We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated, and innovative Teacher of Computing to join our Computing Faculty at Howard of Effingham School from 1 September 2024.
We are looking for an inspirational teacher with the ability to create a nurturing learning environment, a commitment to ‘Bringing out the Best’ in every student, and a genuine passion for their subject. The ability to teach to A level is desirable but not essential.
Teaching and Learning is at the heart of everything we do at the Howard. The Howard is a place where you really do have the space to teach, and we encourage colleagues to try new things, take risks, and have fun in the classroom. Our teachers are encouraged to be themselves whilst reflecting on the latest developments in pedagogy and how they can be applied. Central to our ethos are the positive relationships and personalised approach which we take with all our students.
In Year 7 – 9 students have discrete computing lessons studying a range of projects from online safety, computational thinking and programming in Python. Students can opt totake Computer Science at GCSE and A Level. We follow OCR exam board at GCSE and A Level.We base our teaching on sound pedagogy, and we are using PRIMM across all year groups to improve the understanding of algorithms and computational thinking. We havebuilt a strong Key stage 3 curriculum in Computer Science and this has enabled the subject to attract students who are seeking careers in STEM related subjects for GCSE and ALevel. GCSE Computer Science is a popular choice, often with two GCSE classes timetabled. Given their success and enjoyment of our Computer Science course, a high proportion of students leaving our Sixth Form with Computer Science go onto prestigious Universities including Oxbridge.
In recent years the department has built links with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, working with them and participating in a range of research projects. We have a strong extra-curricular program including links with Brooklands Museum, STEM ambassadors, The University of Surrey and AWS. The department is well resourced in terms of IWB, projectors and visualizers, specialist reference books for staff and students and class textbooks. Microsoft Teams is used across the department, with a range of online learning tools. There is a culture of sharing ideas, resources and collaborating on any challenges which arise.
As a Howard teacher, you will be fully supported both within the faculty and by the senior leadership team. Our outstanding staff and students make us a great place to work, and you will find plenty of opportunities to socialise and get to know your new colleagues. When you join us, you will gain access to our extensive CPD programme and be well supported in achieving a realistic work/life balance.
Being part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) will provide you with a wealth of opportunities, including excellent career progression routes. Regardless of your experience or level of responsibility, you will find a range of exciting opportunities to ensure that you can constantly develop and progress.
THPT value their staff highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes, membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme, and access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Education Support. PPA time at THPT Schools is 10%. THPT schools also offer all teachers an additional commuted INSET day in the Autumn Term to support staff wellbeing.
All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.
The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.
All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.
Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.
Howard of Effingham 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.