Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    Required for September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Subject

ICT & Computing

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Salary: MPS/UPS incl. Fringe

Teacher of Computing job summary

Teacher of Computing

Salary: MPS/UPS incl. Fringe

Full-Time, Permanent

Required for September 2024

Rickmansworth School is an outstanding school (September 2023). We are an 11-18 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective academy with around 1540 students on roll, increasing to around 1575 students over the next year. Academic results are strong at KS4 and KS5 with the vast majority of students securing their first choice university destinations.

The School is in a very strong, stable financial position with over £6M recently spent on school expansion including a new Sixth-form centre, performing arts theatres and an Innovation & Design Centre. The School is also supported extremely well by a fantastic PTA and Foundation. Our outstanding staff well-being programme includes access to our fitness suite and swimming pool, flu vaccinations, complimentary eye tests and a fortnightly wellbeing afternoon. Our students enjoy learning and are an absolute pleasure to teach. We believe every child deserves the best and we aim to achieve excellence in all aspects of school life.

The School’s admissions criteria gives preference to staff members’ children (as there is a demonstrable skill shortage for this post, the successful candidate could apply for a priority admission place for their own child).

About the Computing Department:

The appointed candidate will have the opportunity to join a friendly, welcoming, and well-organised department within our thriving school. We are seeking a creative, passionate, and highly qualified teacher who is motivated and committed to self-improvement, both personally and as part of a team. The successful candidate will also be actively involved in the extracurricular life of the school, as our computing department runs a wide range of activities and participates in local and national competitions.

At our school, we place a strong emphasis on enhancing students' understanding of computing at both GCSE and A-Level. To achieve this, we have meticulously designed our curriculum to ensure that students are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to excel in their exams. Our curriculum encompasses a comprehensive coverage of the OCR exam board's content requirements, including the study of multiple programming paradigms. We also prioritise the development of disciplinary tools and methods, enabling students to handle complex content in a sophisticated manner. Additionally, we provide guidance and support to help students effectively apply their knowledge to address examination questions. Our ultimate goal is to empower students to succeed in their computing studies and prepare them for future opportunities in this rapidly evolving field.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding teacher of computing discipline up to A Level

  • Have excellent subject knowledge and an understanding of computing

  • Provide dynamic and inspiring lessons

  • Ensure students are at the centre of planning and teaching

  • Focus on teaching and learning

  • Provide learning with a focus on development

  • Provide students with a full curriculum

  • Engage and empower students with the skills to thrive as independent learners

  • Contribute to department planning for learning at all key stages; this includes writing schemes of work or long-term plans and creating and sharing resources

We can offer you:

  • Excellent CPD opportunities

  • A school recently rated Outstanding by Ofsted where students’ behaviour is exemplary

  • A professional working environment where teamwork is highly valued

  • A partially-selective school with a focus on academic achievement (Progress 8 in 2023 is +0.55)

  • Admission criteria where preference is given to staffs’ children

  • A school which invests heavily in the future

  • A hugely talented and cohesive support staff

  • An outstanding wellbeing programme

Applications from ECTs are welcome.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and are an equal opportunities employer. Applicants must declare any criminal convictions and submit to a check with the Disclosing and Barring Service as the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details can be obtained from the website www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk, by calling the School on 01923 773296 or by email to applications@rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk.

We are required for only shortlisted candidates to conduct online searches about an applicant as part of our shortlisting process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2023 in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. On signing the declaration on the application you will be agreeing to the acknowledgement that such searches will be conducted as part of the shortlisting process.

Deadline for applications: 08:00 Monday 15 April 2024

Interviews: W/C 22 April 2024

We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

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)
medical
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 Rickmansworth School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1511 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Rickmansworth School is an 11-18 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective academy with nearly 1455 students on roll, increasing to around 1575 students over the next five years. Academic results are strong at KS4 and KS5 with the vast majority of students securing their first choice university destinations.

The School is in a very strong, stable financial position with over £4M recently spent on school expansion including a new Sixth-form centre, performing arts theatres and an Innovation & Design Centre. The School is also supported extremely well by a fantastic PTA and Foundation. Our outstanding staff well-being programme includes fortnightly well-being periods, access to our fitness suite and swimming pool, flu vaccinations and complimentary eye tests. The School’s admissions criteria gives preference to staff members’ children.

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