Required from: September 2019 or earlier
Contract term: Permanent
Hours: Full time
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Wimbledon High School has a burgeoning reputation as a digital leader in learning and innovation, where the discipline of Computer Science is growing rapidly. To ensure the continued and exciting development of our Computer Science Department we have an opportunity for an experienced Computer Science practitioner to play a pivotal role at the School.
As Head of Computer Science, you will implement a vision and strategy to ensure the Computer Science Department is a leading Science department; one that is innovative, successful and ambitious in inspiring girls to love the subject and provide them with the skills to become confident and imaginative creators of technology and meet the digital needs of tomorrow. The focus will be from Year 4 upwards so, including the Juniors to Seniors.
Leading by example, you will inspire teachers in the Computer Science Department to ensure that each teacher is working effectively to deliver a high quality and appropriate academic experience (both curricular and extra-curricular) to all students in a safe, well-supported, well-resourced and well-looked after environment.
You will need strong leadership skills with experience as a subject teacher covering KS3-5; (experience of teaching children in upper KS2 would also be desirable). If you can promote excellence in teaching and learning in Computer Science and lead and build confidence and excitement in digital technology and the empowering possibilities of the science of computing we would be delighted to hear from you.
Computer Science at Wimbledon High School:
The Computer Science department has evolved substantially in recent years, making the transition from ICT. We are continually reviewing the curriculum and developing new opportunities to insert advancements in fields such as augmented reality and machine learning in lessons and the girls and staff are always open to digital experimentation.
The teaching facilities include a well-resourced computer room and the shared use of a graphics room, equipped with 3D printers, a 360o camera, class sets of VR headsets and iPads, inter alia, and the cross-disciplinary STEAM laboratory.
About the School:
One of London’s top day schools, Wimbledon High School is a highly academic school for girls aged 4 to 18, located in the heart of Wimbledon, less than 20 minutes from central London. Our motivated students are challenged to believe in themselves within a stimulating environment and there is a ‘can-do’ attitude throughout the school, with girls involved in all sorts of clubs and activities.
As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:
• Competitive salaries and pay progression
• Access to extensive professional development opportunities
• Training grants for qualifications
• Generous pension schemes
• Free life assurance benefit
• A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
• Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
• A Cycle to Work scheme
• Competitive terms and conditions of employment
For further details and an application form please click the apply button.
Closing date: 9am Monday 25 February 2019
Interviews: Tuesday 5 March 2019
The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.
Wimbledon High School, part of the Girls’ Day School Trust, 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 checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.