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Head of ICT/Computing

TLR2B, Full Time, permanent

From August 2020


Computing and ICT at the College

Students in years 7-9 have one discrete lesson of Computing per week. The core key stage 3 curriculum has a strong focus on building students’ programming and computational thinking skills as well as developing their core IT skills to support the wider school curriculum and beyond. Topics covered at key stage 3 include computer science, spreadsheets, binary, modelling, web design, databases, coding and cryptography (including a trip to Bletchley Park) and programming in a range of tools including Scratch and Python.

The subject is further enhanced through additional targeted interventions, including a lunchtime programming club.

All students are given the option to continue their study into Key Stage 4, where we offer the popular Computing GCSE alongside Cambridge Nationals ICT, with Computing having a minimum entry requirement based on maths attainment in year 9.

Computing is a well-established and resourced department, with all lessons delivered in one of two high-spec air-conditioned rooms. The school has in total 4 dedicated computer rooms and over 100 laptops in use. A rolling upgrade programme ensures that the two main Computing suites always have the latest equipment in the school, with SSD, 8G RAM and large screen monitors the current standard. All computer suites additionally have the NetSupport Classroom Management software, providing teachers full   

monitoring and control of student activity. Recent upgrades to the infrastructure at the school includes a fully redundant commercial-spec server with SSD storage array, 40Gig backbone capacity with fibre connectivity to switches, and improved Internet connectivity with backup line. We have further plans to implement BYOD over the next 12 months. All students work on Office 365 accounts, saving work to OneDrive and we use a combination of Sharepoint, ShowMyHomework and other specialist sites, configured for SSO via RM Unify, to deliver resources to students both at home and in school.

If you are interested in this exciting role please download details and an application pack below:

Closing date is Tuesday 26th May 2020

Applications can be emailed to

Interviews will take place remotely shortly after the closing date


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