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Teacher of Computer Science

  • Location

    Hertfordshire

  • Sector:

    Senior Schools

  • Salary:

    £25k - 50k per year

  • Contact:

    Jessamine Green

  • Email:

    jessamine.green@harrishill.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    020 7587 5153

  • Job ref:

    HQ00038703

  • Published:

    9 days ago

  • Duration:

    Permanent

  • Closing date:

    2019-02-07

  • Startdate:

    2019-09-02

  • Consultant:

    Jess Green

The Role

Harris Hill are delighted to be recruiting for a teacher of Computer Science to begin at an excellent school in Hertfordshire. This is an opportunity not to be missed for experienced teacher or NQT to join an exciting department within an excellent school.

The vacancy arises due to the expansion of the Department. The successful candidate will be a well qualified graduate with excellent subject knowledge and strong programming skills, able to teach Computer Science to A Level (and help prepare students for Oxbridge entry). The ability to also teach Mathematics to at least KS3 level will be an advantage. This post is suitable for already-excellent classroom practitioners looking to broaden their experience or for new entrants to the profession. The starting date is 1 September 2019.

THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT 
The Department is the newest in the School, having been formed in September 2016. The subject is compulsory in the Lower School (Years 7 and 8), with all boys studying Computer Science after a term of IT Induction. Computer Science is an optional subject in Third Form (Year 9): 94 boys chose it in 2018/19. We follow the Cambridge IGCSE Computer Science curriculum in KS4 and, in its first school wide offering in 2018/19, 30 boys chose the subject. There is currently a small group of 12 boys who were fast-tracked onto the GCSE and will take the first exams for the School in 2019. We will run the A Level in Computer Science for the first time starting in 2019/20, for which we expect a small cohort mainly made up of some of these boys. 
 
The Department is forward-looking and has curriculum and professional development high on its agenda. It is very supportive of all staff; strengths and interests are developed and used, and innovations encouraged.

TEACHER OF COMPUTER SCIENCE 
Essential Qualities
An excellent classroom practitioner (or with the potential to become one) with a genuine passion for Computer Science, able to lead by example and inspire pupils across the whole age range.
A good degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a closely-related discipline.
Excellent subject knowledge including strong programming skills.
Commitment to achieving the highest academic standards and ensuring all pupils reach their full potential.
Desire to stretch the ablest pupils through extension lessons and support the less scientifically gifted through clinics and revision lessons.
Willingness to work both independently and as part of a friendly and supportive team.
Outgoing and positive in personality with a 'can-do' mindset and the enthusiasm and gravitas to be an outstanding ambassador for the School.
Approachable and measured in manner with the ability to set high standards in the classroom whilst forming strong working relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents.
Willingness to consider and reflect on teaching methods.
Commitment to continuing professional development.
Organisation, discretion, resilience, flexibility and attention to detail.
Excellent skills in oral and written communication.
Willingness to contribute to the School's extensive co-curricular programme.
Confident proficiency with using Microsoft Office, especially Outlook, Word and Excel. Training will be provided on the School's Management Information System and VLE.

Desirable Qualities
Post-graduate academic and/or teaching qualifications (e.g. PGCE).
A successful track record of A Level and GCSE teaching.
The ability to teach Mathematics to at least KS3.

FURTHER INFORMATION

The vacancy is for a full-time teacher. The School has its own salary structure based on, but substantially above, national scales and a wide range of opportunities for advancement beyond the basic incremental spine. The School provides statutory induction for NQTs and will assist graduate entrants to the profession to gain QT status.

- A relocation package including a mortgage subsidy scheme and/or short-term single bed-sit accommodation may be available in appropriate cases. 
- Full-time staff receive a remission of two-thirds of school fees for children educated at the School. This provision is subject to the availability of places and to the satisfying of the School's usual entry criteria. 
- The successful candidate will be expected to join the contributory pension scheme operated by the Teachers' Pension Agency, if not already a member.

The close date for applications is Monday 21st January but early applications are strongly encouraged. Please submit your CV via the jobs page or email jess.green@harrishill.co.uk for further information

Harris Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all partners to share this commitment.