East Midlands Education Trust

Head of Computer Science

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Highfields School



Hours per Week

Full time



Closing Date



The opportunity has arisen to lead our Computer Science department.

The Computer department is a thriving part of our school, and ripe for further development. The curriculum is rich and challenging and focuses on building students’ enjoyment and interest along with the knowledge and skills required for examination success.

For a January 2023 start or earlier, we are looking for an outstanding practitioner with a highly successful track record of developing the Computer Science curriculum.  The successful candidate will be resourceful, inspirational, forward-thinking with strong leadership qualities.  You will share our vision of achieving excellence and raising further the standards of teaching and learning. 

We wish to appoint a colleague to this post who has:

  • A strong background in Computer Science
  • A passion for teaching, and a track record as a highly effective classroom practitioner
  • The ability to inspire and motivate students and colleagues to achieve their best
  • Highly effective interpersonal, communication, management and leadership skills
  • A commitment to professional development

A job description & person specification with further information about the role can be downloaded below. An application form can be downloaded by clicking 'Apply Online' above. Applications must be made on an EMET application form. CVs will not be accepted. No agencies.

On the application form, please focus on a detailed 'supporting statement' taking into account the person specification and indicating why you would be the best person for us to recruit to this position.

Please send completed applications forms to recruitment@emet.uk.com

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post, will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS check and must be eligible to work in the UK. The School looks to employ well-qualified staff who are willing to contribute to the full life of the school and who are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Safeguarding checks will be undertaken during the recruitment process.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

Highfields is a vibrant and popular school with approximately 1300 students, including 200 in our sixth form.  Our students are friendly and highly motivated. We were judged as a good school by Ofsted in May 2017 and are committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of our work. We are at an exciting stage of our development and this is a great opportunity to make a strong contribution to the life of the school.

Situated in Matlock, the county town of Derbyshire, on the south eastern edge of the beautiful Peak District National Park. It is within easy reach of Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham.

Closing date for applications: Midday on Thursday 22nd September