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Director of Computer Science and Digital InnovationSalary: MPS/UPS +TLR

Start date: April 2023 or September 2023

Are you an aspiring or existing subject leader who is looking to do more to shape a whole school strategy in the use of educational technology? Are you an ambitious practitioner looking for a role involving whole school responsibility to support with your future progression to senior leadership? This is an exciting opportunity to lead a highly successful Computer Science department with a freedom to explore innovative classroom practice, alongside a whole school leadership role in Digital Innovation. You will lead on the school’s progression from Microsoft Incubator status to becoming a Microsoft Showcase School through effective training of our staff in the innovative use of Microsoft technologies. This role is also an exceptional opportunity to support some of our most vulnerable learners in their use of technology to support their learning across the curriculum.  

Our fantastic Computer Science department has a highly ambitious curriculum, making use of technologies such as Raspberry Pi to teach the core principles of coding at KS3. Students receive weekly Computer Science lessons from Year 7 to Year 9.  Our key stage 3 curriculum combines a highly effective programming curriculum, alongside Computer Science theory and Digital Media (Adobe Photoshop and Web Design). Students can go on to specialise in OCR GCSE Computer Science or the Cambridge National in Creative iMedia, allowing them to choose a pathway which suits their interests as a technical learner. We run a highly successful A Level Computer Science course with a number of ex-students going on to study Computer Science at Russell Group universities. We also offer an exciting new vocational course at KS5, BTEC Creative Digital Media Production which is run alongside our fantastic Media Studies team. This course allows students to specialise in video game design and development, whilst understanding key media industry practices.

The Computer Science department is highly collaborative, making use of Office 365 to share resources and planning. Students work exclusively online, making use of Microsoft Teams and OneNote Class Notebooks allowing for a high level of engagement both in and out of the classroom.

You will be given all the freedom you need to be creative and you will be working with students who have chosen to be at a successful school.  We welcome applicants with a teaching specialism in Computer Science and would welcome candidates who have experience with Music Technology (either in an educational setting or their own personal experience). We can offer you the next step in your career and give the opportunity to be both developed and challenged, whether you are an aspiring or experience middle leader.

Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves. 

Additional benefits to working at Corby Technical School

  • As part of the Brooke Weston Trust opportunities for staff development and career progression go beyond the school walls; fostering talent is a key aspect of our culture.
  • Within the Trust we have a dedicated Teaching School and all staff regularly attend professional development sessions either as participants or facilitators. The Teaching School has forged partnerships with professionals across the Trust, ranging from primary through to higher education providers.   This partnership and expertise across the educational spectrum, allows the Teaching School to offer fantastic opportunities for our staff.
  • All staff receive free meals (breakfast and lunch) and are able to participate in a Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme.

About Brooke Weston Trust

  • Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people. 
  • Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people. 
  • We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School. 
  • To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.  

How to apply

If you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application! The application, Job Description, Person Specification and Application can be found below. Applications may be requested and submitted in writing, addressed to the Principal or electronically to recruitment@corbytechnicalschool.org.

Safer Recruitment 

Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosure barring service check. 

A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here -  Safeguarding and Child Protection

The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy 749C26EA8C68BBDC05B4D6583741E277.pdf (brookewestontrust.org)

Closing date: Wednesday 15th February 2023 – 12.00pm - Interview date: Week commencing – 20th February 2023

Please be aware that if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful. 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. 

Job Description

Person Specification

BWT Teaching Application Form

Teacher of Social Sciences (Sociology/Psychology)

Start date:  September 2023

Are you an enthusiastic and inspiring teacher with the skills, confidence, creativity and energy to make a positive impact on the lives of our students?

About Corby Technical School and the Social Science Teacher role

We are seeking to recruit a teacher who will demonstrate commitment to our “Ambition for All” values by inspiring all students to achieve.  We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and passionate Social Science Teacher to join our fantastic department and strengthen an already excellent humanities department.  This is an excellent opportunity to influence the future direction of the provision within our over-subscribed school in the heart of Corby.

You will be able to assess students against learning outcomes and ensure all groups of students make progress. You will be able to ensure that all groups of students, at all key stages are appropriately challenged and supported to achieve their very best. You will be committed to maintaining and improving our high-quality provision.

We expect the post-holder to be an excellent classroom practitioner who has the ability to inspire students as well as other staff.  As a subject teacher within school, we expect a commitment to the development of collaborative and engaging curriculum; and working with other colleagues to ensure high standards are met.

