Associate Leader for Computer Science & Digital Learning

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Associate Leader for Computer Science & Digital Learning

The Portsmouth Academy
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Contract Type
Full Time
£52,160 - £57,556 per year
Start Date
1st January 2023
24th August 2022 11:59 PM
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Start Date
1st January 2023
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1257415

Associate Leader for Computer Science & Digital Learning

Salary: TSAT Leadership Scale (L9-L13) - £52,160 - £57,556

Start date: January 2023

Contract: Full time, Permanent

Closing Date: Sunday 4th September 2022

Interview Date: TBC

We have an exciting vacancy for an Associate Leader for Computer Science & Digital Learning to join us at The Portsmouth Academy.

As Associate Leader you will lead on the quality of provision in the computing curriculum and for continuous improvement of the school’s digital learning offer. You will support the academy to continue to have a high profile around the transformative impact of teaching with technology and its potential to accelerate students’ learning; and reduce workload for teachers.

The Associate Leader will share responsibility for senior leadership and management for the Academy ensuring continual improvement and high quality, engaging and fulfilling cognitive education for all students that leads to excellent outcomes.

 Our School

The Portsmouth Academy is on a journey to becoming a “Microsoft Showcase School” due to our approach to digital learning. The academy has launched a one:one device policy, so every child in Year 7 has their own laptop. We are already seeing the benefits of digital learning such as our students developing their digital skills and truly making learning last. If you have a passion for digital learning then we would love to talk to you about our Principal role and how you can help lead us on our journey to being a Microsoft Showcase School.

We will also be opening a specialist resource provision within the school which will have 48 places for young people with learning and cognition challenges. This will be an all through provision and students will join us in year 5 from our trust schools meaning they will be with The Portsmouth Academy for 7 years allowing us to truly transform their life chances.

Your new role

For a full list of roles, responsibilities and the person specification please view the attached job description.

  • Have experience of creating a productive learning environment which is engaging and fulfilling for students and staff;
  • Have strong leadership skills; able to inspire others and collaborate effectively for improvement;
  • Ensure that students achieve in the subject of Computing and that digital learning across the schools helps to improve engagement and progress.
  • Design and implement a well-sequenced computing/IT curriculum for KS3 and KS4 which includes skills such as coding, digital creation and working with emerging technologies; and which leads to good uptake of the subject(s) at KS4 and good achievement;
  • Provide additional IT based qualifications for students that allow them to leave the academy ‘future ready’;
  • Promote the use of new and existing technologies through incorporating them into lessons for students; demonstrating advanced professional practice in this area and contributing to whole-school digital development through actively sharing/modelling and promoting the benefits of teaching with technology;

Our Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

Think about their Thinking

  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

What our Trust will offer you:

  • Revised competitive pay scales to retain and reward excellent staff
  • The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Regular opportunities to meet and share best practice with the relevant year group teachers of the other secondary schools within our trust
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early Career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Chartered Teacher
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Free parking in our staff carpark


Safeguarding Statement:

The Portsmouth Academy 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.
The Portsmouth Academy

The Portsmouth Academy

Part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust