Teacher of IT and Computing – DUNRAVEN SECONDARY PHASE
Pay Scale: Inner London - Required for April 2024
We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful Teacher to join our thriving, oversubscribed and outstanding all-through school. Successful candidates will be required to teach IT and Computing to KS3 and KS4. The school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the governors wish to appoint candidates of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful multi-ethnic coeducational school.
DUNRAVEN SCHOOL OVERVIEW
Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us. For example:
- In February 2011 we were designated as both a National Support School and a Leading Edge School.
- In 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established.
- In September 2018, our Multi Academy Trust was formally set up with the integration of Van Gogh Primary, followed by Goldfinch Primary school in January 2019.
If you are successful in your application, you will share in the leadership and management of a staff who are hardworking, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students. We offer:
- a high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (SSAT, Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
- clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
- a supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
- excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
- a culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.
The IT and Computing Department
These are exciting times for the ICT Department. Building on our results over the last decade we have restructured our curriculum at all key stages to reflect the need for Computer Science as well as giving students the critical ICT skills needed for any workplace. The staffing for ICT currently consists of a Faculty Lead, a Computing Postholder and one teacher, with some additional teaching from the Design Technology Department.
There are about 600 computers connected to the network, with 7 specialist ICT suites, a Sixth Form Learn Centre with 50 computers and five other areas served by trolleys of wireless laptops. All are on a single network, currently running RM Community Connect 4. Optic fibre links the two sites. Every classroom in the school has a desktop computer and an interactive whiteboard. This is planned to be updated in the next two years.
ICT is taught as a discrete subject to all students in Years 7-11. ICT and Computing skills are taught to Years 10-11 for 1 period a week. Computing and Applied ICT courses are taken in the Sixth Form at A level. More recently we have introduced GCSE Computer Science at KS4 with students showing a keen interest in the subject.
As a department we have developed an online curriculum, and all the ICT teaching materials are made available to students to access outside of class. We also aim to mark most work online.
The broader ICT curriculum
We recognise the need to encourage students and staff to develop their ICT expertise.
We run both clubs and extra classes for students outside lessons. We aim to open computer rooms as part of the enrichments programme. ICT staff are often busy supporting KS4 students with ICT coursework after school, but we also wish to develop a range of extension classes to develop students' knowledge further in specialist software.
We run community projects within our primary schools and are seeking further ways of helping parents to access ICT.
Teacher of IT and Computing
Responsible To: Director of Learning – IT and Computing
Gross Salary: Inner London Pay Scale
Contract type: Full time
To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher/ Form Tutor
To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.
To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.
To share and support the school’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.
Dunraven School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.