Head of Computer Science - Independent School

Empowering Learning
London,United Kingdom
£35,000 - £50,000 Per Year
02 May 2022 11:50
30 May 2022 23:59
Job Level
Head of
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Computer Science - Independent School

An exceptional Independent School is looking for an experienced Computer Science teacher to step into this Head of Computer Science. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to lead a top Independent school department. Ideally, you will have excellent subject and curriculum knowledge and above all have a passion for the subject.

Key Responsibilities

  • To lead, shape and implement a clear strategy and direction for the development and growth of Computing.
  • Planning and preparing lessons within the scope of the scheme of work that are appropriate to the age and ability of pupils and use a range of pedagogical styles, as necessary.
  • Teaching engaging and motivating lessons that lead to progress of pupils.
  • Maintain a safe and purposeful classroom environment, acting as a role model to pupils.
  • Support the development of pupils' learning skills and their character.
  • Lessons should cater for the needs of all students, taking into account specific learning needs and cultural differences.
  • Mark pupils' work and give feedback both written and verbal and encourage self-assessment.
  • Assess students and assign grades in line with the school and departmental policies.
  • Monitor and evaluate the progress of pupils and track pupils in line with departmental arrangements and carry out interventions if required.
  • Report home as part of the school reporting cycle about the progress, effort, and attainment of pupils according to the reporting cycle as laid out in the staff handbook.
  • Support relevant outreach events with feeder schools.
  • Be willing to support other key school events, such a performances, extracurricular trips and activities week trips.

Experience - within a number of these points

  • Subject knowledge.
  • Communication and relationship-building.
  • Planning, implementing, and managing change.
  • Teamwork and attention to detail.
  • Interest and experience in curriculum development and experience as a middle manager or senior leader would be preferable.
  • Evidence of being an excellent and innovative classroom practitioner.
  • Open minded and consultative, but dynamic, innovative, and independent.
  • Able to work calmly under pressure.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Able to motivate pupils and staff to achieve their potential.
  • A clear and broad vision for education and schooling.
  • A positive and optimistic outlook.
  • Ability to manage and lead change successfully.
  • Able to demonstrate high standards and expectations.

This Independent School enjoys a very good reputation for academic success and is committed to developing innovative teaching and learning; open communication with parents and being a tolerant, kind, and supportive community in which every pupil feels able to try new challenges without fear of failure. Moreover, you'll be part of wider team who are wonderfully professional, passionate, and brilliantly collegiate.

To discuss this and other opportunities in the Independent sector this year, please email your CV to .

Empowering Learning is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.