The school is seeking a highly motivated, inspirational and talented practitioner to lead and manage our academic ICT (Information Communication Technology) and computing department; building on and securing the future achievements of our pupils in their digital skills and learning.
The school has just invested in a significant upgrade of the hardware for computing and digital learning. All pupils in the Senior School bring their own device to school each day and the Prep and Pre-Prep Schools have an iPAD programme. All teaching staff have individual devices and all rooms are equipped with Apple TV and projectors. The school has just converted to Office 365 and all pupils and staff are expected to use this platform for collaboration and learning. The school has a skilled and experienced technical team to support the digital devices and platforms and a Head of Digital Learning (who also teaches in the department) and a Learning Resource Manager who all contribute to the teaching and learning of ICT and computing and the use of technology in the school. The department is very well resourced and is in a prime position for further development both in curriculum and enrichment activities.
Pupils are routinely highly successful in public examinations (and IGCSE and IB) and develop excellent skills, being excellently prepared for universities both at home and abroad and for successful careers beyond. The school routinely performs very well in the Brazilian robotics Olympiad which is run through the department.
We are looking for well-qualified, energetic and innovative individuals who are passionate about education and have the drive to make and lead a ICT and computing both as a curriculum subject and as a powerful platform for learning for the 21st century.
A full commitment to the life of the school is expected, as is a desire to pursue both your own professional development, and an aspiration to help the department continue to develop and extend its reputation for excellence.
In addition to teaching duties, teachers also act as a tutor to a group of 12 - 15 Senior School pupils. Being a tutor is a significant part of a teacher’s responsibilities at St. Paul’s, both in terms of time devoted to it and its contribution towards the successful running of the school, the happiness of the pupils and, hence, their attainment.
Participation in the co-curricular enrichment programme will also be expected.
The ICT and computing curriculum
Teachers are expected to teach across the whole ability and age range and the successful applicant will lead a small but dedicated team of teachers in a forward looking and dynamic department. Some members of the team also teach other subjects.
All pupils in Key Stage 3 (NC Y7 to 9) follow a computing course, taught by specialists, in which they acquire and practise skills with coding and learn how to use Microsoft products and other software. Pupils are expected to reach a high standard with their use of digital devices and to integrate them into their learning in other subjects.
In Forms 4 and 5 (UK NC Key Stage 4) the pupils follow the Cambridge IGCSE ICT or computer science courses. There are usually between 10 and 20 pupils studying in each year group at this level.
In the Sixth Form (Y12 and 13) we recently introduced the IB computer science course – with the first pupils completing this diploma in May 2017. Two pupils studied computer sciences, they scored a 7 and a 5 respectively and both and going on to study the subject at universities overseas.
Pupils’ Development, Teaching and Learning
Academic Learning (including, but not limited to):
Social Development (including, but not limited to):
Professional/Self-development (including, but not limited to)
Active participation in self-development and record keeping of personal goals, training and development initiatives undertaken.
with other teachers and staff (including, but not limited to):
with parents (including, but not limited to):
The successful candidate will be innovative and provide inspirational leadership for the use of technology both within and beyond the academic department.
Heads of departments are key leaders in the school and are expected to set the highest standards for collaboration, innovation and excellence, by embracing the school´s mission and values and by working as a champion for change and further school improvement. They will be an excellent teacher, an insightful and dedicated leader and someone who embodies the values of our school.
Learning and teaching
Closing date 2nd April 2018 end of day.
Please ensure your entire application is in English.
Applications will be considered as they arrive and the school reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.
Required for end of July 2018
Any additional information you wish to be considered please upload using the CV option.