DCYP - Teacher of Computing and STEM

Ministry of Defence Cyprus Station a month ago

King Richard School is seeking to appoint an outstanding and reflective teacher of Computing and STEM to join their school, who has recent UK experience of teaching in their subject specialist area from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of developing excellent relationships with staff and students and of planning and delivering an engaging curriculum to ensure that students make outstanding progress.

King Richard School is located in Dhekelia, in the Eastern Sovereign Base Area of Cyprus. Located overlooking the Mediterranean, the school serves predominantly children of MOD personnel and also members of the local community. The school has around 150 pupils on roll and consistently achieves results at Key Stage 4 that put King Richard School in the top 3% of schools nationally. That is only part of the reason why the school has achieved an Outstanding grading at our last two OFSTED inspections. Community is a major part of our school vision and this offers a depth to our context that is extremely rewarding.

The supportive environment and diverse breadth of learning and development within King Richard School epitomises the school’s Core Values of Excellence, Learning and Leadership. This ethos serves the whole school community and staff are encouraged to be creative in order to help students achieve to their full potential. An energetic, flexible and empathic attitude is required with a strong belief that every child can fulfil their true potential. Personal integrity, honesty, energy, stamina and enthusiasm are all essential attributes.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • To endeavour to ensure continuously outstanding student progress through effective teaching and learning.
  • To contribute to the teaching of a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum across the full range of ability and help them to develop independent learning.
  • To make a full contribution to the wider life of the School and Community.
  • To set high expectations for all students, to deepen their knowledge and understanding to maximise their achievement.
  • To model positive behaviour management strategies in an environment of mutual respect which allows students to feel safe and secure and promotes self-esteem.
  • To contribute to the routine administrative work of the school and department and support and enable others to provide an engaging curriculum.
  • To assess and record student progress giving positive and effective feedback that improves the learning of students in line with school policies and to take part fully in the School’s
reporting framework.
  • To engage fully with whole school improvement cycles including individual performance reviews.
  • To carry out any reasonable requests made by the Headteacher in line with the Teacher’s Pay and Conditions of service.
  • To work effectively with the Assistant Headteacher (Pupil Support) as a form tutor or mentor.

Competencies:
  • Setting high expectations and ensuring good progress and outcomes for all the pupils taught or mentored.
  • Proven delivery of outstanding classroom practice
  • Proven experience, knowledge and understanding of making accurate assessments that inform planning and enable pupils to improve and ability to lead KS3-5 moderation. Must be able to teach
computing and STEM subjects.
  • Proven experience to successfully lead initiatives (relating to computing and STEM) demonstrating positive impact on progress and attainment
  • Effective behaviour management that ensures a good and safe learning environment across the school.
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school.

Mandatory Duties

Health & Safety:
Personally responsible for the health, safety and welfare of all staff that may be affected by the postholder’s acts and/or omissions.

Equal Opportunities:
Personally responsible for equal opportunities awareness and ensuring that the postholder is aware of, and carries out, the provisions contained in the MOD Schools Equal Opportunities policy.

Safeguarding Children:
To be responsible for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and/or vulnerable adults.

Line Manager:
For the purpose of day to day line management the post holder is responsible to the Head of Faculty and SLT.

Essential:
UK QTS and successful completion of Induction programme at the time of application.

Desirable qualifications:
Degree.
Experience of teaching specialist subject at KS5.
Ability to teach outside subject specialism
Experience of class teaching in KS3-5.

Responsibilities

Excellence - Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils:
Set an example in providing a safe and stimulating environment for pupils of all abilities, needs and ages, rooted in and encouraging mutual respect that significantly develops learning.
Set differentiated goals and targets based on an in depth knowledge of individual and groups of pupils that enthuse, motivate and challenge all pupil.
Effectively promote and demonstrate the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of pupils.

Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils:
Be accountable for continuously high levels of pupils’ attainment, progress and outcomes.
Demonstrate a clear knowledge of pupils’ individual capabilities within differentiated SOW’s and lesson plans to develop independent learning.
Create opportunities for pupils to reflect on the progress they have made and enable them to set individual targets to significantly develop their performance
Demonstrate an excellent knowledge and understanding of how pupils learn and how this impacts on teaching, implementing this in classroom teaching and sharing this with other staff.
Inspire pupils to take a mature and conscientious attitude to their own work and study, enabling them to help develop the learning of others.

Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge:
Have an up to date and excellent/extensive knowledge of the relevant subject(s) and curriculum areas, including the different types of qualifications and specifications and their suitability for meeting learners’ needs.
Contribute to the professional development of colleagues by sharing critical /and extensive understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas, and promote the value of scholarship.
Promote collaboration and develop high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, in specialist subject and cross curricular activities.

Learning - Plan and teach well-structured lessons:
Embed knowledge and develop high levels of understanding through clear and effective objectives and lesson time.
Promote and encourage a love of learning and stimulate and develop children’s intellectual curiosity. Enable other staff to do the same.
Continually set challenging and differentiated homework and extension work. Plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding pupils have acquired.
Reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching, developing own and other’s teaching practice to improve the learning of pupils.
Support and enable others to provide an engaging curriculum within the relevant subject area(s).

Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils:
Know when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable pupils to be taught effectively.
Have a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit pupils’ ability to learn, and how best to overcome these.
Demonstrate an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of children, and how to adapt teaching to support pupils’ education at different stages of development.
Have a clear understanding of the needs of all pupils, including those with special education needs; those of high ability; those with English as an additional language; those with disabilities; and be able to use and evaluate distinctive teaching approaches to engage and support them.

Make accurate and productive use of assessment:
Use effective assessment processes within the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements to develop learning.
Make effective use of formative and summative assessment to ensure high levels of pupils’ progress.
Effectively use relevant data to develop progress, set targets, and plan subsequent differentiated lessons for the promotion of high levels of learning.
Give individual pupils regular, positive and effective feedback, both orally and through a range of marking strategies, and enabling pupils to respond to the feedback.

Leadership - Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment:
Model effective routines for behaviour in classrooms that promote learning and take responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy.
Model high expectations of behaviour and implement a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly.
Manage all classes effectively, using a range of approaches which are appropriate to pupils’ needs in order to involve and motivate them and improve standards of achievement.
Model excellent relationships with pupils, exercise appropriate authority, and act decisively when necessary.

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities:
Make a positive and effective contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school, encouraging others to do the same.
Model effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on and give advice and specialist support.
Deploy support staff effectively.
Take responsibility for improving teaching and learning through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues.
Communicate effectively with parents to develop pupils’ achievements and well-being.

Qualifications

UK QTS and successful completion of Induction programme at the time of application.

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

    • Setting high expectations and ensuring good progress and outcomes for pupils.
    • Good subject and curriculum knowledge.
    • Plan and teach well-structured lessons and make accurate assessments that inform planning and enable pupils to improve
    • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils.
    • Manage behaviour effectively to a good and safe learning environment.
  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school

Benefits

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • Superannuation is in accordance with the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • A paid annual return flight to the UK is also provided for each family member after first having completed12 months in post

  • Accommodation is free for the first five years of your MOD employment overseas with subsidised
utilities. Thereafter rent and utilities are payable

Allowances:
  • COLA: Cost of living overseas allowance is payable, based on personal circumstances and marital status,and additional childcare allowance may also be payable
  • A tax free transfer grant may also be payable
  • The post offers full relocation to the successful candidate

Please be advised that the department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

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