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Teacher of Computer Science (Maternity Cover) - Maternity

Gad's Hill School, Rochester

  • Ref:KCC886-6007-200T
  • Posted:30/05/2023
  • Pay:Up to £42,251
  • Start Date:30th October 2023
  • App Close Date:15/06/2023 at 16:00
  • Interviews:June 2023


From 30th October 2023, an opportunity to teach Computer Science within an exciting 3-16 co-educational independent day school in our beautiful, leafy setting in the grounds of the former home of Charles Dickens.

The Teacher of Computer Science will work with small classes from Key Stage 2 to GCSE, for the duration of a maternity cover.

Computer Science is taught to all pupils through to the end of Lower Fourth (Year 8) and is a popular option subject for study to GCSE from the start of the Upper Fourth (Year 9). Although the Teacher of Computer Science will predominantly be delivering lessons to pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4, our work on a single, coherent One Curriculum for the whole school means that they could also be required to deliver lessons to pupils in the Lower School (Key Stage 2). Willingness to deliver a small number of KS3 Mathematics lessons each week would be an advantage.

The advertised role is for a maternity cover which is due to commence on 30th October 2023.

Information about the school

Gad’s Hill CCF is a single service Army Contingent affiliated to the Corps of Royal Engineers. It was formed in 2000 with a first parade strength of some 30 cadets. Since then, CCF at Gad’s Hill School has grown year on year and now boasts an establishment of over 150 cadets. We are a very driven and successful contingent and regularly enter cadets for such events as Military Skills Competition, CADSAAM and Cavalry Horse Trials. Our cadets are also involved in a high level of community engagement, with cadets representing the school on Remembrance Sunday, Corps Memorial Day, the General Gordon Parade, Armed Forces Day and Mayoral inauguration.

In addition to onsite training, the cadets also undertake weekend training camps, range days, annual camp and travel to Arnhem, Netherlands, each September for the airborne march. The contingent’s sponsor unit is 1 RSME (some 5 miles from the school) and so benefits from direct support and visits to Brompton Barracks, the RE Museum and also the RE Boat Training Section at Upnor.

At Gad’s Hill, we believe that the development of core personal strengths, such as self-confidence, self-discipline, resilience, teamwork and leadership is every bit as important for young people as their academic progress.

To that end, participation in the CCF is required for all pupils in our Lower Fourth (Year 8) and above and CCF sessions are incorporated in our weekly timetable on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons.

In those sessions, cadets undertake a range of activities including skill at arms, fieldcraft, first aid, map and compass, drill, command tasks and adventurous training.

Our cadets study, via their CCF sessions, for a level 2 BTEC in Teamwork and Personal Development, an Institute of Leadership & Management Diploma, and an Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, to go alongside their academic GCSEs as evidence of the well-rounded, confident young leaders that they have become.

Job Contact Information

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