Teaching and Learning Leader in ICT


Great Park Academy, Knightsbridge, Great North Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 2JH

Teaching and Learning Leader in ICT

Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise



Full time

£30,000 - £46,525 per annum plus TLR 2c £7,847 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience and in accordance with the Teachers' Pay and Conditions

This school has Academy status and is part of The Gosforth Group; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Great Park Academy


Great North Road


Newcastle upon Tyne



Start date: September 2024

About the Trust

Gosforth Group are a dynamic and diverse Multi Academy Trust - this means we have a clear energy and purpose and all students are valued equally, regardless of their background or ability. We are a growing multi-academy trust currently comprising of 6 academies, two of which opened in September 2021. The Trust currently has approx. 6000 students and 650 staff. ‘Create your future’ encapsulates our purpose as a Multi Academy Trust: to educate, support and nurture all of our students so they can achieve their potential and fulfil their ambitious aspirations.

About the Academy

Come to work in a thriving community. Great Park Academy is a growing school committed to providing the very best education for pupils from Year 5 to Year 11. The school opened in September 2021 on a temporary site at Gosforth Academy. We will move to a brand new 1200 capacity school building in 2025 which will be situated in the Great Park area of Newcastle.

We are one of two new schools within the Gosforth Group Multi Academy Trust and will be welcoming our new cohorts of students when the position starts meaning that we will have Years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

About the role

This is a wonderful opportunity for a dynamic, creative leader to help shape the future of our school, including developing an ambitious ICT and Computer Science curriculum which will prepare students to be confident to study the subject at GCSE and beyond.

First and foremost, we are looking for someone who loves their subject and is passionate, proactive and innovative. You will be an excellent teacher with a strong subject knowledge and a detailed understanding of delivering the subject to a high standard at KS3 and KS4. You may already be a subject leader or a second in subject, or you may be ready to take your first step into subject leadership. You will have a proven record of raising attainment and accelerating progress, whilst demonstrating effective and exciting teaching and learning.

We are developing a strong team of practitioners at Great Park Academy who are able to be versatile and are keen to be involved in many and varied aspects of school life; particularly during the coming years while the school is growing in size. You will be an important part of our growing school and will be a consummate professional, practical and ‘hands-on’; able to enthuse and motivate colleagues and students alike.

This is a unique chance for someone looking to develop as a leader within a highly successful and supportive school and multi academy trust, backed up by excellent resources and facilities.

What we need:


<li>An outstanding practitioner</li>

<li>A passion for Computing/ICT and for teaching and leading all facets of the Computing/ICT curriculum</li>

<li>A proven track record of excellent progress and achievement across key stage 3 and 4</li>

<li>A commitment to fresh and exciting methods of delivering the curriculum</li>

<li>The ability to develop, lead and inspire a team of staff</li>

<li>A relentless drive to secure the best possible outcomes for students of all abilities and from all backgrounds</li>

<li>Excellent communication and ICT skills</li>


We can offer you:


<li>An opportunity to work with highly skilled professionals in school and across the MAT</li>

<li>Enthusiastic and motivated students</li>

<li>An exciting and extensive commitment to professional development</li>

<li>A school with its community at heart</li>

<li>A programme of staff well-being activities</li>


This is an exceptional opportunity to make a difference within a positive and exciting environment. If you share our community&rsquo;s ethos of progression, diversity and dynamism then we would be delighted to hear from you.

We hope you&rsquo;ll visit our website to find out more about us.

<a href&#61;https://www.greatparkacademy.org.uk>Home (greatparkacademy.org.uk)</a>

<a href&#61;https://www.gosforthroup.org.uk>https://www.gosforthroup.org.uk</a&gt;

If you would like to speak to a member of the senior leadership team or with a current TALL please contact admin@greatparkacademy.org.uk

To apply Please complete an application form and email to hr@ga.newcastle.sch.uk

Applications are shortlisted for interview as they are received, and so early application is encouraged. We reserve the right to commence the interview process and close the vacancy prior to this date.

Closing date: 9.00am Monday 26th February 2024.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. This means certain spent convictions and cautions are &lsquo;protected&rsquo;. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide and you can view our Policy on the Employment of Ex-offenders here.

Gosforth Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will normally be requested prior to interview for those candidates shortlisted. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, along with other relevant pre-employment checks, including an online check.

The Trust is committed to equality, inclusion and diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

Following the shortlisting process, where applicable, candidates who attend interview, will be reimbursed reasonable expenses for travel and accommodation.


Closing date:

26 February 2024

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