Head of Computer Science

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | Computer Science | Wellington College International Shanghai

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Wellington College China schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Assessment and testing of applicants’ suitability to work with children is an integral part of the selection process.

The College is looking to appoint an inspiring and innovative head of computer science to lead from years 6 to 13. The individual will work closely with the computing coordinator in years 1- 5. The head of department will also have responsibility for computer science at IGCSE and IB. The department currently runs an integrated ICT, computer science and design curriculum for pupils from year 6 to year 9. In year 9 pupils may select the computer science pathway, and then again in year 11 it can be chosen for the IB Diploma. Computer science is a growing area of interest in the pupil body and a strategic focus for the College.

The department has consistently obtained excellent IGCSE and IB results and has developed a whole college curriculum incorporating ICT, programming and robotics to all years. The computer science team has specialist senior and prep school staff as well as a designated EdTech technician and IT systems support. The department is exceptionally well resourced with class sets of VR and AR goggles, a variety of new robotic equipment, 3D printers, as well as newly equipped computer suites.

The head of department will lead this team in developing an inspiring all-through computer science curriculum and work alongside the Director of Science and Technology in the development of co-curricular activities, as well as the incorporation of new technologies in the wider school curriculum.

Experience of teaching computer science at IB or A Level is required.

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