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Teaching students to think computationally is as essential as developing good literacy and numeracy skills.
We are inviting applications for the post of Subject Leader of Computer Science and IT at Waddesdon School. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a small, but dedicated and creative team who share a desire for our young people to develop and grow through their study and enjoyment of Computer Science and IT. The post will be of interest to aspiring or existing Subject Leaders who wish to develop professionally and personally in a supportive and happy environment. The drive to introduce Computer Science at Key Stage 5 is essential.
Relationships between students and staff are excellent. The most recent SIAMS inspection (March 2018) celebrated this in the following way:
“Relationships are shaped by the focus on the twin values of dignity and respect. There is a palpable sense of Waddesdon being a safe and secure place to be, of a community built on good humour, mutual support and love of self and neighbour; this is seen in lessons and around the school.”
The school is equally strong in terms of results, with a Progress 8 score of 0.78 (Well Above Average), with 81% achieving grade 4 and above in English and Maths in 2019. The Subject Performance Index for Computer Science in 2019 was 1.09, with grades ranging from 4 to 9. The ALPS Progress measure places Waddesdon in the top 25% of schools nationally for A Level over the past three years.
There is a healthy uptake of Computer Science at GCSE with a strong desire to develop this qualification at KS5. The subject has a strong tradition of exploring the practical application of IT. Students are encouraged to be curious and ambitious.
As part of an Outstanding school, the new Subject Leader will enjoy the freedom to develop the vision and direction of the department, with the strong support of an experienced department and Leadership Team.
Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11–18 school, set in rural Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes. There are just under 1000 students on roll, including 260 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff. There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload. Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.
There are no further teaching vacancies.
The school is seeking to appoint a well qualified and experienced Counsellor to work with individual students and to join the school’s established Counselling Service.
The ideal person will be passionate about young people’s social and emotional welfare, and have an understanding of counselling within a school context. Supervision will be provided as part of the support for you, and to ensure a safe and caring service for our young people.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
We are seeking an enthusiastic cleaner to join our hardworking team to work 3 hours per day, 5 days per week, term time only (38 weeks/year).
Waddesdon School is an oversubscribed all ability 11–18 school, set in rural
Buckinghamshire. The school is 30 minutes away from Oxford and also within easy commuting distance from Milton Keynes. There are just under 1000 students on roll, including 250 in the Sixth Form. The school has an excellent reputation for CPD and recognises and values the contributions of all staff. There are realistic expectations regarding balancing family and leisure time and workload. Governors have recently changed the Admissions Policy to include children of staff members.
Opportunity to work as a Specialist Supply Teacher at Waddesdon.
We are currently looking to extend our pool of occasional specialist supply teachers at Waddesdon.
We call on supply teachers when we need to cover illness (often at short notice) and sometimes to cover for staff who are accompanying students on educational visits. All of our supply teachers are qualified, with relevant experience and expertise in one or more subject areas.
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There are currently no further vacancies.
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