Loreto College St Albans

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Lead Practitioner Computer Science

Lead Practitioner Scale (Range - £48,483.96 - £61,789.08)  

dependant on experience

Required for September 2024 or earlier

Overview

Loreto St Albans is an 11-18 girls’ academy recognised by OFSTED as outstanding in all areas. With the support of our enthusiastic and accomplished staff our students achieve excellent results, and the Progress 8 performance measure has regularly placed Loreto in the top 4% of schools in the country.  The school is oversubscribed and has earned an excellent reputation for discipline, pastoral care and academic standards.

We are looking to appoint a committed, innovative and enthusiastic Lead Practitioner of Computer Science, who is forward thinking and able to effectively lead, inspire and motivate both staff and students.  This is an exciting time to join the school. We are investing in new technologies and broadening the curriculum offer to deliver the Digital T Level in September 2025. The successful candidate will be given a lot of support from external partners to plan the T Level curriculum as well as time to do this. The course involves working with partners in industry and offers many opportunities for CPD.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching across the whole ability range and across KS3, KS4 and KS5; they will have up to date knowledge of the latest technologies and programming. We are looking for someone who will fully support the ethos of the school and who is passionate about Computer Science so that they can enthuse pupils and strengthen recruitment to the subject.

About Loreto College 

Loreto College St Albans is part of the international family of Loreto schools and colleges, and as such benefits from a 400 year-old tradition and links with Loreto schools both in the UK and worldwide. Loreto College St Albans is an ‘Outstanding School’ at an exciting point in its journey.  

The school benefits from a mixture of original and modern buildings with excellent equipment and facilities. The school is situated in St Albans in close proximity to St Albans City Thameslink Station and also is near to the M1 and M25 motorway and, as such, benefits from excellent transport links. 

Application Process

Applications are welcome from people of all faiths or those of no faith who are supportive of our ethos.

If you possess the necessary skills and experience, we invite you to submit an application. Your application should explain fully your suitability for the role as detailed in the job description and tailored to meet the Person Specification in terms of your knowledge, experience, skills, qualities and qualifications. An information pack and application form can be downloaded from the documents below or visit the school’s website. 

Completed application forms are to be sent by email to:

swilliams@loreto.herts.sch.uk - please note CVs are not accepted.  

If you are interested in visiting the school before applying please also email swilliams@loreto.herts.sch.uk

We reserve the right to interview and make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications will be welcomed. 

Personal attributes

We are looking to appoint a committed, innovative and enthusiastic Lead Practitioner of Computer Science, who is forward thinking and able to effectively lead, inspire and motivate both staff and students.  This is an exciting time to join the school. We are investing in new technologies and broadening the curriculum offer to deliver the Digital T Level in September 2025. The successful candidate will be given a lot of support from external partners to plan the T Level curriculum as well as time to do this. The course involves working with partners in industry and offers many opportunities for CPD.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching across the whole ability range and across KS3, KS4 and KS5; they will have up to date knowledge of the latest technologies and programming. We are looking for someone who will fully support the ethos of the school and who is passionate about Computer Science so that they can enthuse pupils and strengthen recruitment to the subject.

Salary

Salary from £48,483.96 to £61,789.08

Location

Loreto College (St Albans)
Hatfield Road
St Albans
Hertfordshire
AL1 3RQ

Supporting documents

Deadline & Interview date

Closing date:   Friday 28 June 2024, 9am 

Interviews:       To be confirmed after the closing date 

Equal Opportunities & Safeguarding 

Equal Opportunities 

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We are committed to ensuring equality across our school, and that all staff are treated fairly, in line with our school policies. Applicants from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. 

Safeguarding Information

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. The above post will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a barred list check before appointment to the post. The DBS check will reveal both spent and unspent convictions, cautions and any other information held by local police that is considered relevant to the role. Any convictions listed on a DBS check will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any job offer will be conditional on the satisfactory completion of the necessary pre-employment checks including receipt of two satisfactory references.