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Computer Science & ICT Teacher

Park High School is a fantastic place to work and develop as a teacher.  We’d love you to come and join us! 

We are now seeking to appoint a colleague who shares our passion for learning and our determination to change lives through the education we provide.

Applications from both experienced and Early Career Teachers would be warmly welcomed.  

If you are a genuinely passionate and committed teacher who wants to work in a school where teaching is a pleasure, and in a school that puts learning at the heart of all it does, then we look forward to receiving your application.

“Teachers have outstanding subject knowledge and use imaginative and stimulating resources. They are very skillful at showing students how to work independently and think for themselves and at giving them time to work together and share their understanding.” Ofsted 

Appointment for September 2022

Permanent, Full Time - Outer London pay scale

Closing date:  Monday 18th July 2022 at 9am

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.  Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Details and an application form may be downloaded from the school's website.  Please also submit a Supporting Statement of no more than 2 sides of A4.  Applications should be returned to HR, hr@parkhighstanmore.org.uk.

1. Introduction

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher who wants to join an excellent department.  This post is suitable either for a teacher who is currently in training (ECT) or someone who would like to widen their experience. This post offers real opportunities for professional and career development.

Park High is an 11-18 mixed multi-ethnic comprehensive school of almost 1600 students, situated in the London Borough of Harrow. There are very high achievement levels and excellent facilities.  Ofsted (2013) judged the school outstanding in all areas.

We can offer:

• An exciting learning environment where challenging, innovative and engaging learning is at the core of all we do. 

• An award winning vibrant school which continues to achieve extremely high standards, both in Harrow and beyond.

• A genuine and active pursuit of well-being for all members of our community.

• Outstanding outcomes with a significantly positive Progress 8 score and zero NEETS.

• Students who exhibit excellent behaviour for learning and a desire to acquire knowledge and improve themselves.

• A supportive, enthusiastic and inspiring team within which to grow and develop.

• An opportunity to develop your craft of teaching across three Key Stages.

2. Curriculum, staffing and resources 

All students at KS3 follow a combined Computer Science and ICT curriculum which allows our learners to gain skills and knowledge in a wide-range of topics and software applications enabling them to have the    foundational skills required to continue with either Computer Science or ICT at KS4.  The courses we deliver are constantly updated and improved to help students of all abilities progress with their Computer Science and ICT skills and application. 

At KS4, we offer students the opportunity to choose either the Computer Science GCSE or the vocational ICT course (both OCR board).  At KS5 we offer A level Computer Science (OCR board). The successful candidate would be expected to teach across the key stages from KS3 to KS5. 

Our facilities offer students e-mail, E-Learning via the Microsoft 365 platform and access to other resources via shared drives. All staff have their own laptops with wireless access, software and other relevant teaching tools. This is an exciting time for the department where we are in the position to develop our curriculum so that it enthuses and challenges our learners appropriately. 

3. Staff development

Park High School recognises that its staff are our greatest resource and so we invest time and effort into everyone’s professional development. We offer an extensive programme of professional development, which offers a whole range of opportunities for colleagues to develop their potential within and beyond Park High School.   Professional development underpins all our work.

Staff development is highly regarded and we have strong partnerships with universities and other higher education institutions and we actively support our staff in pursuing Master’s and other higher qualifications.

“Park High School has an incredibly strong developmental culture, with a real focus on investing in staff to better student outcomes. It is highly valued by staff and brilliantly led, with positive support from the Headteacher and senior leadership who are also quick to advocate its importance within school.”  TDT Audit 2018

4. Pastoral role

All staff are involved in the tutorial system, most as tutors with tutor groups.  This is an important part of our work.

We are committed to the delivery of Personal Social Health Citizenship & Economic Education (PSHCEe) which all teachers as tutors are expected to teach. As part of a whole-school approach, PSHCEe develops the qualities and attributes students need to thrive both as individuals and members of society. We have a high quality provision of PSHCEe at Park which has been recognised nationally. 

Extensive support and CPD is provided for practitioners of the subject. Teaching this subject provides an invaluable opportunity to further develop your pastoral provision as a tutor, in addition to growing professionally by participating in the delivery of our outstanding provision.  

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and the successful applicant must provide satisfactory references and will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.