Computer Science and IT Project Lead

September 2022

Permanent, Full-time

Cantell School is a very special place for students to learn and staff to work.

We are a popular and oversubscribed school and are seeking to strengthen our existing dedicated and passionate Computer Science and IT team.

This is an opportunity to lead and manage your own impactful and rewarding project in Computer Science and IT education. As well as joining a creative, experienced and well-resourced department, you will have support for opportunities such as:

• Leading curriculum development in Computer Science and IT across our 9 cross phase schools in our Aspire Trust

• Complete research projects with the University of Southampton, as part of a funded PhD or Master’s program

• Develop cross-curricular Computer Science and IT learning within Cantell

As a school we always listen to our staff, and would love to hear your ideas for how you would promote Computer Science and IT.

Cantell is a happy, thriving and successful school, and proud to be a true comprehensive.

Relationships between staff, students, their families and the wider community are excellent and contribute to the overall success of the school. We have the highest expectations from our students and they have the highest expectations from us. In this way we create a culture of responsibility and respect. 

“I am so proud to work at Cantell. I believe that in our school students and staff are a family. This shows itself from top to bottom and is an ethos created and shared by a devoted Headteacher. Structures and systems support this ethos. The students are provided with so many opportunities to enrich their lives. I am always moved by the kindness that is so prevalent in our community”. – Staff Survey Response – March 2022

The quality of education is front and centre at our school with an ambitious curriculum that challenges our students to be the best that they can be by ensuring they are able to remember and apply their learning in a wide range and variety of contexts. At our school, knowledge is power. 

We will offer the successful applicant:

  • A committed and extremely supportive staff team
  • An extensive and personalised CPD programme
  • The opportunity to make a real difference to our students
  • The payment of any reasonable relocation costs.

We wish to appoint candidates with:

  • Ability to promote high quality teaching and learning
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and motivational skills
  • A passion for improving students’ lives and opportunities
  • High levels of ambition and drive for outstanding performance from staff and students

Further details and an application form are available on our website   Alternatively, please contact the HR Manager by emailing or by telephone on 02380516704.

Closing date: Friday 20th May.  Interviews to be held week beginning the 23rd May.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and all applicants are subject to an enhanced DBS check.