Ref 178734
Grade MPS / UPS
Salary £25714 to £ 41604 
Salary Plus TLR 2.3 6698
Term Full Time
Perm / Temp Permanent
Required From 19/04/2022 
Closing Date 9am Tuesday 18/01/2022
Eastern Avenue , Burnley , Lancashire , BB10 2AT
Tel: 01282 682313
School website:
Roll: 1116

Learning Leader of ICT & computing

Required from 19th April 2022  

As part of our journey to become ‘a truly great school’, we are looking for a highly effective and motivated teacher to lead our ICT department. We wish to appoint an exceptional leader who can inspire our ICT provision to even greater success, in order to support our ambition to be in the top 20% of schools nationally.

All students follow the ICT and computing curriculum in years 7,8 and 9 through one 1 hour lesson per week. In year 10 and 11 we currently offer Computer Science GCSE and the level 2 OCR Cambridge National Creative iMedia course – these courses are delivered in 5 hours over 2 weeks. In addition to the Learning Leader there are 2 full time ICT and Computing members of teaching staff who deliver lessons to all year groups. Over the last 2 years the curriculum for both Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 has been rewritten focusing on the key knowledge and concepts needed for students to be successful. Both Computer Science and Creative iMedia are popular subjects with students in Key Stage 4.

Sir John Thursby Community College is a good school and we are passionate about and ambitious for our students. Our beautiful, state of the art building ensures that our students and staff have the best learning environment in which to achieve. We are a very positive community, with our recent staff survey showing that over 97% of our staff enjoy coming to work and are proud to be part of our school. At SJT we view the professional development of all staff as a priority and our innovative ‘Learn Together’ initiative enables all staff to be on our outstanding teacher programme.

We are looking for a teacher who shares our drive and passion to inspire our students with the love of their subject and has the motivation and expertise to:

  • To take responsibility for the leadership of the ICT department

  • To ensure that achievement rises in the department by effective analysis of student performance and through the delivery of an appropriate and inspiring curriculum

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  • We welcome visitors to the school (COVID restrictions permitting).

Further details and application form are available from the college website or Irene Hayhurst (on behalf of the Headteacher) as detailed below.

Closing date:           9am Tuesday 18th January 2022

Shortlisting:            Thursday 20th January 2022

Interview date:      w/c 31st January 2022

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. You will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks.

Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.
Essential Qualifications

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Desirable Qualifications

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Essential Experience

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Desirable Experience

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Proposed Interview Date:

For an informal discussion please contact:

To arrange a time to visit and meet with the headteacher please contact his PA Leanne Barwell (email - or telephone 01282 682313 ext: 21009).

Mr Rob Browning

Application forms and further details are available from/returnable to

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.