ICT Network Manager
||£30,000 - £40,000
About United Learning
United Learning is a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient - you.
Opportunity to play a role in the development of our highly successful Academy
We seek an outstanding and innovative ICT Network Manager. The ICT Network Manager is responsible for the delivery and effective deployment of the Academy’s ICT System. You will have the opportunity to share expertise across a growing group of Academies and independent schools within United Learning.
You will relate to the Academy’s ethos of "the best in everyone” and enjoy working with a rich, diverse group of young people in a dynamic and vibrant learning environment. Walthamstow Academy is sponsored by United Learning. As part of the largest group of Academies and independent schools, we offer outstanding professional development and career progression across both the maintained and independent sector.
To conclude, we need someone who is passionate about making a difference, please get in touch if this is you.
• Leadership and management of ICT Services that support learning and teaching and the business and administrative functions across the Academy
• Line Management of ICT Service staff within the Academy
• Lead the strategic direction of IT at the Academy
Working for us
Since opening in 2006 and moving into a state-of-the-art brand new building in 2008, Walthamstow Academy has received a national school achievement award, has experienced a huge increase in popularity, and was noted by Ofsted for its outstanding Leadership and Management. We are oversubscribed with waiting lists in all years. Results have increased significantly over our first seven years, with the percentage of students gaining 5+ A*-C Grades including English and Maths increasing to 68%.
We have continued to establish our Sixth Form, which includes a wide range of subjects including Maths, Further Maths and all three sciences. Sixth Form results are strong, with year 13 students attaining 61% at A*-B and 81% at A*-C.
The Academy is proud of its multi-cultural character and we celebrate the diversity of heritage in our community. 84% of our students are from minority ethnic groups, many coming from African, Caribbean, Eastern European, Turkish and Pakistani communities.
Within the community served by the academy there is social and economic disadvantage with 51% of the students being eligible for Pupil Premium. 29% of the students have a first language other than English and a significant number have low levels of literacy on entry. Many students enter the Academy with low levels of attainment and the staff work hard to add value to their performance. Standards across the Academy are above national averages in most subjects.
Positive relationships are at the heart of the improvements the Academy has made over recent years and students have positive attitudes to learning and enjoy school. There is a strong team spirit among the staff which in turn creates a supportive ethos for the students.
Walthamstow Academy is sponsored by United Learning and therefore benefits from being part of one of the largest group of academies in the country, offering excellent professional development opportunities and career progression to all staff.
The Academy is located close to the North Circular Road, M11 and both Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Central underground stations from where it takes about half an hour to get into central London. The Academy is situated in a part of London where property prices are still relatively inexpensive and within easy access of Epping Forest, the Lee Valley and rural Hertfordshire and Essex.
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Closing date: Thursday 14 December 2017.