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  • Start date details

    January 2024 or earlier

  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    30 August 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4



Working pattern

Full time: 27.5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,685

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for a teacher of Computer Science with outstanding potential to join a successful department with committed teachers working as a close team. The successful candidate will be able to teach Computer Science to GCSE level and is required to join the team from 1 January 2024 (or earlier).

What the school offers its staff

Birkdale High School is a popular and successful all-boys 11-16 comprehensive Academy with an excellent reputation, outstanding pastoral care and consistently above national average academic results.We are proud to be part of the Southport Learning Trust.

The school has seen its numbers rise over the last few years and is oversubscribed.

At Birkdale we aim to be leaders in the education of boys and this starts with a clear focus on developing effective teaching pedagogy and not engaging in educational fads or gimmicks. Our development of teaching is driven by a focus on cognitive science and educational research and our quality assurance of teaching is developmental rather than judgemental. Our teachers are given the space and support to make positive changes to their teaching in a risk-free environment; we watch each other teach, share best practice and are eager to accept our professional obligation to improve methods of embedding the knowledge our boys need.

The Computing Department at Birkdale High School is a committed, collaborative and hard working team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic department who have worked hard to develop a knowledge rich, carefully sequenced and challenging curriculum. With interactive whiteboards and visualisers in every classroom, an emphasis on modelling and effective retrieval practice, we ensure that we invest time and energy in strategies that most benefit our boys. Driven by the principles of cognitive science coupled with high expectations, we are proud to consistently achieve excellent results in Computer Science and Creative iMedia and we are looking for an outstanding, passionate teacher to continue to contribute to further improvements in this successful department which has achieved the NCCE Computing Quality Mark.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Birkdale High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
890 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01704 577253

Birkdale High School is a popular and successful all-boys 11-16 comprehensive Academy with an excellent reputation, outstanding pastoral care and academic results consistently above the national average for boys.

Arranging a visit to Birkdale High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kanslow@birkdalehigh.co.uk.

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