Teacher of ICT / Computing

Sandwell Academy, West Bromwich, West Midlands, B71 4LG

This job expired on 11 July 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    11 July 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    29 June 2022

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Teacher of ICT / Computing job summary

Sandwell Academy is one of the top performing schools in the Sandwell region. The Academy is annually over-subscribed and a hugely popular destination for students. We have been ranked Outstanding by Ofsted three times in a row due to the dedication and team spirit of all members for the Academy and the culture of celebrating success. Due to continued growth we are now seeking a Teacher of Computer Science and ICT to join our team from September 2022. This post would suit a teacher at any stage of their career and offers an exciting opportunity for ambitious and hardworking professionals to launch or develop their career with outstanding professional support within a dynamic team of staff. The successful candidate must be able to teach at both KS4 and KS5. The Department Computer Science/ ICT is one of the most successful and popular subjects at the Academy. The department core aim is to provide a curriculum that is rich and varied, with exciting contexts and first rate resources. We aim to provide a learning experience with the best opportunities for success at every level. Computer Science/ ICT is taught as a discrete subject to all years at Sandwell Academy. It is also a core component of all other subjects through the extensive use of interactive whiteboards and IT in many classroom. Computing is taught primarily in Key Stage 3 but significant elements of this are also taught in the courses offered at both a Key Stage 4 and 5. At Post 16, roughly 40% of the Sixth Form choose an ICT course and many go onto to study it further at University. The team has state of the art facilities with three large suites of Dell PCs and interactive whiteboards running the standard Microsoft and Adobe packages, together with numerous subject specialist packages. This is an exciting opportunity to join an expanding team. As a prospective teacher in this department you will be joining a creative and dynamic team committed to providing the best Computer Science and ICT experience for all students at the Academy. Ideally you will be well versed in all the latest software packages, especially Python and Adobe Macromedia. Salary & Benefits Salaries are competitive and above national pay scales. Successful candidates are also eligible for performance related pay linked to Academy policy in addition to their salary. You will enjoy working in state of the art facilities, with a calm positive and respectful environment. You will be given 80% teaching commitment, allowing you time to develop excellent lessons. Up to 10 days per year are also allocated for professional development. We also offer a cycle to work scheme, shopping discounts and use of a state of the art fitness suite. If you are keen to work in a successful and growing Academy, which encourages staff to aim high in their own careers, this could be a great opportunity for you. For more information, and to request an application pack including job description and person specification, please contact Paul Hunt at Hays Education on M: 07921583731 E: sandwellacademy@hays.com Closing date: midday on Monday 11th July 2022. * We reserve the right to close this vacancy sooner if necessary. Candidates are encouraged to return their application as soon as possible. Please also see our recruitment site for more information about working at Sandwell Academy: https://webmicrosites.hays.co.uk/web/sandwell-academy/ Sandwell Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children so you will need to take an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. We are committed to promoting Equal Opportunities and therefore only applications submitted on the Academy’s application form will be considered.
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About Sandwell Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
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School size
1362 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Sandwell Academy opened in 2006 and now educates over 1,200 students, recruiting 200 students each year into Year 7 and a Sixth Form of 350 students. Sandwell Academy is part of the Thomas Telford Multi Academy Trust (TTMAT), established in September 2017. The MAT currently consists of three secondary schools; Madeley Academy, Sandwell Academy and Walsall Academy. Sandwell Academy works closely with the schools within the MAT and Thomas Telford School.

Sandwell Academy is proud of its achievements, and is a school where students receive praise, support and challenge. We are relentless in our pursuit of high standards and excellent teaching. Students benefit from state of the art facilities and modern equipment in all areas, especially in Sport, Business and ICT.

In November 2011, January 2014 and again in May 2017 Ofsted graded the Academy as Outstanding. Students benefit from a broad curriculum, a flourishing extra-curricular programme, a safe and caring environment with high levels of pastoral support and an emphasis on traditional values of good behaviour, mutual respect and excellent attendance.

We expect great things from our students and a strong work ethic and motivation to succeed are vital. Teachers and parents are required to work together in partnership to ensure children make excellent progress.

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