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Job Ref No. ECC4299-269 Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: MSP / USP (Fringe) + TLR1A
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 18/03/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: w/c 18th & 25th March 2019  

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In response to increasing student numbers, the Ockendon Academy are currently looking for a Subject Team Leader in Computing to start as soon as possible. We are keen to appoint someone who enjoys inspiring students through their passion, excitement and drive, with a strong desire to make a difference to student achievement and helping us to continue the new and exciting improvements being introduced by our staff under the leadership of our newly-appointed Principal. In return, the Academy will provide support through mentoring & CPD and there is opportunity of promotion through leadership for those who are looking to advance in their careers.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about education and their subject area in particular, who is looking to craft and develop an innovative curriculum and celebrate and challenge the work of the team to constantly improve the department. You should be dedicated and driven to help shape and develop students, ensuring high standards of behaviour and learning across the year group. You will be working with heads of year to identify key groups and establish their support needs. This dedication will be carried through to your teaching subject and your day to day classroom practices.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be educated to a first degree level or equivalent and hold QTS.
  • Have experience of teaching the UK curriculum, ideally to Key Stage 5 and have the ability to plan and deliver lessons to ensure excellent learning progression takes place in all areas.
  • Can assess and mark work, monitor pupils' progression and raise attainment levels.
  • Have evidence that they have supported students effectively and possess a capacity to deliver engaging lessons, which inspire and motivate pupils to challenge their own learning.
  • Have the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with students, parents and colleagues.

The Principal is happy to meet you for a pre-application visit, please contact Helen Smith at hsmith@theockendonacademy.com to make arrangements. To apply, please visit our website www.theockendonacademy.com to download the Job Description, Person Specification and Application form, or alternatively contact Denise Fowler at dfowler@theockendonacademy.com for an application pack.

You can also complete an online application form athttp://vacancies.theockendonacademy.com/jobs/subject-team-leader-computing/

The Ockendon Academy and Ockendon Studio School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

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It is with great excitement that we welcome you to explore the employment opportunities at The Ockendon Academy. You may have the opportunity to join a community that ‘Enjoys being the best it can be’. For us, being the best is neither a destination nor a moment in time, but it is a journey towards a consistent pattern of behaviour and attitudes that result in constant progress and achievement. The Ockendon Academy is known for its dedication to excellence, but more importantly, to children. We have huge ambition and aspiration for every student and our commitment to their success is combined with exceptional support. Our values are deeply rooted in a belief that all students can succeed. To achieve this, learning, rather than teaching, is at the heart of everything we do. Our staff are experts and focus on how students can be challenged and supported to achieve the very best they can academically and to help them develop the transferable skills needed to build successful futures.
The Ockendon Academy is a place of high expectations. We create a culture and ethos that facilitates success. We aim for excellence and expect our staff, students and their families to do the same. The Ockendon Academy is renowned for being a welcoming, ambitious and creative place to work and learn, where your development and wellbeing matters. If your educational philosophy chimes with ours, we would love to hear from you. If you wish to visit The Ockendon Academy, you are welcome to at any time by prior arrangement.

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All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Helen Smith
Erriff Drive, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5AY
Telephone: 01708 851661
Email: hsmith@theockendonacademy.com