Teacher of Computer Science

Closing Date: 5 May 2024
Email: recruitment@kings-school.co.uk
Salary: DOE
Employment Term: Full TimePart TimePermanent

We seek to appoint a qualified and highly motivated graduate to teach Computer Science throughout the School from September 2024.  The Computer Science department at King’s is gradually expanding and increasing in popularity as a subject choice at GCSE and A Level.

This post is envisaged to be part-time in Computer Science but we are open to the possibility of combining the teaching with some in another department to increase the FTE or towards full-time.

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.

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 Computer Science only (0.5-0.70FTE) plus contributing to other areas of school life.

Full-time teachers are also required to contribute wholeheartedly to the pastoral care of the pupils, usually through taking on a tutor group and duties in one of the boarding or day houses (for discussion at interview for part-time appointments).

The post is suitable for a person who is a fine communicator and who combines academic excellence, energy, enthusiasm and experience with good humour, administrative skill, patience, flexibility and tolerance. Applicants must be able to program to A Level standard (object-orientated programming); some experience of programming GUIs is desirable but not essential.

No experience of teaching is necessary; support and training is provided including a route to Qualified Teacher Status. 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 (kings-school.co.uk), and should include a CV and covering letter as soon as possible, and by 5 May 2024 at the latest.

If you have any difficulties accessing the internet please contact recruitment@kings-school.co.uk

Those considering applying but requiring more information, are encouraged to contact the Head of Computer Science,  Mr Chris Wooldridge, for an informal discussion via cpw@kings-school.co.uk 

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.