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The King’s School

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The King’s School
Pitt Street
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL1 2BG

Tel: 01452 337337

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Teacher of Computer Science

Gloucester

Required September 2022

Department: Senior School
Line Manager: Head of Computer Science

Role

The Headmaster is looking to appoint a high achieving graduate to teach Computer
Science within a highly successful Computer Science Department. Computer Science
is taught at KS3, GCSE, and A-level. The successful candidate will have a genuine
enthusiasm for Computer Science and be well placed to generate and sustain a high
degree of motivation and achievement in all pupils. The ability to teach a second
subject to Key Stage 3 or above is desirable. This role could be made to suit someone
looking at full-time or part-time employment (minimum of 4 days or 0.7 of a timetable).

The School

The King’s School Gloucester has a rich academic tradition dating back to its founding
in 1541. It houses the longest serving classroom in Europe and is held in high esteem
amongst the local and wider community, winning Gloucestershire Independent School
of the Year in 2020 and 2021. The School strives for excellence in all areas: the
academic results are strong with student value added being equivalent to half a grade
at GCSE; there is a wide-ranging sport provision and pupils reach national levels every
year; in Music, our links with Gloucester Cathedral, provide an ideal location for high
quality orchestral and choral music; finally, the creative arts enjoy much success with
their own dedicated design spaces.

The Department

The Computer Science Department is an energetic, supportive and collegiate
department. The advertised role will support the Head of Department, who has led
significant growth and development in recent years, including now two sets for Alevel. The post-holder will find their colleagues interested, supportive and positive
about the role and importance of Computer Science within the curriculum. Computer
Science teaching takes place in purpose-built ICT suites. Computer Science is a core
subject at KS3, with Computer Science being an option at GCSE and A level. Extracurricular activities in digital literacy, programming and cyber security are run by
members of the Common Room and there will be opportunities for a successful
candidate to contribute and develop these further.

Timetable, Induction and Training

The School operates to a ten-day timetable cycle, consisting of 60 periods.
Full-time members of staff teach 48 periods per cycle. Early Career teachers receive a reduced timetable in their first two years for training and induction.
Experienced applicants without formal teaching qualifications will be considered for this position.

The King’s School has a strong record of training and developing teachers in situ, and there areopportunities for further development at every level. King’s supports unqualified teachers in achieving Qualified Teacher Status and the Post Graduate Certificate of Education qualification whilst working at the School, and the School is fully accredited to participate in the Independent Schools Teacher Induction Panel ECT Programme, and ECTs are provided with a comprehensive induction and mentoring programme which supports them in achieving qualified teacher status (QTS).

For applicants without a teaching qualification, we are looking for a high level of subject knowledge, enthusiasm, good communication skills, patience, an empathy with young people and a desire to get involved in the extra-curricular life of the School.

Main Duties

The successful candidate would be expected to perform the following duties:

  • First class teaching throughout the School in a manner appropriate to students' ages and abilities
  • Assessing and recording students' progress in accordance with departmental and School policies
  • Promoting and teaching KS3/GCSE/A-Level through well-planned and well delivered teaching that is consistently good or outstanding over time
  • Attending and contributing to departmental meetings
  • Developing and sharing teaching and learning resources
  • Monitoring the work and progress of pupils, including those with specific learning needs
  • Maintaining professional skills through INSET and our Continuing Professional Development programme
  • Being proactive in exploring innovative ways of delivering Computer Science through the curriculum
  • Initiating and promoting links with Junior School where appropriate
  • Helping promote outreach and links with educational organisations outside of King’s
  • Promoting the awareness of relevant Career opportunities and experiences for students
  • Producing displays to create an attractive learning environment
  • Contributing to the extra-curricular life of the School through the Activities and Academic Enrichment Programme or other appropriate commitment
  • Taking part in the pastoral life of the School as a Form Tutor or Cover Tutor
  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact
  • Any other tasks or responsibilities that may reasonably be assigned by the Headmaster

Personal Profile

The successful candidate should have the following:

Essential

  • A degree related to Computer Science or experience in the field of Computer Science
  • Experience of teaching at KS3-5
  • Uses dynamic, effective teaching strategies that engage all learners
  • Experience of using programming languages eg Python, Java etc.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, numerical and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to work under pressure, plan and prioritise own workload remaining professional at all times
  • Initiative and resourcefulness; able to produce excellent teaching plans
  • Able to deliver high standards, accuracy and attention to detail, meeting all deadlines
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about subject, the School and the pupils
  • Willing to undertake further professional development

Desirable

  • Further post-graduate qualifications relating to Computer Science
  • PGCE

The Selection Process

Applications are to be made using the School’s application form, available from the School website. 

Candidates will be invited to spend a day at the School and to meet the Head and Deputy Heads as well as the members of the Computer Science department.

Candidates will be asked to teach a lesson as part of the selection process.

Salary

The King’s School offers its own salary scale, details of which can be discussed at interview. The salary will be commensurate with the significance of this role in a leading HMC School and will depend on qualifications and experience.

Benefits

  • A contributory pension through Aviva APTIS
  • Generous fees remission
  • Access to a Doctor for advice and short consultations
  • Cycle to Work Scheme / Electric Car Scheme
  • Lunches
  • Parking

Applications

Candidates should apply by completing the application form and a letter of application.

A CV is not required.

Applications should be addressed to:
The Headmaster, The King’s School, Gloucester, GL1 2BG

The King’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants
must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including: references
from previous employers, a Disclosure and Barring Service check at the enhanced level, as well as
eligibility to work in the UK (in compliance with UK immigration regulations). Interviews will be
conducted in person, and they will explore candidates’ suitability to work with children.

Applications are to be made using the School’s application form, available from the School website by clicking on Apply Now.   Applications are to be made using the School’s application form, available from the School website by clicking on Apply Now.  For additional information about the role and an application form see details to the right of this advert. 

Closing date for applications: 26th January at 12 noon, with interviews taking place on Tuesday 8th February

Hours Per Week: Part-Time or Full-Time

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