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Impington Village College

Computer Science Leadership Development Role ​​​​​​​

Impington Village College (IVC)
Computer Science Leadership Development Role

Required: September 2019
Salary: IVC Main Scale / IVC UPS

This role, suitable for an outstanding classroom practitioner with great potential, is a unique chance to develop your leadership capacity and transform your career opportunities. The successful candidate will benefit from:

  • £2500 Golden Hello 
  • £2000 Personal Professional Development Bursary including funding and support to complete Masters Level qualification in Educational Leadership and Management
  • Coaching from a member of SLT
  • 2 Year Professional Development Programme in Leadership and Management for 2019-2021 

Following a very successful Ofsted inspection in spring 2016, Impington Village College has achieved consistently excellent outcomes. With a truly comprehensive intake, student progress is regularly in the top 5% of all non-selective schools in the country. Student attainment is exceptionally high, with 15% of all grades at Grade 9, 43% at 7-9 (or equivalent) and 84% of grades at 4-9. You will also be joining the College as it embeds a transformed curriculum, innovative and unique in the state sector.

Computer Science outcomes at IVC are consistently excellent for both attainment and progress. In the first year of the reformed GCSEs, the results were very strong, with 14% of all students obtaining a Grade 9 and 95% achieving at least a Grade 4. Computer Science is a very popular subject at IVC and is taught throughout years 7-11, with Creative iMedia also delivered in years 9-11 as part of our KS4 curriculum.  This post also offers the opportunity to teach at IB level, where Computer Science is launching as a Diploma Programme course in September 2019, and where outcomes are well in excess of the national and international averages.

You will be joining an innovative and collaborative faculty where staff are highly committed to professional development and to developing students' love of Science. There will be numerous opportunities to continue developing your teaching practice, through connections with a range of local and national organisations, and a range of in-house CPD programmes. You will be well supported in the faculty by a dynamic and highly experienced Lead Teacher of Computing, and two other colleagues who teach within the department. The team also run a range of exciting extra-curricular activities, including preparing for the TeenTech Awards, coding and robotics.

With your knowledge and passion for Computer Science you will have the opportunity to build upon the successful curriculum embedded at IVC and deliver a high quality learning experience to our inspirational students.

In return IVC and the Morris Education Trust (MET) can offer you:

  • a competitive salary including a recruitment and retention allowance for the right candidate
  • reduced contact time for all teachers to facilitate professional learning/reduce workload
  • further reduction in contact time for teachers new to the College, to support effective transition into post
  • the opportunity to teach all key stages including the International Baccalaureate in our Sixth Form
  • the opportunity to work for a faculty where collaboration is a high priority and the programme of professional learning is outstanding
  • excellent career pathway opportunities with a culture of looking to promote from within, including responsibility across the Trust
  • access to the opportunities created by our newly established Morris Teaching School Alliance, where IVC is the Lead School
  • support to undertake a Masters in Education through our links with Cambridge University, the “SUPER Programme” and other L5 accredited providers
  • support in an organisation where wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do and which has led to the introduction of a successful wellbeing directory to improve wellbeing and work-life balance
  • subsidised access to the MET’s sports centre leisure facilities available for use before, during and after the school day

We offer excellent support for NQTs which includes:

  • Paid employment from July to support you and give you time to prepare for the academic year ahead
  • A structured NQT programme which includes bespoke professional learning and an outstanding, subject-specialist mentor
  • A reduced timetable to allow you to build on your pedagogy during your NQT year
  • Access to trust-wide NQT events

The MET is committed to Equal Opportunities and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All post holders are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

Closing Date:  9am Monday 4 February    

Applicants must complete a College application form - we cannot accept CVs.  We welcome visits to the College and please contact Valerie Hastings to arrange a visit.  

Job Description 


Post Title:

Computer Science Leadership Development Role


Post Purpose:

Under the reasonable direction of the Principal, carry out the professional duties of a school teacher as set out in the current School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate. 

To monitor and support the overall progress and development of students as a teacher and tutor.

To facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential.

To contribute to raising standards of student attainment.

To share and support the College’s and Trust’s responsibility to provide and monitor opportunities for personal and academic growth.

To be responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and to ensure that teaching and learning takes place in a safe environment


Reporting to:

Lead Teacher


Responsible for:

The provision of a full learning experience and support for students

Achievement and standards within any classes taught


Working Time:

Full time as specified within the STPCD


Place of Work:

Your principle place of work will be Impington Village College but you may be required to work at other schools and sites within Morris Education trust by mutual agreement



MET Main Scale/UPS


Disclosure Level:

Enhanced DBS + Barred List Check

1. Teaching


To teach students according to their educational needs, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the student in College and elsewhere.


To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of students and to keep such records as are required.


To provide, or contribute to, oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.


To ensure that ICT, Literacy, Numeracy and subject specialism(s) are reflected in the teaching/learning experience of students.


To undertake a designated programme of teaching.


To ensure a high quality learning experience for students which meets internal and external quality standards.


To prepare and update subject materials.


To use a variety of delivery methods which will stimulate learning appropriate to student needs and demands of the syllabus.


