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Head of Computer Science - Cardinal Newman Catholic School

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Head of Computer Science - Cardinal Newman Catholic School

Full Time - Term Time Only - Permanent Role 


Additional TLR 2C £6,696 per annum

Cardinal Newman Catholic School is an oversubscribed and popular 11-18 school, set in the pleasant outskirts of Coventry.

The school has an excellent reputation, built on strong and longstanding relationships with the local community and beyond. We are a Beacon Peace School and in our recent Section 48 inspection (March 2022) the school was recognised as outstanding. Inspection report comments include:

“Pupils know whom to go to if there is a problem, and they value the strong community spirit. They speak of solid relationships with their tutors and the extended community to which they belong, contributing to excellent behaviour.”

We are pleased to be able to offer the successful candidate, an opportunity to begin or continue on their leadership journey in our friendly department. We are looking to recruit a dedicated and enthusiastic leader with high expectations of both staff and pupils; with an interest in the provision of high-quality and imaginative teaching and learning across the department. The role comes with generous management time in order to promote the highest standards within the team. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across the whole age and ability range up to and including GCSE and A Level.

At Cardinal Newman Catholic School, we recognise and value continued professional development and offer support to staff who wish to progress in their careers. We value your development and will work with you to ensure your talents are nurtured. 

Pastoral systems at Cardinal Newman Catholic School are strong and we value an ambitious curriculum offer and extra-curricular activities that educates the whole child. Our ASPIRE values embody everything we do, from our curriculum to the extensive charity and support work our students undertake in the wider community. We truly believe in developing young people to be successful citizens for the future. 

Candidates who are keen to take a full and active role in the life of the school are encouraged to apply. This role requires excellent communication skills, thorough attention to detail and a firm commitment to upholding the ethos, values and expectations of the school.

The ideal candidate will:

• Able to clearly articulate and implement successful strategies for improving student progress.

• Able to demonstrate experience of developing teachers practice.

• Ensure the quality of teaching includes excellent learning to engage and motivate students to achieve the best results.

• Have excellent subject knowledge and be able to deliver an engaging curriculum.

• Demonstrate enthusiasm, energy and passion for their subject.

• Have excellent classroom management and organisation.

• Willing to work as part of a very successful, supportive and friendly team.

• Promote the Catholic ethos of the school.

• Have a proven record across key stages. 

Cardinal Newman School can offer:

• The opportunity to work with a well-motivated body of students.

• Access to high-quality CPD programmes to support and develop teachers and career progression.

• A vibrant programme of extra-curricular activities, which broaden the experience of our students.

• A caring ethos with strong international links and a commitment to actively supporting global, national and local charity and fundraising projects.

• The opportunity to work for an organisation which is values driven and places our students at the centre of everything we do.

• An attractive teaching load and a friendly, motivated and supportive department.

This post is not open to (NQT’s or ECF).

Please see below an application form to download. Completed application forms to be returned to genna.wheeler@cncs.school.

Closing date for applications: Monday 3rd October at 9.00am

Interview date to be confirmed

Our school 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 candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.


Who are we looking for?

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

Coventry City Council

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