Teacher of Computer Science

Salary | MPS (UPS where applicable) (ECTs welcome)

Full Time | Start Date: September 2024

Smestow Academy | Teaching Roles
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Smestow Academy – Windmill Crescent, Wolverhampton, WV3 8HU

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.” – Alan Turing.

We are looking for a talented teacher of computer science to join our team. We need someone who loves their subject so much that they are determined to instil this love in our pupils and grow the next generation of computer science specialists. We want a role model for our pupils who can enthuse and inspire them. Whether you are beginning your career as an ECT or you have been teaching for decades, it’s your passion for your subject that counts.

Ofsted graded Smestow Academy ‘Inadequate’ when it was in the previous trust. Since joining Matrix in January 2023, the school has experienced a very rapid turnaround. You may have heard about this from recent news coverage: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/black-country/visited-inadequate-secondary-school-wasnt-28096068

Here’s an excerpt: “As I walked through the corridors, stuck my head into classrooms and spoke with polite and smiling pupils, it certainly didn’t feel like I was in what is, or at least was last time Ofsted was here, one of the worst schools in the West Midlands.”

Although things are now a lot better, we’re not going to rest on our laurels. Our expectations are high. Our bottom line is if it wouldn’t be not good enough for our own relations, it’s not good enough for our pupils and staff. There is still work to do and we need people – perhaps people like you – who can’t wait to get stuck in.

Matrix Academy Trust’s vision is Education Without Exception. We want the best for every child regardless of where they were born, how much money they do or don’t have and who they are (sex, gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation). We want people who will not only grow the next generation but also people who are eager to take every opportunity to grow themselves.

We are committed to fostering a culture that values the health and well-being of all employees at Matrix Academy Trust. We are proud to offer a comprehensive well-being package to all employees, including access to 24/7 online GP, physiotherapy services and counselling services. We also offer all employees annual health checks which includes the flu jab, BMI checks and a general discussion with a qualified Nurse.

To apply please download an application form and send to the Headteacher Ian Chamberlain:  ichamblerlain@smestowacademy.co.uk.

You may also wish to contact him to arrange an informal look at the school for yourself.

Please note that suitable candidates will be called for interview and we reserve the right to remove any advertised role early.

Matrix Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and preemployment checks in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education