSE level.

We welcome applications from Newly Qualified Teachers as well as more experienced colleagues.

Apply online via the Kent Teach/TES website. For more information or to arrange an informal visit please email the HR Department at hr@themallingschool.kent.sch.uk

Closing date: 3 March 2020
Interviews: Week commencing 9 March 2020

The Malling School is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children and young people. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, CV, Teaching Agency, Occupational Health check and two satisfactory references.

Applications will be considered upon receipt and we reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy should sufficient interest be received. Therefore, early application is recommended to avoid disappointment. Only candidates successfully shortlisted for interview will be contacted.

Essential educational requirements

• An excellent teacher with a strong desire to develop their practise to the highest levels
• The ability to teach Computing to KS3 and GCSE is essential, the ability to teach beyond GCSE is preferable (Or a strong desire and commitment to learn)
• Innovative in your approach to teaching
• Able to achieve excellent examination results for children
• Motivated by a desire to change lives
• A qualified teacher
• An ability to teach using more than one programming language is preferable but not essential
• We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative teacher to join a dedicated and supportive department
• The successful candidate will be required to teach Computing to GCSE level.

Essential qualifications

• An excellent teacher with a strong desire to develop their practise to the highest levels
• The ability to teach Computing to KS3 and GCSE is essential, the ability to teach beyond GCSE is preferable (Or a strong desire and commitment to learn)
• Innovative in your approach to teaching
• Able to achieve excellent examination results for children
• Motivated by a desire to change lives
• A qualified teacher
• An ability to teach using more than one programming language is preferable but not essential
• We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative teacher to join a dedicated and supportive department
• The successful candidate will be required to teach Computing to GCSE level.

Essential skills and experience

• An excellent teacher with a strong desire to develop their practise to the highest levels
• The ability to teach Computing to KS3 and GCSE is essential, the ability to teach beyond GCSE is preferable (Or a strong desire and commitment to learn)
• Innovative in your approach to teaching
• Able to achieve excellent examination results for children
• Motivated by a desire to change lives
• A qualified teacher
• An ability to teach using more than one programming language is preferable but not essential
• We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative teacher to join a dedicated and supportive department
• The successful candidate will be required to teach Computing to GCSE level.

Employee benefits

• Opportunities to teach your specialist subject to GCSE, Level 3 BTEC and International Baccalaureate Level
• Opportunities for accelerated promotion for outstanding teachers
• Extensive and individualised professional development program that focusses on both pedagogy and subject knowledge
• A new school with outstanding facilities
• Robust behaviour systems
• No formal observations – instead Developmental Learning Walks with ongoing feedback, helping you and your department to continuously develop
• CPD starts as soon as you are appointed


About The Malling School

The Malling School is an extremely positive, happy and caring place for young people to learn. We are a small stand-alone foundation school and are very proud of our wonderful students and talented staff. We are fully committed to continually developing our teaching at The Malling School. We have no formal lesson observations and a strong open culture of improving our teaching together through regular low stakes developmental learning walks. Our strategy to improve outcomes for our students is not through short term unsustainable Y11 intervention but through developing our curriculum together and continually reflecting and improving our daily practice in every classroom for every year group. We have a very strong behaviour for learning policy. Low-level disruption is not tolerated allowing teachers to do what we do best, teach. All staff receive regular informal behaviour for learning training to ensure we are consistent in our application of the policy. Students are very clear around our high expectations of behaviour and attitude in every classroom. The key to the success of the policy is the proactive targeting of poor work ethic and low-level disruption by every teacher. Students that slow down the pace of learning are transferred out of the lesson and collected by our senior leaders. The leadership team ensures that all our improvement strategies are clearly communicated to staff, effectively piloted, evaluated and well thought through. Our key principle when introducing any new initiative is to ensure that there is no unnecessary workload and that it has a high impact on student progress. We can offer you: • Opportunities to teach your specialist subject to GCSE, Level 3 BTEC and International Baccalaureate Level • Opportunities for accelerated promotion for outstanding teachers • Extensive and individualised professional development program that focusses on both pedagogy and subject knowledge • A new school with outstanding facilities • Robust behaviour systems • No formal observations – instead Developmental Learning Walks with ongoing feedback, helping you and your department to continuously develop • CPD starts as soon as you are appointed

Address
Beech Road, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6DH
Phase
Secondary
Type
LA Maintained School
Website
The Malling School website (opens in a new window)