Head of Computer Science (3-4 days)

St John's School, Billericay, Billericay
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Job Ref No. ECC0-81S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: Main Scale plus Head of Dept addition
Position Start Date: 10/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 03/05/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Week commencing 7th May  

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Head of Computer Science (3 - 4 days)

St John's is a co-educational Independent School for pupils aged between 2 and 16 years.  We are proud of our educational provision and offer you the opportunity to join our successful school as a part-time teacher working with our small classes.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, adaptable and engaging part-time Head of Computer Science in our Senior School. The department has achieved excellent GCSE results, and the school currently follows the OCR GCSE Computer Science Syllabus. The ideal candidate will be required to teach Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 Computer Science. The ideal candidate will also need to have a flexible approach and the willingness and the ability to teach Key Stage 2 Computing if required.

Computer Science is an option subject at KS4 with existing GCSE groups and an incoming group from year 9. We are looking for a candidate who can ensure that our pupils continue to progress and enjoy their studies.

The ­­­­­­Computing Department is a friendly, supportive and successful team who bring enthusiasm to the delivery of the subject. Computing is taught in the school from year 1 through to year 11. The right candidate will have the ambition and desire to play a significant role in the further development of the department.

What we are looking for:

  • An experienced and qualified teacher with an excellent subject knowledge, holding QTS and a relevant undergraduate degree to deliver Computer Science at KS3 and KS4.
  • A person with strong programming and IT technical skills, who has an inquisitive mind and the ability to present the curriculum in a dynamic way.
  • A committed practitioner who wants to attain the highest standards in teaching and learning and who expects excellence from students.
  • A collaborative and motivated individual who will teach the subject though a variety of innovative approaches including curriculum design, teaching strategies and the use of technology.
  • A strong team player who forms excellent relationships with staff, parents and students.
  • An interest in developing the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

We offer:

  • The chance to be part of a supportive and friendly team. ­­­­­
  • Friendly working environment where staff are valued.
  • Opportunities to access CPD to develop your role further.
  • Our school terms are shorter than those of maintained schools.
  • Onsite parking.
  • A school lunch is provided.

This is a part time position, and subject to the completion of a successful initial probationary year, will lead to a permanent position.

For further information about the role, please contact Nigel Johnson, Head of Computing, by email n.johnson@stjohnsschool.net

If you wish to apply for the role, please complete our application form which can be found on the St John's School website: www.stjohnsschool.net.

We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the job advert in advance of the deadline if we find the suitable candidate.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. 

Closing date: Friday 3rd May at noon.

Interviews: Week beginning the Tuesday 7th May.

Start date: September 2024 (subject to completion of all safer recruitment checks and completion of safeguarding training).

Important Safeguarding Information 

We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment.  To ensure this, our recruitment and selection policy follows both local and national guidance. 

All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, satisfactory online searches, and an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.  

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted. Please complete an electronic application form. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address. Please note that we will write to the Headteacher for all education references. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

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

Jo Price
St John's School
47-49, Stock Road, Billericay
Essex, CM12 0AR
Telephone: 01277 623070
Email: office@stjohnsschool.net

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