Teacher of Computer Science for KS3 and Mathematics – Lady Margaret School SW6 4UN

Date posted: 20th Mar 2024 Closing date: 15th Apr 2024 Borough: Hammersmith & Fulham Position: Teacher of Computer Science for KS3 and Mathematics
Interview Date: 17th Apr 2024 Salary: Inner London Main Scale - Upper Scale, dependent on experience, plus TLR2A (£2,873 per annum) School: Lady Margaret School

Lady Margaret School

Lady Margaret School

9 -15 Parsons Green, London SW6 4UN

020 7736 7138  website 

Teacher of Computer Science For KS3 and Mathematics
September 2024 start — Permanent and Full-time Position
Inner London Main Scale—Upper Scale, dependent on experience, plus TLR 2A (£2,873 per annum)

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful school with a friendly and supportive staff.

About Lady Margaret School

Lady Margaret School is a Church of England academy for girls aged 11-18 situated on Parsons Green in West London. Established in 1917, there are currently 763 girls on roll, of whom 166 are in the Sixth Form. It is an outstandingly successful school in welcoming girls of all academic abilities and ensuring that they achieve their full potential. Its success is based on a culture of high expectations and aspirations, excellent standards of teaching and a strong commitment to its Christian ethos. However, it remains an inclusive school and girls from other faiths or those who have no religious beliefs at all are welcomed.
Our exam results reflect the hard work of our students and staff. In 2023, 92% of our girls attained GCSE English and Mathematics at grades 9-4.  At  A Level, our results are consistently outstanding, with high numbers of girls progressing to a wide range of Higher Education courses. In 2023, 80% of grades were A*-B. Students at LMS have an excellent record of securing places at top universities.

About the Role

We are looking for an inspirational, committed and enthusiastic professional to join our Computer Science and Mathematics Department in September 2024 on a full-time permanent basis. The successful candidate will teach Mathematics at KS3 and KS4 (0.4) and Computer Science to KS3 (0.6). We would welcome applications from Maths teachers who are interested in training to become the Computer Science teacher/lead. The Mathematics Department is made up of keen mathematicians who embrace any opportunity to celebrate the subject both inside and outside of the classroom. The collaborative nature of the team allows for teachers with varying levels of experience to flourish through mutual support and sharing of best practice.

This is also an exciting opportunity to develop Computer Science, which has been delivered as a discrete subject at Key Stage 3 at Lady Margaret School for the last two years. This role encourages students to think in new ways and to be creative. The Subject Lead for Computer Science would teach students in Years 7-9; all classes have one lesson a week dedicated to Computer Science. Across KS3, students learn about Coding, Computer Skills and E-Safety. Assessment objectives relate to (1) the development of knowledge and understanding of the principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation; (2) application of the principles and concepts of computer science, including how to analyse problems in computational terms; and (3) designing, programming and evaluating computer systems that solve problems.

The successful candidate will have subject knowledge of the subject or a willingness to upskill themselves for this subject. Training is available for a non-specialist, including drawing on expertise from colleagues in the school, and, where helpful, from other schools. We see Computer Science as a vital way of preparing students for life beyond school, giving them key skills relating to digital literacy and an ability to think creatively within a technology context. Computer Science sits alongside other technologies, and Science, Art and Maths, as a subject that challenges our students and equips them with the background and tools they need to excel. As a school, we have a strong track record of students pursuing STEM subjects throughout the school and beyond.

What you can expect from us
• A supportive school that has staff well-being at its core
• Enthusiastic and engaged students and a culture of high aspirations
• Excellent career progression opportunities in addition to the high quality CPD which is part of our established systems for staff support and development
• A comprehensive benefits package including pension, employee assistance programme and Cyclescheme
• A convenient location served by excellent transport links, close to local amenities and green spaces.

How to apply:

Please visit our website for applicant pack, job description and person specification and to complete our own application form. Alternatively, please click on the ‘Quick Apply’ button on our TES listing.
Closing date for applications: Monday 15th April at 9.00am
Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 17th April
Early applications are encouraged. Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Lady Margaret School reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.

Lady Margaret School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced criminal record and background check.