Head of Computing (Permanent)
Required for September 2022
MPS/UPS + TLR 2B
This is an exceptional opportunity to lead our Computing department. We have a strong take up of Computer Science at GCSE and are keen to equip our students with the computing skills needed for their futures. This is a post for a real enthusiast who holds very high expectations of what the role of computing should be in students' lives.
We are an ambitious school and we believe that every child can succeed. If you are a great classroom teacher, a self-reflective practitioner, a highly effective communicator and have ambition to develop your career, then please apply to join us in creating an ‘ethic of excellence’ for all our students.
Blatchington Mill is a ‘Good’ school, with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and safety. We achieve positive value-added in our exam results, stretch our most able, and support our most vulnerable. We innovate in the classroom, placing huge value on teacher-led action research and professional development. We work in partnership with schools locally and nationally and believe in collaboration and school-led improvement. We are also a designated Stonewall Training School.
Our recent Ofsted report stated that:
‘Pupils are proud to be members of the “Blatch family”. They are polite, friendly and welcoming of visitors. They feel safe and know who to turn to if they have a concern for themselves or for someone else.’
‘The governing body…actively support the school’s ethos of inclusivity and diversity.’
‘Pupils enjoy their lessons.’ ‘...teachers know their pupils well.’
‘Leaders have designed a curriculum that is rich and challenging for all.’
‘Teachers have strong subject knowledge, and this is evidenced through their strong exposition in the classroom.’
‘The curriculum includes a focus on enrichment and extra-curricular activities to inspire and enthuse pupils.’ ‘Pupils appreciate the many opportunities to develop their interests and talents.’
‘Leaders, staff and pupils create a positive environment in which bullying is not tolerated.’ ‘Behaviour is well managed.’
‘Leaders ensure that there is a strong culture of safeguarding at the school.’
‘Leaders share an aspiring vision for ensuring that all pupils experience a high-quality education. This is demonstrated through strong shared values, policies and practice.’
‘Staff say that leaders are supportive and mindful of their well-being.’
If you would like to join us, and feel you could thrive in a collegiate and positive atmosphere then please read the accompanying person specification and job description and consider if you possess:
- A track record of positive impact upon student outcomes
- Knowledge and experience of teaching Computing
- The ability to lead and manage others to success
- Creativity, enthusiasm, and resilience
- High expectations of all students
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
If you are interested in applying for this role please complete and return an application form before the closing date (CVs alone cannot be considered).
Closing date: Monday, 23rd May 2022 – 12.00 noon
Interview date: week commencing 23rd May 2022
Please return your completed application form to Amanda Brasington, PA to Headteacher, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The school reserves the right to interview suitable candidates in advance of interview dates where appropriate. Applications will be considered as soon as they are received, with a view to an early interview.
Blatchington Mill School is committed to safeguarding our students; we expect all staff and volunteers to support this commitment. Criminal record checks will be carried out and a full, enhanced DBS clearance is required for all positions.
Applications are encouraged from black and ethnic minority candidates, as these groups are under-represented on the school's staff.
(Race Relations Act sections 35-38 apply).