Teacher of Computing

Waingels, Reading, Berkshire


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject ICT
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £46,000

Job summary

Job Description

This job description should be read in conjunction with the current School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document and the provisions of that document will apply to the post holder.

The performance of all the duties and responsibilities shown below will be under the reasonable direction of the Headteacher; and the Headteacher, or other Senior Manager if appropriate, will be mindful of his/her duty to ensure that the employee has a reasonable workload and sufficient support to carry out the duties of the post.

This job description will be reviewed at least annually and any changes will be subject to consultation. The school’s Grievance Procedure will be used to resolve any dispute arising out of the job description. Other relevant policies may be the Stress at Work Policy and the Dignity at Work Policy.

General Duties
Waingels is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

You will be expected to carry out the professional duties of a teacher as outlined in the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document currently in operation, or any subsequent legislation. These include:

Strategic Development and Self Evaluation
• Contribute to the monitoring & evaluation of the department
• Contribute to the development and evaluation of the departmental development plan
• Comply with all Waingels’ Policies including Health & Safety and Risk Assessments
• Undertake lesson observations as part of the departmental observation schedule and for own and other professional development

Teaching and Learning
• Plan and deliver well-structured lessons
• Mark and assess student work
• Take responsibility for own professional development and ensuring best practice in classroom teaching and learning
• Keep subject knowledge up to date
• Contribute to the development of departmental schemes of work
• Contribute to preparing for changes to GCSE and the implementation of new courses
• Participate and contribute to the organisation of cross curricular activities.
• Participate and contribute to the organisation of school visits that contribute to student learning
• Provide extra-curricular opportunities that are an essential part of the subject provision
• Regular attendance at meetings and parents evenings that are a part of directed time
• Provide student work for display purposes
• Supervise students between lesson times

Student Achievement
• Annually review the attainment outcomes of students you have taught and assess/quantify the impact of own teaching on student learning
• Fully contribute to the schools assessment and recording system including assessment data and identification of a student’s targets prior to data collection
• Monitor progress to this target and develop strategies to enable the student to achieve their targets
• Keep accurate records of student progress including attendance, homework, outcomes of assessment
• Keep relevant staff informed of issues in attainment and poor performance and steps taken to address this.

• Acting as form tutor supporting the personal, social and spiritual well-being of students
• Acting as form tutor liaising with parents, staff, other agencies where appropriate alongside the Head of Year
• Plan and deliver Year assemblies
• Delivering and contributing to the development of PSHE materials
• Monitor student attendance

General Responsibilities
Taking appropriate responsibility for one’s own health, safety and welfare and the health and safety of pupils, visitors and work colleagues in accordance with the requirements of legislation and locally -adopted policies; including taking responsibility for raising concerns with an appropriate manager.

Essential educational requirements

A clear educational philosophy
Record of continuing professional development
Graduate: Good Honours Degree

Essential qualifications

Good subject knowledge and passion for the subject
Good knowledge of pedagogy, how students learn and teaching and learning styles
Knowledge of effective assessment strategies

Essential skills and experience

Good classroom practitioner using effective behaviour management and a range of learning strategies
Excellent relationships with students and colleagues
Ability to inspire and motivate students
Ability to work effectively under pressure and meet tight deadlines
Creativity, energy and enthusiasm
Excellent records of punctuality, attendance, health
Adherences to professional code of conduct and dress
Flexibility and adaptability to change
Good IT skills
Have excellent skills in literacy and numeracy

Employee benefits

Working with us offers you the opportunity to;
• Join a positive school where effort and success is celebrated
• Engage in excellent and personalised professional development opportunities
• Have the support of a dynamic leadership team to ‘take risks’ in a supportive environment

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1291 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Waingels website (opens in a new window)
Contact email tagktg@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk

About Waingels

School location

Waingels Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG5 4RF