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Head of Computer Science New

Teaching Personnel

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Permanent | Full Time



Role: Head of Computer Science
Area: Cambridge
Start: September
Contract: Fulltime, Permanent
Salary: MPS/UPS, Dependent on experience
Ofsted: GOOD
Gender of entry: Mixed

An esteemed Ofsted rated GOOD school in the vibrant city of Cambridge is seeking an exceptional Head of Computer Science to join their dedicated and passionate team. This role offers a unique opportunity to lead and shape the future of the Computer Science department in a forward-thinking educational environment.

Role Overview

The Head of Computer Science will be responsible for the strategic leadership and day-to-day management of the Computer Science department. The successful candidate will inspire both students and staff, driving the department to achieve outstanding academic results and fostering a love for technology and innovation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the Computer Science department, ensuring high standards of teaching and learning.
  • Develop and implement an engaging and challenging curriculum that meets the needs of all students.
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress, implementing interventions where necessary to ensure all students achieve their potential.
  • Manage departmental resources effectively, ensuring they are used to maximize student outcomes.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for departmental staff, promoting a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Foster a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages student engagement and enthusiasm for Computer Science.
  • Collaborate with other department heads and the senior leadership team to support the school's overall strategic goals.


  • Qualifications: A degree in Computer Science or a related field, and a recognized teaching qualification (UK QTS)
  • Experience: Proven track record of successful teaching and leadership experience within a secondary school setting.
  • Knowledge: Deep understanding of the Computer Science curriculum and current educational best practices.
  • Skills: Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Strong leadership and team management capabilities.
  • Attributes: Passionate about Computer Science education, with a commitment to inspiring young minds. Innovative, adaptable, and able to work under pressure.

For immediate consideration, please apply directly to this advert with an up-to-date copy of your CV, highlighting your relevant work experience, contact details and a covering letter indicating why you should be considered along with your availability to interview.

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All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay. This advert is for a temporary position. In some cases, the option to make this role permanent may become available at a later date.
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