(WSS) Vacancy – Teacher of ICT and Digital Technologies

Post: Part-Time Teacher of ICT and Digital Technologies (Permanent Post)

Pay Scale/Hours: (10 hours per week) 0.3 FTE

Hours of work:  1.5 days per week (10 hours), days to be agreed with the successful candidate.

Salary Classroom Teachers Main Pay Range

Walsall Studio School is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join our team.

Join our Digital Team

 Do you want to work in a school that champions the digital and creative industries?

 Are you looking for a new and exciting opportunity in the field of digital technologies? 

 Are you ready to pass on your technical and specialist skills to the next generation of computing and IT industry professionals? 

If you answered ‘yes’ we are looking for you to join our highly successful team at Walsall Studio School. This is a new and exciting opportunity to join a dynamic team and deliver the brand-new Level 3 Digital T-Level qualification from September 2021. 

T-Levels are new and exciting technical qualifications that combine classroom learning, in our brand-new Digital Hub, and on the job experience during a unique industry placement.   T-Levels help young people to fast track their career and get a head start by ensuring that they are industry ready and equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and personal attributes to succeed in the diverse range of industry that need ICT/ digital experts.

Whether you are a qualified teacher looking for your next opportunity or you have industry experience and are keen to develop your skill set and gain your teaching qualifications with us, we want to hear from you.

About Walsall Studio School

Walsall Studio School is an academy that is a founding member of The Mercian Trust.  Located in the new Goldmine Centre on the edge of Walsall town centre, Walsall Studio School offers a new approach to education for young people who achieve their very best through practical learning.

Our unique Studio School and Sixth Form enables young people to immerse themselves in ‘creative industry specialisms’, achieve industry-recognised qualifications, build relationships with employers and ultimately progress onto top universities, conservatoires or apprenticeships.

Specialising in a broad range of creative and digital disciplines, Walsall Studio School is the ‘perfect fit’ for 14-19 year olds who are looking to develop their skills for employment in the 21st century. 

We are committed to delivering a personalised approach for all students

Ideally, you will have experience of teaching on a range of Level 2 and 3 computing study programmes. However, we also value industry experience and for the right candidate, training opportunities are available within the school to support those switching from industry or looking for their first teaching post.

The successful candidate should have experience of working in the following industry areas and/or have the ability to teach some/all of the specialisms listed below:

• Website Development: Client (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and server side (PHP & MySQL) languages. A knowledge of WAMP/ XAMP or USBWebserer

• Software Development: SDLC, models and languages (inc. Python, C++, C#, Java, VB.net) along with appropriate IDEs (Visual Studio 2017 (with mobile emulator), Eclipse, NetBeans)

The ability to teach the following specialisms is considered highly desirable:

• HCI and multimedia: Knowledge of modern HCI developments as a good understand of multimedia software such as Adobe Creative Cloud applications

• Database Development: with Access and SQL

You will be expected to strive to maintain good or outstanding success rates in all areas, using innovation within your teaching and assessing, utilising digital platforms and e-learning where appropriate.

You should be a skilled communicator and have excellent organisational skills. You should be qualified to degree level or equivalent, have a recognised teaching qualification (or be willing to gain your qualifications), and be able to demonstrate a wide range of both academic and practical skills. Having links to employers would also be of great advantage.

This is a fantastic opportunity to pass on your technical and specialist skills to the next generation of computing and IT industry professionals.

All applicants interested in this post must complete a letter of application outlining impact, outcomes and outputs achieved to date and planned for, as well as suitability for the role and career aspirations. Please submit to Mrs H Brass, [email protected] – CVs will not be accepted.

Walsall Studio School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the ‘Safeguarding Policy’ is available to view or download by logging onto the School website: https://walsallstudio.school/ 

This position is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check (formerly CRB) under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from the school or by visiting www.crb.gov.uk.

Closing date for applications: Friday 02th July 2021

Interviews: Week commencing: Monday 05th July 2021