(Part time – 2 days per week, Fixed term until July 2022)
Salary: negotiable, depending on experience.
The vision of the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) is for every child in every school in England to have a world-leading computing education through:
- support and improvement of the provision of computing education in England
- increasing teacher confidence in teaching the computing curriculum
This Computing Curriculum Hub, based at Chesterton Community College and within the Eastern Learning Alliance, is part of the national network supporting the work of the NCCE, ensuring teachers have access to a suite of relevant, inspiring, and effective CPD opportunities, covering practical and theoretical aspects of teaching computing.
The Primary Lead will work closely with the Computing Hub Lead and Computing Hub administrator to support the development and delivery of a local CPD programme that improves the skills and knowledge of the teachers and hence the outcomes for children.
Essential Knowledge and Skills
- Recent experience of teaching Computing at KS1 or KS2 in England and excellent subject knowledge and understanding of the Computing Curriculum in the Primary sector in
- Understanding of the key barriers to engagement in the computing curriculum
- Experience of and the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including teachers and schools
- Good understanding of the wider educational landscape, and relevant local issues, challenges, and opportunities
- Highly developed all-round communication skills, verbal and written
- The ability to interact with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
- Ability to think analytically and strategically, to respond creatively to challenges and to develop solutions.
- Experience of working remotely with colleagues to deliver successful outcomes and the ability and willingness to travel.
- Excellent influencing skills, to support and challenge school leaders and teachers to manage professional learning programmes and curriculum change.
- Live within Hub area of operations (Cambs/E. Northants/Bedford/South Holland)
Needs analysis and programme planning
- Help develop an appropriate CPD programme based on local and regional needs analysis using all available data
- Identify and attend key local and regional meetings to promote Computing and the Computing Hub provision
- Contribute to needs analysis activity including meetings with Subject Leaders and Senior Leadership
- Attend and contribute to NCCE meetings and work
- Identify new facilitators within our area and potential partner schools and organisations
- Develop approaches to communicating the Hub offer
- Plan and facilitate local and regional events to provide Computing CPD and promote the work of the CH and NCCE
- Identify and undertake personal CPD
- Use the NCCE systems that are available to collect data, monitor and evaluate impact generally and develop additional approaches where necessary
- Where appropriate, work with schools to monitor and evaluate the effect of the programme for teachers and students
- Identify opportunities across the area to support teachers and students
- Work with other Computing Hubs to promote and support the work of the network generally and to develop a “cross-border” approach
- Identify other potential partner organisations and develop relationships
General duties and responsibilities
- To participate in CCC processes as required.
- To comply with the ELA policies and codes of practice in relation to Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity and Quality Assurance.
- To work flexibly in the interests of the CCC as required.
- To participate in the College Performance Management Scheme and undertake staff development activities as appropriate.
- To be responsible for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults you are responsible for, or come into contact with, and outside of this, to exercise vigilance at all times.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. In your application supporting statement please discuss how you meet the essential knowledge and skills requirements.