As a new school within a highly aspirational and academically successful multi-academy Trust, Ada Lovelace CE High School offers comprehensive CPD, exciting development opportunities and good promotion prospects for its teachers. The school, now in its fifth year, moved to its brand new permanent site in north Ealing in September 2020.
This is an exciting role for an innovative teacher who is ready to take on departmental responsibility as we prepare our students for GCSE and beyond (the school’s first GCSEs will be in 2023). As the new KS3 Computing Coordinator, you will be supporting to build the department in terms of curriculum planning and progress monitoring within the framework of the existing Trust curriculum model. You will ensure that the quality of teaching and learning in the department is consistently high and will contribute to the development of a culture of sharing good practice. Additionally, you will be responsible for the delivery of a rich wider learning offer in Computing. The school will shortly be opening a Sixth Form, offering the exciting Digital T-Level option. It is therefore highly desirable if applicants can demonstrate excellent subject knowledge up an A Level standard, and some understanding of how the curriculum is used in the work place.
Ada Lovelace is named after the Victorian pioneer of computing. The school has a specialism in digital technologies and will provide different routes from Year 7 to Year 13 in ICT and Computer Science as well as having a digital focus on the Arts and Creative Media. Ada Lovelace will use its Digital specialism to promote innovate approaches to teaching and learning using computation thinking processes across the curriculum to develop agile, confident problem solvers and effective decision makers. We will use the story of Ada Lovelace to make exciting employer links to deliver an ambitious employer and work related experience programme. Links are being developed to partner with forward thinking Universities to provide pathways for our students onto Digital and Creative undergraduate courses.
- Exceptional professional development and career progression.
- Positive working relationships at all levels.
- A supportive Leadership Team.
- A full-range of Trust services providing support and development.
The successful candidate will have:
- A good degree and Qualified Teacher Status.
- Ability to teach Computing to at least KS3.
- Knowledge of the requirements of the National Curriculum.
- An understanding of recent curriculum / learning developments.
- An understanding of the strategies required to motivate and enthuse all students across the ability range as part of a whole school approach to raising achievement.
- An understanding of the processes and techniques required to assess, record and report students’ learning effectively.
- Ability to be reflective and driven towards self-improvement.
- Energy and enthusiasm.
- A commitment to the ethos of the school.
For more information about the school please visit the Twyford Trust and Ada Lovelace websites. For more information about the role please see the Job Description on the Twyford Trust website at: https://twyfordacademies.org.uk/job-vacancies
Ada Lovelace CE High School, Ealing
Ada Lovelace Church of England High School opened in September 2018 and has had a smaller intake (125 students per year) for two years while co-located at William Perkin Church of England High School - an Ofsted Outstanding school - in Greenford. The school moved to its brand new permanent site in north Ealing in September 2020. The school will have 1,330 students when full. Ada Lovelace is named after the Victorian pioneer of computing – it has a specialism in digital technologies and will provide different routes from Year 7 in ICT and Computer Science as well as applications of Creative Media. Ada Lovelace also benefits from specialist provision and support from within the family of Trust schools.
The Twyford Trust
The Twyford Trust comprises four schools in the London Borough of Ealing. The Trust was established in October 2011 to enable an existing School, Twyford CE High School, to build on its successes and look outward to the large number of parents who were eager to become part of its community. The Twyford Trust aims to deliver outstanding education in a comprehensive school setting, and embraces the Twyford School motto ‘Life in all its fullness’, encouraging students to use their individual gifts wisely and well. Supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS), the Trust is the overarching organisation which provides support for all Trust schools. The Trust has a highly evolved common curriculum which has been devised by staff within the four schools. The Trust is also the hub of a Teaching School Alliance and prides itself on the standards of peer-led CPD within a dynamic culture of self-improvement.
How to apply
Please visit the Vacancies page of the Twyford Trust website to download a job description and an application form: https://twyfordacademies.org.uk/job-vacancies
Applications must be submitted to Recruitment at Twyford School by the closing date and time above. They can emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 9am, Thursday 16 February 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 21 February 2023
The school reserves the right to research shortlisted candidates on social media platforms and the internet, and the recruitment panel may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process.
The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers. For more information about the DBS please see https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check
The post-holder will also be expected to read and adhere to the Trust’s Child Protection Policy, and any other Safeguarding documents stated within this.