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Curriculum Leader – Computing and ICT

Bracknell Forest Council
Ranelagh CE School, Bracknell, Berkshire
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
02/06/2017 at 12:00 PM
Bracknell Forest Council

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills in a dynamic professional environment, alongside committed and energetic colleagues? Do you enjoy working with well-motivated young people who need to be stretched and challenged? If so, then you could be the individual to lead the next phase of development in the Computing and ICT department of our outstanding school.

The department teaches a broad and balanced Computing and ICT curriculum at key stage 3, bringing
together computer science, computational thinking, information technology, creativity with media and
digital literacy. Key stage 4 students currently opt to take the OCR GCSE Computing course or Cambridge National ICT/Media. Courses in the department are popular and we expect this to continue.

In the Sixth Form, we have been teaching A Level Computing successfully for a number of years and will offer the new 2015 A Level course in Computer Science through AQA. The department consistently achieves very high standards in all key stages with excellent value added results. This is very good provision post-16 and the subject is popular at A level.

Ranelagh is an 11-18 coeducational, Anglican Academy (converter) which is oversubscribed and has an excellent reputation for academic achievement and positive school ethos. We have had four ‘outstanding’ OFSTED reports, with Grade 1 across all areas, but we are not complacent and as such the provision for professional learning and development is something of which we are all very proud.

Potential candidates may wish to know that our admissions policy enables the school to prioritise the
admission of children of staff recruited to posts in which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.

To learn more about the post please visit the vacancies section on our website:  www.ranelagh.bracknell-forest.sch.uk or contact the Headteacher via, the school office on 01344 421233 or by email, study@ranelagh.bracknell-forest.sch.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Applications will be considered upon receipt.

Ranelagh School
Ranelagh Drive, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 9DA
Headteacher: Mrs B Stevens MA, B.Ed (Hons)
Tel: 01344 421233
e-mail: study@ranelagh.bracknell-forest.sch.uk

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Please complete the attached application form or contact the school for further details.

Please note employment is with Ranelagh School and not Bracknell Forest Council

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Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.


We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.


Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/application-process-for-working-with-children-and-adults-at-risk.pdf

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/safeguardingchildrenboard

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.


On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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