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TEACHER OF COMPUTER SCIENCE / IT

Full-time)                      MPS (Outer London)

“An OUTSTANDING school demonstrating strong practice in Behaviour, Safety, Leadership and Management.”     Ofsted

An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a dynamic suitably qualified teacher of Computer Science who has a real passion for the subject and is capable of teaching across all key stages and inspire, challenge and stimulate students.  The post would equally suit an outstanding newly qualified or experienced teacher who has obtained a good degree in Computer Science or a related discipline.  The ability or willingness to teach A Level Computer Science is desirable but not essential and we are committed to investing in your professional development.  For NQTs, three weeks’ work in July is offered as an induction to the school.

At Vyners you will join a well-established IT and Computer Science department as part of a supportive and aspirational team.   The department has achieved an impressive pass rate in 2019:  96% A* - C in GCSE IT and 100% 9 – 4 in (OCR) Computer Science with a remarkable 79% 9 – 7.  The P8 score for the department was 1.06.   At A level, the results were an ALPS 3 score with 91% A* - C in (OCR) Computer Science.  We encourage applications from someone with the mindset to become an outstanding teacher and who is looking to develop their career within a highly successful Computer Science department.

Vyners is a very popular and oversubscribed mixed eight form entry, 11-18 comprehensive school, situated in a pleasant residential area in North West London, bordering Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.    We have a track record of real success at all Key Stages.  In 2019, 87% of students achieved grades 9-4 in both English and Maths at GCSE and we are consistently ranked in the top 10% of all schools nationally for progress measures and attainment.   At A-Level 33% of all grades were A* - A  and 54% A* - B.   The school converted to academy status on 1 November 2011 and is part of the Vanguard Learning Trust which also includes one other secondary and one primary school.

We are well known for high academic standards, good behaviour, and our strong community spirit including a strong house system with students leading their peers.  “Pupils have a positive attitude towards their work and enjoy learning” (Ofsted 2018).  Many students are involved in extracurricular sport, music and drama, performing at a high level including prestigious public events and performing in our own school productions. 

We offer you:

  • A well established and well respected Continual Professional Development program.
  • Creative opportunities and mentoring for continual career progression.
  • A friendly, innovative and exciting community in which to work.
  • A lively and supportive team of specialist Computer Science / IT teachers achieving excellent results.
  • A comprehensive and first class new employee induction programme.
  • An annual two day Staff Conference with excellent keynote speakers.
  • Excellent facilities including Interactive whiteboards, onsite gym, ample car parking and access to local transport.
  • Start Date:         September 2020 (earlier applications will be considered)
  • Closing date for Applications:    9.00am Monday 24 February 2020

    Vyners School is committed to safeguarding all of its students.  All staff are required to adhere to our safeguarding policies and procedures and undertake a full enhanced DBS check.                                          

    For full details of this post, an application form and further information please refer to the attached documents.  Applications via email to: recruitment@vynersschool.org.uk  (Frances Webb, HR Manager, Tel: 01895-234342).