Teacher of ICT & Computer Science Swavesey Village College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Job description

Are you passionate about teaching ICT & Computing and making a difference to young people’s lives? Looking for an “Outstanding” innovative and forward thinking school which genuinely challenges, develops and invests in you? Then come and meet us at Swavesey Village College

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding newly qualified or experienced teacher to join our successful school and teach ICT & Computing from Easter or September 2020. Computer Science and Creative iMedia are very popular subjects in our school, and there is strong uptake at GCSE. This is an exciting position for a dynamic and hardworking individual to contribute to the outstanding education provided to all our students and contribute to their excellent achievement. We are an Ofsted Outstanding rated school with our own Teaching School status.

The successful candidate must be able to teach GCSE Computer Science and Cambridge Nationals Creative iMedia. Staff are friendly and supportive, and committed to ensuring all students achieve their potential. The successful candidate should be an outstanding teacher.
You will be working in close partnership with colleagues from the Design and Enterprise team to deliver innovative and inspiring lessons presently across KS3, with the opportunity for KS4 in September. The department moved into a new building in 2015 which benefits from a large workshop area, CAD/CAM equipment, 3D laser cutter, ICT suites, engineering area, and a graphics/teaching room. We pride ourselves on delivering exciting and interesting projects which are then displayed in our successful summer exhibition.
Swavesey Village College enjoys a considerable local and national reputation for academic excellence and innovation. This reflects:

• A philosophy of 100% achievement and inclusion;
• A commitment to extending the boundaries of learning enabling all young people to become well-rounded individuals;
• A purposeful and caring learning environment, where every individual is known, valued and supported;
• Well-motivated and engaged students;
• Ambitious, dedicated and professional staff - teaching and support staff;
• A commitment to leadership, innovation, staff progression and partnership working, as part of our Teaching School status and within our family of schools (CMAT).

Swavesey is committed to developing the talents and potential of all our staff. We have a very supportive induction and CPD programme for new staff and NQTs, and can provide many development opportunities within our Teaching School Alliance (www.camteach.org.uk).
For the right NQT this includes:
• a reduced timetable for the first year, with three additional non-contact hours per week
• a well-structured and high quality NQT induction year including:
o timetabled mentor meetings
o regular calendared NQT team meetings
o access to our exceptional Teaching School CPD programme
• support for staff who wish to pursue a Masters in Education in their second year with us.

NQTs will also be offered the opportunity to do paid work in July in order to ensure they have the most positive start to their career.

Experienced teachers can also look forward to a high quality induction package and a wide range of CPD opportunities offered by our Teaching School status and promotion opportunities within the wider family of CMAT schools.

Swavesey is a village community school located close to Cambridge with excellent transport links to Cambridge and the pretty market town of St Ives, however, we have a considerable local and national reputation for academic excellence and innovation as part of our Academy Trust – CMAT and as a Teaching School - CTSN.
Please view the professional development and staff services attachment to get a full breakdown on what makes Swavesey Village College such a special place to work.

If you require any additional information please contact Claire Newman – Recruitment & HR Officer on cnewman@swaveseyvc.co.uk.

To apply for this vacancy, https://www.tes.com/jobs/vacancy/teacher-of-ict-and-amp-computing-cambridgeshire-1294011
Applications by 9.00am on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

Please note we reserve the right to bring forward the closing date, depending on application numbers. Therefore, we would urge candidates to submit their application as soon as possible.

The post holder will have a shared responsibility for the safe guarding of all children and young people. The post holder also has an implicit duty to promote the welfare of all children and young people.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the DBS.

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About Swavesey Village College

Address
Gibraltar Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB24 4RS
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Swavesey Village College website (opens in a new window)