Teacher of Computer Science
The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy

Job reference: 004877

Location: The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy

Closing date: 18/07/2022

Salary: MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance + £2,000 joining bonus

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: Full-time

Start Date: September 2022

We know that exceptional Computer Science Teachers are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 for the right candidate (£1,000 payable upon joining, and £1,000 payable after 1 year's service).​​​​​​​


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​About the role: The Leigh UTC and Inspiration Academy are seeking to appoint a great practitioner in the role of Teacher of Computer Science to join us from September 2022. 

We have a clear vision to be a distinctive provider for outstanding STEM learning and as a result computing sits alongside engineering as one of our core specialisms. Our vast computing and IT curriculum offer includes an exciting array of qualifications including GCSE, BTEC, A Level and T Levels. In addition we are also responsible for delivering the teaching element of the IT Technician apprenticeships operated through LAT Apprenticeships. The delivery of our curriculum is supported by our excellent facilities: several dedicated computing labs, including a suite of Macs, and a server room purpose built for teaching. We have also initiated the roll-out of 1-2-1 Chromebook devices for all students to support teaching and learning throughout the academy.

The ideal candidate will have an infectious passion for computing and IT and will help all students understand the important role that the subject plays in all of our lives whilst also developing young STEM professionals for the future. Whilst we welcome applications from ECTs, substantial experience of delivering at least some of the qualifications that we offer is desirable. This role is available to those seeking part-time or full-time employment, and a TLR may also be available for an experienced candidate who is interested in pursuing a leadership role within the department. As an IB World School, applicants that have previous experience in delivering MYP and/or DP are of strong interest to us but please note that this criterion is not essential.

This is a permanent opportunity with a salary of MPS/UPS, dependent on experience.

​​​​​​​Limited time only! Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £300 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C's apply.




Working with us: ​​​​​​​Having opened in September 2014 with state-of-the-art facilities originally for Key Stage 4 and 5, The Leigh UTC provides an exciting, innovative, business-led, problem-solving curriculum, enabling students to achieve relevant academic and work-related qualifications and transferable skills for future destinations. The most unique feature of The Leigh UTC is its business ethos that are emphasised by our STEM rich curriculum and relationships with local and national employers..

In September 2017, following the request of the Department for Education due to our continued success, The Leigh UTC marked history by expanding its student intake to incorporate Key Stage 3 – the first UTC in England to do this.  Furthermore, being the first UTC to have IB World School Status has enabled us to develop strong international links.   Having IB Status has  enabled us to further develop the mid-years programme (MYP) for our Key Stage 3 students and thus providing a joined-up pathway from ages 11 to 19.  The overarching mission of the Inspiration Academy is to develop curious, academically-skilled young people who aspire to be principled, compassionate learners. Our curriculum strives to create students who are self-motivated, competent, willing to take risks and lifelong learners.

Our key successes and features that our successful candidate can be part of are as follows;

  • The promotion of pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding.
  • Pupils, including the disadvantaged and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, catch up from previous underachievement and make strong progress in a range of subjects and disciplines
  • Application to learning is often exemplary.
  • The Leigh UTC makes a real difference for its pupils and surrounding area. Pupils become motivated to find and follow their passions. They leave well equipped to succeed in engineering and related technical and design careers and contribute to the economy.
  • The Principal, with his leaders and staff team, model a high-quality working environment. This rubs off on pupils, who value the supportive ethos, work-like atmosphere.
  • Our student destinations since opening reflect the value of a UTC education, with the vast majority going into STEM careers and no NEETs

​​​​​​​For more information about our academy, please click here.​​​​​​​




Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document. 

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the range of benefits available to all LAT staff. ​​​​​​​

Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.  

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.  We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

 

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