Lead Practitioner in IT

Salary: Leadership Pay Scale L2 to L6

Start: September 2023

We believe everyone is equal, everyone deserves the best.

Are you seeking an opportunity to play a major role in further developing teaching in a dynamic school? If so, St Mary’s CE High School is looking for a lead practitioner to join us after Summer 2023 in IT.

The role will focus on strengthening the great foundations that are in place to take teaching in the school to the next level. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing teaching in their own, and other, subject areas, as well as leading high quality teaching CPD for the whole school (during INSET days and after school CPD sessions).

We are looking for an inspirational candidate who will be able to coach teachers and support their journey to excellence. Our vision is that “Through God’s love, we are the rich soil where seeds flourish and roots grow” and you would be an integral part of providing the support to enable all teaching colleagues to grow as professionals. You, in turn, would be supported to develop in your own career, receiving a bespoke initial induction, as well as opportunities to undergo your own CPD for this role. See our website for the Head Teacher’s commitment to develop the staff (www.st-maryshigh.herts.sch.uk/staff-induction/)

Applicants do not need to be practising Christians, but would be expected to uphold our Christian principles of trust, forgiveness, compassion, thankfulness, friendship and love.

St Mary’s CE High School is committed to providing a safe and caring learning environment, founded on our Christian principles. We continue to develop an excellent standard of education for all students, allowing everyone to achieve their full potential regardless of ability or background in a safe and inspiring community.

‘Pupils told us they like to learn. Sixth-form students are confident and mature young adults. Pupils are confident in their future plans. The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.’

Ofsted September 2019

St Mary’s CE High School is one of three church secondary schools in Hertfordshire, all of which are within the Diocese of St Albans. The school is well recognised in the local community for its high-quality provision and outstanding inclusion agenda.

St Mary’s is a good Church school

SIAMS January 2020

Your key responsibilities will be to provide:

Support for teaching in your own subject area

Support for teaching in other subject areas

Whole-school INSET/CPD on the school’s priorities

Mentoring for NQTs and RQTs

Coaching more experienced staff to enable them to achieve excellence

Please submit a letter of application focussing on your professional experience in the above elements on no more than two sides of A4 (font size 10 or larger) and a completed application form.

St Mary’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake online safeguarding training and all positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Two references will be sought for every candidate that is called for interview. St Mary’s is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

The Governors of St Mary’s will make an additional recruitment payment to the appointed candidate if they apply direct to the school (i.e. not through an agency/third party).

Application Deadline: 9am on Friday 26th May 2023

Interview: TBA

We reserve the right to interview and appoint suitable candidates before the application deadline.

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