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Computing Head of Department - Full-time

St John's Catholic Comprehensive School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5461-216T
  • Posted:02/10/2023
  • Pay:Competitive
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:13/10/2023 at 17:00
  • Interviews:w/c 16 October


We are seeking to appoint a highly qualified, diligent, and innovative Head of Computing who will inspire our young people and share our values to ensure that every student will succeed and thrive. It is envisaged that the successful applicant will consistently deliver engaging lessons and be extremely ambitious and highly motivated to support and lead our pupils. Additionally, the ability to effectively lead and bring the best out of our dedicated team of Computing staff is essential to take on this leadership role. 

The successful candidate will join one of the school’s most effective and respected departments, working and collaborating with an exceptionally committed and talented team of practitioners. We have designed our curriculum to enable students, after completion of their KS3 study, to undertake GCSE Computer Science or  Digital Information Technology Levels 1 & 2. We also offer Level 3 Extended Certificate in Information Technology to our KS5 students. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach across each of the key stages should they wish. 

We would welcome applications from Computing teachers who are looking to lead a department for the first time and current Heads of Computing who are looking for a new challenge.   

Information about the school

St John’s is a very successful co-ed Catholic school with over 1300 pupils including c.300 in our Sixth Form. We have a very strong Catholic ethos and pride ourselves in being a warm and welcoming community. The school’s 2022 Progress 8 score of +0.06 (+ 0.45 including early entries) was the fifth consecutive examination year that the school achieved a positive score on this key performance measure and a wonderful reflection of the talented and dedicated students and staff we have at the school. The school’s estimated 2023 Progress 8 score is +0.20.

This is an excellent and exciting time to join the school and be part of an enthusiastic, forward thinking and supportive team. If you would like to be part of this exciting opportunity, go to our website www.stjohnscs.com and click on the Information tab to locate Job Vacancies, Recruitment Information and monitoring forms. Kindly complete the following forms and email them to Mrs L O'Neill (loneill@stj.kent.sch.uk): Application Form, Recruitment Monitoring Form, Consent to Obtain References Form and Staff Recruitment Online Checks Form.

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS clearance. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. This post will be subject to safer recruitment procedures.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs J Jay
  • Address:Rochester Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2JW
  • Telephone: (01474) 534718
  • Email:
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.