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Curriculum Leader - Computer Science (MPS/UPS Outer London +TLR 2b (£5,458)

Salary:  Main pay scale/Upper Pay Scale (Outer London) + TLR2b (£5.458)
Tenure:  Permanent
Hours: 40 Hours
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Friday 23 February 2024
Assessment Day:  To be confirmed
Reference:  DT-001-2324

The Kingston Academy seeks an ambitious and experienced Curriculum Lead in Computer Science with a strong command of their subject.

The Kingston Academy is a new outstanding Secondary School in North Kingston, which opened for the first time in September 2015 with a cohort of Year 7 pupils. The school has grown annually by an additional year group until reaching capacity in 2021, with a full cohort of sixth form students. TKA has received a substantial capital grant for the refurbishment of the existing educational facilities and for additional new modern buildings which we have now taken possession of. Our mission is to provide a world-class education for all the young people within our community to ensure that every pupil is safe, happy and succeeds.

We invite applications from candidates with the following attributes for this role:

        •   Passionate about their subject and skilled at teaching Computing Science at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. A keenness to shape and deliver a coherent, high quality Computer Science curriculum (Digital Literacy at KS3);
        •   Willingness to develop and improve teaching and learning resources and professional development to support the delivery of excellent Computer Science;
        •   A strong classroom practitioner, with the ability to engage pupils;
        •   A proven track record of achieving strong results in relation to both the GCSE Computer Science programme and A level Computer Science
        •   Flexible and committed to engage in the wider curriculum through our Going Beyond and enrichment activities.

Interview Procedure

Our selection procedure will aim to identify with rigour whether the candidate fulfills the requirements of the post and will include the consideration of the candidate’s suitability to work with children and young people.  The process will include:

  • Teaching an observed lesson to a full class of pupils;
  • Meeting with a panel of our pupils for informal question and answer session;
  • Interview/presentation with Head of School and Senior Staff.

More details on the person specification are provided in the application pack.

Early applications are welcome, and we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date if we find a suitable candidate.

Closing Date: Noon, Friday 23rd February 2024

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Equal Opportunities

The Kingston Academy is an equal opportunities employer, we value the diversity of our staff and pupils, and all our staff are equally valued and respected.

Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment Statement

The Kingston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks (with a barred list check for regulated activity), checks with past employers and eligibility to work in the UK. Identity and qualification documents will be checked prior to any offer being made.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All relevant checks will be carried out to ensure that candidates meet child safe-guarding requirements.