Teacher of Computing and ICT Lord Williams's School, Thame, Oxfordshire

Job description

We wish to employ from September 2020 a well-qualified, enthusiastic and committed Teacher of Computing and ICT. The post is permanent; full time or part-time will be considered and would suit an NQT or experienced teacher.

Computing and ICT are successful subjects and are very popular options. Both subjects are taught by a highly committed team of three IT teachers, supported by a team of five technicians. The faculty is committed to improving the ICT capability and digital literacy of all students. A good understanding of both subjects will support academic progress in all areas of the (school)
curriculum as well as equipping students with the skills needed for life-long learning.

All members of the IT team play an important role in the development of course materials.

Teaching and Learning
Plan, prepare and deliver high quality lessons to students at some or all of Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
Report on progress and any concerns to line manager and parents
Contribute to curriculum development work of the team

Pastoral Care
To provide high quality pastoral care as a tutor to a group of students in one year group

Essential educational requirements

Graduate (in related discipline).
PGCE or other appropriate teacher training qualification.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status.

Essential skills and experience

Teaching (or teaching practice) in a secondary school .
Good classroom teacher (potential to be excellent).
Confident in the use of Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word).
Experience of teaching programming using Scratch and Python.
An understanding of computational thinking.
A good understanding of the e-safety agenda.
Motivation to work with children and young people.
Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours.
Team worker.
Committed to high standards from all students.
Love of IT.
Awareness of and commitment to equality and diversity.

Employee benefits

We offer pay and conditions of service set out in the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and the ‘Burgundy Book’.
Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

About Lord Williams's School

Lord Williams’s School is a thriving and popular comprehensive school serving the Thame community and its surrounding rural area. We are a split-site school, with Years 7 – 9 on the Lower School site at Towersey Road and Years 10 – 13 on the Upper School site at Oxford Road. We pay particular attention to each individual student by promoting their personal, social and educational development to enable all to achieve at the highest level possible. As a result of our continuing success, Lord Williams’s School is consistently oversubscribed. We promote high quality teaching and learning. We attract talented, committed and conscientious teachers who produce stimulating and challenging learning activities helped by experienced support staff. Teamwork is a key feature of our work. We are an inclusive school; we cater for all abilities and we provide access for all students. This is reflected in our work with the more able, with students with a range of learning and other difficulties and in our admissions policy for the Sixth Form. The school has excellent teaching facilities on both sites with accommodation that is suited to the demands of the curriculum.

Oxford Road, Thame, Oxfordshire, OX9 2AQ
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