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Job start date: 1 September 2024

Hours per week: Full time

King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys

Grove Lane

Lozells and East Handsworth

Birmingham

B21 9ET

Telephone number: 0121 750 0134

Contact Email: [email protected]

Contract type: Permanent

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and innovative person to join our Computer Science Department. The ability to embrace and be part of a fast paced, dynamic environment, teaching Computer Science at all levels, including Python Programming at A level is desired. Applications welcome from newly qualified teachers and experienced teachers.

The department offers students a full Computer Science curriculum from KS3, with the option to continue through to earn both a GCSE and A Level qualification. In addition to delivering the subject specific skills required for course specifications, we also cover a range of broader digital literacy skills including British Computer Society qualifications to ensure... that all students are not only expert users of technology throughout the school but are also prepared for higher education and tomorrows digital world.

The department has successfully developed academy status with leading computer technology companies including Cisco and Oracle and is currently initiating a partnership with the National Cyber Security Centre through the CyberFirst Schools scheme. Further partnerships and masterclass attendance is advancing with the three city universities to provide unified academic progression pathways.

Throughout the year enrichment visits, computer clubs, coursework clinics and able gifted and talented focus events are organised by the department. A commitment to this important aspect of departmental life will be expected and you will have a passion and talent for igniting young minds to become the next generation of technology leaders.

We aim to consolidate recent developments and move the School on to higher achievements, while improving the facilities we provide for the students and staff. Recent developments include substantial work on the curriculum, teaching and learning and also on monitoring, evaluation and review. Considerable work has also been carried out in improving the School’s facilities.

For further information or to apply, please visit our website or you can download an applicant pack

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: enhanced DBS; Prohibition check; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.

All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates. This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment.

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