Additional benefits to working at Corby Technical School:

  • As part of the Brooke Weston Trust opportunities for staff development and career progression go beyond the school walls; fostering talent is a key aspect of our culture.
  • Within the Trust we have a dedicated Teaching School, and all staff regularly attend professional development sessions either as participants or facilitators. The Teaching School has forged partnerships with professionals across the Trust, ranging from primary through to higher education providers.   This partnership and expertise across the educational spectrum, allows the Teaching School to offer fantastic opportunities for our staff.
  • All staff receive free meals (breakfast and lunch) and are able to participate in a Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme. 

If you think this role is for you then we would like to extend an invitation for a pre-application discussion where we would like to have the opportunity to tell you more. To arrange a visit please contact Jane Blackwood on the following e-mail, recruitment@corbytechnicalschool.org. 

How to apply

If having read the advertisement, job description and person specification, you are motivated to apply for this position at Corby Technical School these are your next steps:

  • Please complete all sections of the application form.  Please note that a CV will not be accepted without a completed application form. 
  • Write a letter of application on no more than two sides of A4 (11 point text). Your letter of application should outline your previous experience and how this makes you a suitable candidate for the position for which you are applying.

Please submit your application form by e-mail to:

recruitment@corbytechnicalschool.org

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

We reserve the right to interview/appoint prior to the closing date.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 15th February 2023 – 12.00pm

Job Description

Person Specification

BWT Teaching Application Form

 

 

 

 

At Corby Technical School, we pride ourselves on doing things a little differently. Here is an outline of what you can expect from us...
Our Commitment to you
  • During induction, new staff have a colleague assigned to help you to feel part of the community
  • Regular support to guide you towards a Corby Technical School approach and help you to settle in during the first couple of weeks
  • Bespoke programme of CPD and regular Performance Development Discussion meetings
  • Subscription to Health Assured to support your wellbeing
  • Membership of the Chartered College for Teachers
Equality and Diversity

Corby Technical School is an inclusive organisation that seeks to ensure equality of opportunity for all. We want our colleagues to have the confidence to challenge our processes and communications as we constantly strive to refine our approach together. Please see the Single Equality Policy for the Brooke Weston Trust for more information.

Wellbeing

We recognise that working in education can be a demanding job and therefore it is important that we are attuned to our own wellbeing and that of others. Corby Technical School are committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of all their colleagues and teams. Brooke Weston Trust are subscribed to Health Assured provision where staff can access information and support confidentially 24/7. If employees have any concerns or need further assistance, they are welcome to reach out. We are here to support you.

Continuous Professional Development

A key focus for us at Corby Technical School is the continuous development of all staff. All staff are provided with a comprehensive package of Professional Development opportunities, tailored to individual needs. The Brooke Weston Ambition Hub and Teaching School Hub who offer a range of high quality CPD throughout the year enhance our provision at CTS. If you have ambitions that require this to take a certain direction or focus, please talk to your line manager at any point. We will do everything we can to facilitate a developmental plan that suits your needs.

Communication

At Corby Technical School we believe in open and transparent leadership: Decisions are explained clearly and shared openly. As a relatively small staff community, we encourage face-to-face communication and limit email interaction to necessary exchanges of information where possible: We will always strive to address things efficiently and in person. You will be part of a department or team with direct lines of communication through clear line management. You will also have the opportunities to network with colleagues across the Brooke Weston Trust to facilitate sharing of best practice.

Life Long Learning

We encourage staff to participate actively in the enrichment curriculum within the school. Think about what skills and interests you have - or would like to develop - beyond your current role. Engage in your own development, regardless of your career stage. We believe in lifelong learning for all and that as adults in education we should demonstrate a passion for learning.

Strong Leadership

Every adult in the school community is a leader of people, and some hold leadership responsibilities within the school. We encourage our leaders to lead by example, be professional ambassadors for the school at all times, and contribute positively, upholding the school values.

High Quality Teaching

Our core mission is to provide an exceptional education for the young people in our care. This should always be our number one priority. It is every member of staff’s responsibility to ensure that they strive to follow the guidance within our Quality of Education handbook, and follow the school Behaviour Policy, to ensure that there is a consistent approach across the school, and students are given the very best opportunity to thrive in their learning.

As part of the Brooke Weston Trust, you have fantastic opportunities to:

  • Work with a subject network of five secondary academies to discuss and share curriculum and teaching ideas
  • Make links with colleagues in our five Primary academies, to develop a shared knowledge of a curriculum that works from EYFS up to Year 13
  • Get subject-specific support and coaching from our Trust Director of English. 
  • Develop your leadership through our Leadership Academy, learning from established leaders from across the Trust
  • Have access to the Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub, that is based at Brooke Weston Academy

See a brief insight into a day in the life of our school, here: