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St Benedict's Catholic School

St Benedict's
Catholic School

Head of Computing

Job Title:

Head of Computing

Salary: MPR/UPR plus TLR 2b currently £5350
Job Term:Full time Full time, part-time, 
Appointment: Permanent
Place of work: St Benedict’s Catholic School

Required from September 2024.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and enthusiastic specialist in computing to lead this popular department from the start of the autumn term. The ideal candidate will be passionate about their subject and committed to raising standards by inspiring and motivating pupils, working alongside and leading a team of colleagues. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach computing across the age range of the school and have experience teaching at both GCSE and A level.

Experience of developing schemes of work and assessment is particularly helpful along with a strong understanding of current research in teaching and learning and curriculum design. Strong subject knowledge is essential.

Our school is committed to our mission as a Catholic community and seeks to help all our young people achieve their potential both academically and personally. We can offer a positive environment where you will be encouraged to progress further in your career should you wish, supported by a team of staff who are hardworking and dedicated to the school.

What the school offers its staff

Our school is committed to our mission as a Catholic community and seeks to help all our young people achieve their potential both academically and personally. We can offer a positive environment where you will be encouraged to progress further in your career should you wish, supported by a team of staff who are hardworking and dedicated to the school.

Our Ofsted 2022 report states:

St Benedict’s Catholic School continues to be a good school.

It goes on to say:

Pupils say that their school is a happy place where they feel safe and accepted. They know that their teachers look after them and provide them with the support they need.

Pupils demonstrate very positive attitudes to their work. It is important for them to be the best they can be. They are also respectful, kind and compassionate towards each other, their teachers and visitors to the school. Older students are mature and self-assured, and support younger pupils in and out of the classroom.

Pupils interact well with each other and with their teachers. They help each other in class. They listen carefully and appreciate others’ hard work. Instances of low-level disruption are very rare. Bullying hardly exists. Should it happen, it is dealt with swiftly.

Pupils flourish as a result of the school’s powerful caring ethos. Pupils are open minded and confident. They embrace diversity, respect difference and understand other world religions. Pupils say, ‘It is a school where it is okay to be different.’

Please see full report for more details.

Our Section 48 Diocesan Inspection of the religious character of the school June/ July 2022 judged the school to be Outstanding.

Our school is committed to our mission as a Catholic community and seeks to help all our young people achieve their potential both academically and personally.

Commitment to safeguarding

St Benedict's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance check. The school reserves the right to research shortlisted candidates on social media platforms and the internet, and the recruitment panel may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process.

Closing date: 09.00 22 May 2024
Interviews: TBC 

Further details:

St Benedict’s Catholic School
Beetons Way,
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk, IP32 6RH

Tel: 01284 775712
sbuchan@st-benedicts.suffolk.sch.uk