We are looking for a talented colleague to be a Teacher of Computing at Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology (CAST). You will have the opportunity to teach students in Years 9 to 13. You will join an innovative and highly committed team who support one another to succeed and share a deep interest in professional learning and development. You will be well supported by our excellent Head of Department and your teaching will be underpinned by strong schemes of work and assessment and the work of the United Learning subject advisory team.
Computing is a key subject at CAST as it is studied by all students in Year 9 and is our most popular option in Years 10 and 11. IT is also studied by all students in Year 9 and offered as an option in Years 10 and 11. Computer Science is also one of our most popular A levels in Years 12 and 13 with a significant number choosing to continue this subject at university.
About Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology
CAST is an inspiring, specialist science academy for young people aged 13-19 years old. As part of United Learning we seek to bring out 'the best in everyone'. We equip our students with the ‘powerful knowledge’ they need to make a success of their lives and the character to become resilient in overcoming obstacles; to responsibly manage themselves; to work independently on things which challenge them and to work with others.
The college offers GCSE, A level and T level courses, along with unique opportunities to learn from working scientists, technologists and engineers.
Students work in state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities. Learning occurs in innovative and exciting ways, supported by CAST’s unique partnerships with business. CAST therefore gives students a head start into their future careers. Consequently, student results are strong, for example in 2022 Attainment 8 was 59.53, Progress 8 +0.62 and students achieved well above national averages in STEM subjects with half of the cohort getting grade 7+.
We instil a workplace ethos, with a positive impact recognised in our most recent Ofsted inspection which stated that ‘the excellent behaviour of students in lessons and around college creates an environment in which it is a joy to teach and study.’
Staff feedback demonstrates to us that CAST is a great community to work in, with a supportive and collaborative culture that is highly valued. Staff have eight training and marking days built into the academic year. There are numerous internal and external development opportunities available to all staff.
We form part of the United Learning Cambridge Cluster, 5 schools who work collaboratively to further support our students through the quality of teaching and learning. We work as a team and achieve more, by sharing, than any single school could.
The college is situated in the heart of Cambridge’s Biomedical Campus, surrounded by world leading academic and commercial organisations which sponsor, support and contribute towards the life and work of CAST.
CAST is also supported by the Baker Dearing Trust as a University Technical College (UTC).
Please see the website for information about benefits offered and testimonials of staff https://www.cambridgeast.org.uk/work-with-us/why-work-at-cast.
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