This job expired on 16 June 2024

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

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ICT & Computing

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS plus £2500 R&R

Teacher of ICT and Computing (part time considered). PLUS £2500 R&R job summary

Teacher of ICT & Computing

Required for September 2024

A £2500 recruitment incentive (R&R) payment for successful candidates applying directly to RLT for this role, is payable after a qualifying period of two full terms in this role. This includes a 2-year retention period. Please see our attached information sheet for more details.

There are potential pastoral responsibilities for a suitable candidate with a TLR of £3214 pa

This is a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted 2022) with great students and ambitious, talented staff, who aim to develop students who have the belief in themselves that anything is possible. We want each one of them to aspire to be the best they can be without any limitations and it’s important to us that our teachers feel the same.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and passionate teacher of Computing & IT to join our thriving department. We are committed to providing a stimulating and engaging learning environment that fosters creativity and innovation in our students. The successful applicant will be helping to support students by delivering engaging lessons through our well-developed curriculum to KS3, GCSE and A-Level, and contributing to the continued success of our department.

Our Computing department has a strong, dedicated team with exceptional IT support, making it a popular subject among our students. We offer well-resourced facilities and numerous extracurricular opportunities to further engage and inspire our students. Recently, our Year 8 computing students won the Oxfordshire 2024 Robocon, competing against several local schools.

Gosford Hill School has a CPDL programme which is personalised to meet staff needs and offers recognised NPQ and other off-site training and development for colleagues at appropriate points in their career.

We take an evidence-informed approach to school improvement, only implementing what we feel will make the biggest difference to the lives and outcomes of our young people, being mindful of staff workload and well-being.

We are a key provider of initial teacher training in the local area, working with several local teaching schools and universities including the University of Oxford Department of Education.

We are situated at the heart of its community, on the edge of the renowned city of Oxford and at the gateway to the Cotswolds.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on Sunday 16th June 2024 however, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Interview date to be confirmed.

If you would like to have a confidential conversation with Nicola Cooke – PA to Headteacher, about the role, prior to application, then please email jobapplications@gosfordhillschool.org or telephone 01865 374971.

Gosford Hill School is situated in Kidlington, on the north western edge of Oxford near to the new Oxford Parkway Station (a 50 minute journey from London). We are also fortunate to be at the gateway to the rural Cotswolds. Our school is part of the River Learning Trust; our collective vision is to be a Trust where pupils and staff thrive in schools which demonstrate:

all-round education, academic success, lifelong learning and strength of character

sustainable continuous improvement; no school standing still

all schools being good and outstanding, or improving rapidly

collaboration that is raising standards, and reducing workload

where pupils, staff, parents and communities value all we do to support the best possible outcomes and experiences for our children and young people

Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.

OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.

OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.

OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.

Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.

This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.

The River Learning Trust and Gosford Hill School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered

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 Gosford Hill School

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

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