Twyford CofE High School
Head of Computing
Salary: Main Professional Grade (MPS/UPS) + TLR 2c (£7,017pa)
Closing Date: 25 January 2022, 12.00pm
Interview date: TBC - Week commencing 31st January 2022
We are looking for a Head of Computing in a school which offers excellent opportunities for professional development.
Twyford Church of England High School, an Ofsted outstanding school with a thriving Sixth Form, is one of four Twyford Trust schools, and the new post-holder will be joining us at a time of growth. The organisation therefore offers good promotion prospects for motivated and energetic teachers who support the ethos of our schools.
This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative teacher and curriculum planner who is looking to take on a role within departmental leadership. The successful candidate will have responsibility for leading the department in planning and delivering the curriculum, and for monitoring the progress of students. The new post-holder will ensure that the quality of teaching and learning in the department is consistently high, and will support the development of a culture of sharing good practice. S/He will also support the SLT link in the programme of lesson observations. Additionally, they will be responsible for the delivery of a rich wider learning offer in computing – the role will also focus on creating a high quality extended school provision. The successful candidate will take responsibility for developing Industry links and ensuring high quality IAG within this field.
The Computing Department comprises three staff, including the Head of Department. Students receive one hour per week of Computing teaching in Years 7 and 8, which moves up to three hours per fortnight in Year 9 where students can choose to study either Computer Science or ICT. In Key Stage 4 students have the option to choose Computer Science GCSE or the Cambridge Nationals ICT course. Twyford also has a well-developed A Level Computer Science curriculum. Students learn to program in Python at GCSE and Java at A Level. The new post-holder will lead a small but experienced team, and a key part of the role will be to develop engaging extra-curricular opportunities and increase uptake of the Computer Science GCSE and A Level.
The post-holder will have an unrivalled opportunity to promote and sustain academic excellence within a comprehensive context at an exciting time at the Twyford Trust. The Trust has recently opened a new secondary school – Ada Lovelace CE High School - which has a Computer Science specialism, and there will be opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues at the other Trust schools to further develop the subject.
For more information about the school please visit the Twyford Trust and Twyford C of E High School websites.
The successful candidate will have:
- A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status
- The ability to teach Computer Science to A Level (including programming)
- Proven record of outstanding results
- Outstanding skills as a classroom teacher and as a tutor
- Knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum
- Knowledge of the processes and techniques required to assess, record and report students’ learning effectively
- An excellent record of developmental work in current role
- Some experience of managing or implementing curriculum systems and initiatives
- Some experience of managing others / managing change
- Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement
- Energy and enthusiasm
- A commitment to the ethos of the school
- Exceptional professional development and career progression
- Positive working relationships at all levels
- A supportive and lively Leadership Team
The Twyford Trust
The Twyford Trust was established in October 2011 to enable an existing School, Twyford CE High School, to build on its successes and look outward to the large number of parents who were eager to become part of its community. The Twyford Trust aims to deliver outstanding education in a comprehensive school setting, and embraces the Twyford School motto ‘Life in all its fullness’, encouraging students to use their individual gifts wisely and well. Supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS), the Trust is the overarching organisation which provides support for all Trust schools – the Trust comprises four schools in the London Borough of Ealing. The Trust has a highly evolved common curriculum which has been devised by staff within the 4 schools. The Trust is also the hub of a teaching school alliance and prides itself on the standards of peer-led CPD within a dynamic culture of self-improvement.
Twyford CE High School, Acton
Twyford CE High School was set up by the LDBS in 1981. The school has an excellent reputation and is rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted (May 2012) and SIAMS (April 2017). It has developed specialisms in Music and Modern Foreign Languages, as well as a large and highly successful Sixth Form in which Maths, Maths and Computing are the largest areas. Since its inception the school has grown considerably and now admits around 975 students aged 11 to 16, and an additional 500 students to the Sixth Form.
Applications must be submitted to Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They should be emailed to recruitment@twyford
The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. For more information about the DBS please see https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check
You will also be expected to sign and adhere to the school’s SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE and SAFE WORKING PRACTICE AGREEMENT which is available as a download on the school website Vacancies page.