To maintain discipline in accordance with the College’s Behaviour Policy, and to encourage good practice with regard to punctuality, behaviour, standards of work and homework.


To undertake assessment of students as requested by external examination bodies, departmental and College and Trust procedures.


To mark, grade and give written/verbal and diagnostic feedback as required.

2. Operational & Strategic Planning


To assist in the development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies and teaching strategies in the Department/Faculty.


To contribute to the Department’s/Faculty’s Development Plan and its implementation.


To plan and prepare courses and lessons.


To contribute to the whole College’s and Trust planning activities.

3. Curriculum Provision


To assist the Lead Teachers and Lead Practitioner to ensure that the curriculum area provides a range of teaching, including extra-curricular activities, which complements the College’s and Trust’s strategic objectives.

4. Curriculum Development


To assist in the process of curriculum development and change so as to ensure the continued relevance to the needs of students, examining and awarding bodies and the College’s and Trust’s Vision and Strategic Priorities.

5. Staffing


To take part in the College’s staff development programme by participating in arrangements for further training and professional development.


To continue personal development in the relevant areas including subject knowledge and teaching methods.


To engage actively in the Appraisal process.


To ensure the effective/efficient deployment of classroom support.


To work as a member of a designated team and to contribute positively to effective working relations within the College and Trust as a whole.

6. Quality Assurance


To help to implement College and Trust quality procedures and to adhere to those.


To contribute to the process of monitoring and evaluation of the curriculum area/department in line with agreed College and Trust procedures, including evaluation against quality standards and performance criteria.  To seek/implement modification and improvement where required.


To review from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work.


To take part, as may be required, in the review, development and management of activities relating to the curriculum, organisation and pastoral functions of the College.

7. Management Information


To maintain appropriate records and provide relevant accurate and up-to date information for the College’s Management Information System, registers etc.


To complete the relevant documentation to assist in the tracking of students


To track student progress and use information to inform teaching and learning.

8. Communications & Liaison


To communicate effectively with the parents/carers of students as appropriate.


Where appropriate, to communicate and co-operate with persons or bodies outside the College and across the Trust.


To follow agreed policies for communications in the College and Trust.


To take part in liaison activities such as parents’ evenings, review days and liaison events with partner schools.


To contribute to the development of effective subject links with external agencies.

9. Management of Resources


To contribute to the process of the ordering and allocation of equipment and materials.


To assist Lead Practitioner and Lead Teachers to identify resource needs and to contribute to the efficient/effective use of physical resources.


To co-operate with other staff to ensure a sharing and effective usage of resources to the benefit of the Trust, College, department and the students.

10. Pastoral System


To be a Lead Tutor to an assigned group of students.


To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of the Form Tutor group as a whole.


To liaise with the Progress Leader and Student Manager to ensure the implementation of the College’s Pastoral System.


To register students, accompany them to assemblies, encourage their full attendance at all lessons and their participation in other aspects of College and Trust life.


To evaluate and monitor the progress of students and keep up-to-date student records as may be required.


To contribute to the preparation of action plans and progress files and other reports.


To alert the appropriate staff to problems experienced by students and to make recommendations as to how these may be resolved.


To communicate as appropriate, with the parents of students and with persons or bodies outside the College concerned with the welfare of individual students, after consultation with the appropriate staff.


To contribute to PD, citizenship, careers-related learning and enterprise according to College and Trust policy


To apply the Behaviour Policy so that effective learning can take place.

11. Trust Ethos


To play a full part in the life of the Morris Education Trust and College community, to support its distinctive vision and ethos and to encourage staff and students to follow this example.


To support the Trust in meeting its legal requirements for worship.


To promote actively the Trust’s corporate policies.


To comply with the Trust’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.

12. Safeguarding


To be aware of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and to report any concerns in accordance with the Trust’s Safeguarding/Child Protection policies.


To undertake regular safeguarding/child protection/prevent training, adult protection training as required by the Trust.

Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.

Person Specification 

To support your application candidates should be able to show evidence of the following:







Qualified Teacher


Good honours degree reflecting strong ability in Computer Science


2 years teaching experience


Continual professional development relevant to the post  





Successful experience teaching Computer Science to KS4 and able to provide evidence of successful outcomes in terms of results and student progress  


Experience of teaching the International Baccalaureate 


Experience of  an effective curriculum to meet the needs of different learners


Can demonstrate excellent classroom practice


The national curriculum/QCA Schemes of work 


Skills and Abilities  



Demonstrates leadership potential and ambition to progress to leadership


An ability to share high expectations of achievement and behaviour


Demonstrate good organisational skills and meet deadlines


Excellent motivational and team working skills


The ability to develop positive relationships with students to realise their potential


Ability to interpret and analyse data and make clear and informed judgement regarding their potential


A genuine commitment to inclusive comprehensive education and the strategic aims MET


Student-centred educational principles rooted in a willingness to continuously improve learning and teaching across the Trust


High profile with students, parents, staff and other stakeholders


Personal Qualities 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a positive outlook, energy, enthusiasm, drive and the ability to motivate others across the Trust

Safeguarding and Promoting the welfare of children.  At interview candidates should be able to demonstrate:

Demonstrate the ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children

Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviours 


Date: January 2019