Graduate Assistant Teacher of Computer Science

Closing Date: 5 May 2024
Salary: DOE
Employment Term: Full TimeTemporary

We seek to appoint a graduate to be an Assistant Teacher of Computer Science from September 2024. This envisaged as a full-time post for a year or two before progressing into a teaching post at King’s or elsewhere and a superb opportunity to join a thriving academic and all-round school with a strong technological side. Formal teacher training with QTS may be available in the second year of appointment.

Accommodation may be available near the school for up to two years.

The Computer Science department at King’s is gradually expanding and increasing in popularity as a subject choice at GCSE and A Level.

There will be teaching in the Computer Science department and we are open to the possibility of offering some teaching in another department depending on qualifications and interest.

There is some programming to be taught in the King’s compulsory Year 9 course, ‘Digital Curriculum’. The middle school (Years 10-11) study towards CIE 0478 (9-1) IGCSE Computer Science. There are currently two classes in each of these years of up to 17 pupils.

In the Sixth Form students work towards the CIE A level in Computer Science (9608). At GCSE level students currently program in Python and at A Level students program in Java with some work in Android Studio. Applicants must be able to program to A Level standard (object-orientated programming); some experience of programming GUIs is desirable but not essential. Guidance will be provided to develop programming skills.

In addition to academic excellence, the school seeks to promote excellence in all its varied co-curricular pursuits. Teachers at King’s are expected to be fully involved in some capacity in this programme; for this role there is the possibility of teaching and supporting just Computer Science or being involved in other subject areas as well, according to interest and qualifications.

There is also the expectation to contribute to other areas of school life, possibly through taking on a tutor group and duties in one of the boarding or day houses, and/or coaching sport, contributing to drama, music, debating or the Activities programme.

No experience of teaching is expected for this role; support and training is provided; some classes would be team-taught and some solo responsibility. Those finishing university courses are welcome to apply as well as those making a move from other careers.


Applications should be submitted online through the King’s School website Opportunities – The King’s School, Canterbury (, and should include a CV and covering letter as soon as possible, and by 5 May 2024 at the latest.

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Those considering applying but requiring more information, are encouraged to contact the Head of Computer Science,  Mr Chris Wooldridge, for an informal discussion via 

The King’s school is committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process which is in line with the statutory Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates.

All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.