Temporary Fixed Term Teacher of Computer Science (maternity leave) Ormskirk School, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Job description

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic teacher to deliver Computer Science and ICT in this thriving, oversubscribed 11 – 18 mixed comprehensive school. The post is a temporary fixed term contract to cover maternity leave and would be suitable for experienced teachers.

This candidate will have experience of delivering ICT and Computer Science at Key Stage 3 and be able to teach a range of qualifications - GCSE Computer Science, BTEC Level 2, A level Computer Science and Level 3 BTEC ICT. They will be highly competent in their use of information technology and programming. Ormskirk School and its constituent schools have a long tradition of excellent standards within the ICT/Computing department and it is expected that the successful candidate would be committed to continuing this and developing the role that ICT plays in the wider life of the school.

Essential educational requirements

Honours degree in the subject area

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status
High Standard of literacy and numeracy

Essential skills and experience

Excellent classroom practitioner
Appropriate successful and relevant
teaching experience (PGCE or previous
Ability to teach across the range of age
and abilities
Experience of target setting and
monitoring progress against targets
Ability to analyse data effectively to
continually drive standards and pupil
Evidence of continuing professional
development to improve classroom

Employee benefits

In return we offer a rewarding environment, high profile involvement in the life of the school, on-going professional development and the opportunity of working in a thriving and ever developing department.

About Ormskirk School

Ormskirk School was formed in September 2001 as a result of the merger of Ormskirk Grammar School and Cross Hall School. The school is consistently oversubscribed with an admission number of 250. There is significant continual investment in ICT ensuring access to the latest technologies in every classroom. All pupils have access to iPads, with parents’ support the vast majority have their own device for use both in school and home. All teaching staff have personal use of a laptop and iPad. Every classroom has a projector and interactive whiteboards are available in each department. Dedicated ICT suites along with specialist hardware and software in technical and creative subject areas enable inspirational learning experiences. E-learning is viewed as an important part of the school’s drive for educational excellence. The school serves the market town of Ormskirk and its neighbour Aughton, together with the surrounding rural parishes. Latterly the school has attracted increasing numbers of students from beyond its delineated priority area, largely from the neighbouring town of Skelmersdale. The school is a truly comprehensive one and we see this as a strength. The proportion of children receiving free school meals, has doubled in the last five years. We will be committed to excellence in everything we do and, on a daily basis, our goal is “to be the best we can be.” Our overall aim is to ensure that all our students are well educated, resilient, confident, secure, respectful and of smart appearance. My personal mantra is that ‘if it isn’t good enough for our own children, then it isn’t good enough for Ormskirk School and Sixth Form College children either.’ Without exception, our expectations will be the highest, in terms of achievement, attendance, conduct, appearance and manners; we will expect all our students to live up to those expectations.

Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2AT
LA Maintained School
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