Teacher of Computing
Teacher of Computing
Waingels is a very successful 11 to 18 Comprehensive school serving its local community. Our successes and achievements can be attributed to our commitment to establish and grow a Better Never Stops culture, providing a safe, inclusive and rich learning environment where students feel safe and valued. We set high standards and expect all our students and staff to be respectful, kind, resilient and proud of our school, our achievements and our community. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated department and will have the opportunity to teach at KS3, 4 and 5.
Our values underpin our “Waingels Ready” expectations that we have for everyone within the Waingels community. These expectations form the basis of everything we do, and everything we believe in as a school and as a community.
We were very pleased with our recent Ofsted feedback (February 2023) and how it has endorsed the achievements, improvements and direction that we are travelling in. Ofsted noted that:
- “Pupils enjoy being part of the inclusive community that is Waingels College”
- The school is a “kind and caring school”
- “Leaders, including governors, value the work of all staff.”
- “Staff are positive about the school. They appreciate how leaders take their workload and well-being into consideration.
“New staff and early careers teachers speak highly of the support and mentoring that they have received”
Our students follow an academic core curriculum throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. This includes the study of History, Geography and a Language as well as English, Maths and Science. But our students also have the opportunity to do a range of practical and vocational subjects including a wide range of creative and performing arts, physical education and other humanities like Business studies, Psychology and Economics.
Computing has a strong track record, with excellent results at GCSE and A-level. We have experienced and expert teachers that help students from across the ability range to achieve very high grades. We
also run a wide range of activities outside lessons such as Cyber Security clubs and programming clubs, with enthusiastic participation from students. We are regular and successful entrants to competitions based on the Raspberry Pi and we run several trips in support of computing projects.
With regard to the curriculum, we currently teach all students up to year 8 and then Year 9 can choose Computer Science as an option. This allows for more teaching time and prepares students well for choosing the subject as one of their GCSEs. Many of these students then progress onto A level, with a high proportion continuing into further education on Computer Science degrees or Computer Science apprenticeships.
Outside the formal curriculum we offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities and clubs. Our students travel the world – recent trips have been to China, Poland, Berlin, skiing in Utah, and Barcelona, along with many opportunities to attend fieldwork, theatres and museums more locally. Our students are also very active in the community working alongside local and overseas charities to raise money for good causes.
If you feel your values and ethos align with ours, this is an exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for someone with energy and vision that is ambitious for themselves and the young people of the school. You will have a growth mindset and believe in offering dynamic Computing learning across the Key Stages.
Working with us offers you the opportunity to;
· Join a positive school where effort and success is celebrated
· Engage in excellent and personalised professional development opportunities
· Have the support of a dynamic leadership team to ‘take risks’ in a supportive environment
-you have a passion for teaching and learning…
-you believe in curriculum innovation and enjoy thinking strategically…
-you believe in an aspirational education…
-you believe that better never stops…
…Waingels is the place for you to pursue and advance your career!
Our staff and students are proud of our school and we would be happy to welcome you if you would like to come and have a closer look. Please feel free to contact us for an informal conversation about this exciting role. Please telephone the college on 0118 969 0336 or email the Headteacher’s Personal Assistant, Jane Jennings, on Jenjjn@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk Download an application pack from our website www.waingels.wokingham.sch.uk
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews arranged accordingly.
The college is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and to promoting the welfare of all staff and students