This is a great time to be joining one of the most exciting and pioneering schools in the country. The school has a growing reputation for innovation and impact and from September we will have the full cohort of pupils from the age of 4 to 18. We are looking for an excellent computer science teacher who is passionate about their subject area and ready to develop their practice in a dynamic teaching environment. School 21 is an all-through school and your role will include teaching a range of computing and digital qualifications at Key Stage 4 and A-level computer science within our new sixth form, Six 21.
Ideally, you will be an experienced A-level teacher with a background of teaching computer science and achieving exceptional results and progress. We believe the teaching of computer science should make regular and sustained connections to the world, with students applying the concepts and techniques they are learning to craft products that have an authentic purpose. The successful candidate will have an interest in preparing students for the technological industries of the future and will be excited about teaching a computing curriculum to children in both the secondary and sixth form phase. Experience of teaching a vocational ICT qualification is also desirable. Computer science will be a popular subject within the sixth form, so we are looking for a confident teacher who can develop a distinctive and bold vision for the department going forward. Someone who is ware of the changes facing the subject area nationally and who is able to implement new courses accordingly.
Since we opened in 2012 we have put learning and teaching at the heart of everything we do. We have developed a unique approach to oracy including setting up a charity, Voice 21 (https://www.voice21.org/) which is already working with several hundred schools. We have also pioneered real world, interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with a network of extraordinary organisations: creative, artistic, high tech, professional. At School 21, we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary
School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff. School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding Ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators,