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Subject Leader for Computer Science

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Job description

The Role:

The school based in Portsmouth is apart of one of the highest performing academy trusts in the UK. They are looking to appoint an outstanding subject leader for Computer Science to start September 2018, however could consider a January 2019 for the right candidate.

The Purpose of the role:

To deliver outstanding teaching and learning of Computer Science in KS 3/4 and therefore help students achieve excellent academic results, and be a role-model/impact the academy more widely.

To design an engaging and challenging curriculum that inspires children to appreciate Computer Science and its application.

Person Specification: Subject Leader: Computer Science

Qualification Criteria

  • Qualified to degree level and above.
  • Qualified to teach and work in the UK.


  • Experience of raising attainment in a challenging classroom environment.
  • Experience of reflecting on and improving teaching practice to increase student achievement.
  • Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of their subject though schemes of work and extra-curricular activities.


  • Up to date knowledge in the curriculum area.
  • Understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour.

Essential Behaviours


  • Effective team worker and leader.
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency.
  • Vision aligned with Ark's high aspirations, high expectations of self and others.
  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every student.
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.
  • Effective listening skills that lead to a strong understanding of others.
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

Teaching and Learning

  • Excellent classroom teacher with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice.
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards.
  • Thinks strategically about classroom practice and tailoring lessons to students' needs.
  • Understands and interprets complex student data to drive lesson planning and student attainment.
  • Good communication, planning and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.
  • Acts as a role model to staff and students.
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.


  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.
  • Willingness to undertake training.
  • This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Applications will be considered as they are received. The advert will remain open until the successful candidate is appointed.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

Teaching Personnel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All candidates must undertake or have undertaken a valid enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Full assistance provided.

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