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Computing & Science Leader - Full-time

Whitehill Primary School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-3900-60T
  • Posted:08/03/2019
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR 2B (£4721)
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:31/03/2019 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Friday 5th April, 2019

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Whitehill Primary has much to offer to grow leadership and teaching skills.  We provide excellent CPD both internally and externally including our strong regional links with Teaching Schools and nationwide with Challenge Partners.  This is an exciting time.  IT and computing are at the heart of onward development.  We have significant capital resources to invest (short, medium and long term).  This is chance to turn vision into a reality, building on significant infrastructure/IT support/resource developments achieved in 2018/2019. 

In Science, we are seeking to develop skills further across the school including enquiry and investigation that will benefit children in all areas of learning.  As a three/four form entry school we have the ability to allow you to thrive.  Our extensive facilities and resources coupled with a close community allows all to shine. 

Our school is committed to development, with strong links to 3 teaching school alliances, being the lead school in the Insight Challenge Partner Hub, and with a dedicated CPD leader facilitating opportunities for staff as a collective and also based on personal development.  Whitehill Primary provides excellent learning opportunities for all.  As part of The Decus Educational Trust, ensures pupils achieve and grow as independent, confident and ambitious learners.  Ofsted in Jan 2017 judged the School as ‘Good’.   Our ethos of ‘Happy, Helpful and Hardworking’ underpins everything.

Find out more:  http://whitehillprimary.kent.sch.uk / www.facebook.com/whitehillprimaryschool / www.twitter.com/WhitehillPS

 The Role:

  • Computing and Science Leader / Class Teacher
  • Significant dedicated weekly leadership time for development, evaluation and monitoring activities
  • Part of our Extended Leadership Group
  • Opportunities for CPD including in house and external including potential courses, qualifications and more
  • Leading on significant investment in Computing and IT
  • Helping to develop curriculum further in Science and Computing
  • Class teaching based in EYFS or KS1 or KS2

The Person (must):

  • Be a strong teacher
  • Want to be part of our Extended Leadership Group
  • Have a desire to lead on development of key subject areas
  • Have Good communication and personal skills
  • Want to grow and develop further

Initial applications are to be made via downloaded application forms (emailed to Lianne Pond, PA to Headteacher, lpond@whitehillprimary.kent.sch.uk).  Visits are very welcome and encouraged.  Please contact Lianne Pond to arrange.

Information about the school

Our School is a vibrant school that became an Academy on 1st April 2014 as part of the Gravesend Grammar School Academies Trust. The School has committed staff who strive to ensure the pupils achieve the very best they can at all times.

The recent Ofsted Inspection (January 2017) judged the School as ‘Good’ stating that ‘Pupils learn in a happy, safe and calm atmosphere.’ We believe in creating the highest quality and exciting learning opportunities.

Our ethos of ‘Happy, Helpful and Hardworking’ pupils underpins everything we do and we pride ourselves on strong working partnerships with parents, governors and the community.

Please visit our website for an impression of the school and download an application form – www.whitehillprimary.kent.sch.uk.

Visits to the school are actively encouraged. To arrange a visit please contact Lianne Pond, PA to the Headteacher, on 01474352973 or lpond@whitehillprimary.kent.sch.uk. Initial applications can be made online or on downloaded application forms. Downloaded application forms should be e-mailed to lpond@whitehillprimary.kent.sch.uk. CVs will not be accepted.

Whitehill Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school will conduct all necessary safer recruitment checks before employment commences.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, reference checks, identity and proof of right to work in the UK. Whitehill Primary School is an equal opportunities employer.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.