Head of Computer Science/ICT and Business
Required September 2023
MPS/UPS + TLR 2b (£5,021)
We are a Multi Academy Trust comprising of six secondary schools and one primary school with over 750 employees and over 5,500 students, based in Dudley, West Midlands.
Kinver High School is seeking to appoint an inspirational and ambitious Head of Computer Science / ICT and Business (following the internal promotion of the existing HoD) to join our ‘warm and welcoming school’ where ‘pupils behave well in lessons’ and ‘are polite and courteous’ (Ofsted Dec 21).
The ideal candidate will share our student-centered values and be an engaging and proactive teacher with a passion for lifelong learning. You must firmly believe and be driven to ensure that every student, regardless of starting point, can achieve success, enjoy school, and be engaged with wider school life, to become the best that they can be.
Within the Enterprise Department at KS3 we currently offer ICT and have recently introduced Computer Science in Year 9. At KS4, we offer I-Media, GCSE Business and our first GCSE Computer Science cohort are due to commence in September 2023. At A-Level, we also offer Business, ICT, Computer Science, and BTEC Business. Both Business and Computer Science are becoming increasingly popular subjects and are well -liked and supported by our parents and carers. The ideal candidate will be a Computer Science / ICT specialist and have the expertise and desire to work with our Trust Director for Computing and existing Business Studies teacher to further develop the department and implement the KS3 Computing curriculum.
The department is well resourced. Business is taught in our new Upper School Block and has its own suite of computers. Computing/ICT is taught in one of our 4 computer rooms, and as a school we also have 2 sets of bookable laptops and I-Pads.
We are a highly successful and increasingly popular oversubscribed 11-18 comprehensive school of 670 students, situated in the picturesque village location of Kinver on the western fringe of the West Midlands. We consistently achieve above national outcomes at KS4 (P8+0.48) and currently have an ALPs score of a 2.
The school has undergone rapid growth in recent years due to its popularity, moving form a 4-form entry in Year 7 to 6-form entry. The school operates its own designated school coach transport service, which means that our intake spans 5 local authorities and our parents and students choose to come to us, making Kinver the non-selective ‘selective’ school.
We are sure that once you visit us and meet our students, you’ll find that we are the school for you and your career journey, our CPD through school and in partnership with Invictus is exemplary.
We want the very best teachers for our students and look forward finding out if you are that person. We would strongly encourage you to get in touch and arrange a visit.
Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023 9am
We reserve the right to close the job advert if we receive significant applications
Interviews: w/c 22nd May 2023
In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, as a part of our recruitment process we will carry out an online search on shortlisted candidates to identify any comment, image or other content that could cause reputational damage to the trust and/or give rise to a safeguarding concern. If we discover anything during our searches this will be passed onto the recruitment manager and discussed during interview
We are deeply committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and expect all Staff and Volunteers to share this commitment. All necessary Safeguarding checks will be undertaken which must have satisfactory outcomes, otherwise the conditional job offer may be withdrawn. Details of the checks that will be undertake can be found at: Keeping Children Safe in Education, 2022
This role has been assessed as working in regulated activity and is subject to an Enhanced DBS plus Children’s Barred List Check
It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website
Positions at the school are exempt under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to a post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). DBS Filtering guidance can be found on the GOV.UK website
As a Trust we are committed to ensuring that throughout our recruitment and selection process, no applicant will be disadvantaged or discriminated against because of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010