This job expired on 15 April 2024

  • Start date details

    May 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time or 0.8 FTE considered.

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Maternity cover for up to 1 year

Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an imaginative and enthusiastic Teacher of Computing on a temporary basis for up to one year, covering a period of maternity leave. This role is full time in the first instance; however, applications are welcomed from candidates seeking a 0.8 FTE teaching commitment. Please indicate in your covering letter your preferred working pattern.

  • Possess the ability to inspire and motivate, and who have a passion for teaching and learning.
  • Have consistently high expectations with the drive to help all students achieve their full potential
  • Are exceptional team players and who enjoy supporting and working collaboratively with others.
  • Have the skill to form positive relationships for learning with all staff, students and parents.
  • Share our vision to deliver outstanding education for children and young adults and the commitment to make a difference to outcomes and achievements of students who attend HAT schools.

What the school offers its staff

  • A fantastic working environment where students are enthusiastic and want to learn. All our Hampton schools have modern buildings, with light and airy classrooms, outstanding facilities and are situated at the heart of the community.
  • We value our staff and recognise the importance of providing ongoing training opportunities. As a growing Trust we are also able to offer opportunities for promotion and fresh challenges as new roles arise regularly.
  • Our extensive induction programme supports staff every step of the way.
  • Full access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme which is designed to help staff deal with any personal or professional problems. Staff have access to free legal advice, medical information, counselling sessions, online self-help tools, factsheets and the wellbeing portal.
  • Discounted local gym membership.
  • Our active Staff Wellbeing Group creates an effective channel for staff to be heard, and underpins our commitment to cultivating a supportive working environment which allows staff to flourish and achieve their full potential.

Further details about the role

The Computing Department is well-established and committed to helping students to achieve academic excellence. Our ethos is students of all abilities should enjoy Computing, whilst being stretched and challenged.

As part of this ethos the Computing Department is committed to delivering a broad and engaging curriculum in Key stage 3, that both broadly follows the National Curriculum and prepares the students for Computer Science and IT in Key Stage 4 and 5.

In Computing, students are introduced to block based and high-level written program languages as well as Excel Spreadsheets in year 7. These skills are developed throughout Key Stage 3. Other topics covered include ESaftey, Cryptography and Algorithms, HTML, Vector Drawing and Data Representation.

At Key stage 4, students can study OCR Cambridge National in IT J836, and or OCR Computer Science J277.

At Key Stage 5 students can study OCR Cambridge Technicals in IT Level on the Extended Certificate pathway, and or OCR A-Level Computer Science H446.

The department currently consists of a Head of Computing, reporting to an Assistant Head of School and two main scale teachers. The department is supported by Teaching Assistants who help students with specific SEND. GCSE and A-Level results have been consistently good, and the both the IT and Computer Science subjects are popular.

Commitment to safeguarding

Hampton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will consider carrying out an online search as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Full details are contained with our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Recruitment and Selection Policy, which are available via our website, or on request.

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About Hampton Gardens Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1157 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Hampton Gardens is an 11-19 free school which opened in September 2017 to an initial intake of 180 Year 7 students. When full, the school will accommodate 1200 students in years 7-11 and 300 students in Sixth Form.

Hampton Gardens is part of the Hampton Academies Trust who also run the highly successful and popular Hampton College all-through school, Hampton Lakes Primary School and Dogsthorpe Infant School. HAT schools have very close links and some shared staff.

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@hamptonacademiestrust.org.uk.

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