Computing Lead Teacher - Non-class based
Multi Academy Trust: St Christopher's
Place of work: St Leonard’s C of E Primary School, Exeter
Pupils on roll: 600
Job term: permanent
Pay scale: Main pay scale (capped at M6)
Appointment type: Three days a week (0.6), starting in January 2024
Job title: Non-class based Computing Lead Teacher
A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen: St Leonard's C of E Primary School is seeking to appoint a 0.6, non-class-based Computing Teacher to start in January 2024. This role involves delivering our bespoke computing curriculum to Years 1 – 6 in our dedicated suite - well equipped with 31 Macs, iPads, a green screen, stop-motion cameras and much more.
The role is to cover class teachers’ PPA time and sustain excellence in Computing across the school. This is a subject we lead on within our Trust and place great value on as a school. As a result, there are considerable opportunities for CPD and innovation within the curriculum. As a forward-thinking school, we are looking to appoint a teacher who wants to be at the forefront of pedagogy in this area and bring energy and enthusiasm to the subject.
Responsibilities for the role are:
· Lead and refine the school’s Computing curriculum
· Teach Computing to the highest standard across Years 1-6
· Be responsible for the learning and achievement of all pupils in Computing ensuring equality of opportunity for all
· Deliver an extra-curricular Computing club once a week
· Maintain and organise all Computing equipment, ensuring it is in good working condition (supported our technical support partners – Soft Egg)
· Deliver staff training as Computing Lead
· Lead in the safeguarding area of online safety
St Leonard’s can promise you an established and dynamic leadership team who are committed raising standards. You will have the opportunity to work alongside us and make a real difference in our community.
· An outstanding bespoke Computing Suite of 31 desktops that run on a MacOS Monterey operating system.
· A welcoming, friendly school with a strong Christian ethos and set of values that underpin all that we do.
· Children who are articulate, happy and motivated to learn.
· The opportunity to work in a school with unique spacious grounds close to the city centre.
· A Headteacher who puts children at the heart of all decision making.
· An exciting role within our growing organisation with opportunities for future career development within our own school and across our family of 19 schools within the St Christopher’s Trust.
The successful candidate will:
· Have an excellent knowledge of the expectations and delivery of the primary Computing curriculum.
· Be passionate about helping children navigate a growing technological world.
· Have the ability to enable pupils to reach their full social and academic potential, underpinned by a strong personal philosophy and clear pedagogical subject knowledge.
· Be happy to support the Church of England ethos of our school though our school values.
· Be dedicated to raising standards and removing barriers to learning for pupils with the ability to challenge each pupil from whatever their starting point.
· Have high expectations of themselves and pupils with a positive, can do and proactive nature.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.
Visits to the school are encouraged; please contact the school on 01392 666570 if you wish to make
Please visit www.stchristophersmat.org for an application form. Your completed application form should be returned by email to HR@stcmat.orgby 10 am, Thursday 7thDecember 2023. Interviews will take place in the following week at St Leonard’s. There will be a number of tasks, including teaching a Computing lesson on the day to a class of children at our school.
Please note it is our process to apply for references for shortlisted applicants and to complete online searches in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, for all shortlisted applicants. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS Disclosure is required for this post.