Northwood College for Girls seeks a talented and enthusiastic teacher of geography who is able to teach throughout the age range, including to GCSE.
We teach a 3-year GCSE down to year 9 and Key Stage 3 comprises Years 7 and 8. The successful candidate will be able to communicate their enjoyment of the subject to students, strive to maintain the highest academic standards and promote a genuine passion for geography and its place in today’s world.
This is a part-time role working 0.4 of full-time. Commitment to the wider school life is expected.
The Geography Department currently consists of two full-time teachers and we are now looking for an additional part-time colleague to join the team.
Our popularity at GCSE has increased and our historical results are very strong. All geography classrooms have digital displays and students are now well-versed in bringing their own devices to lessons with Years 7-9 being familiar with Chromebooks. Developing the students’ geographical literacy and passions is vitally important in preparing them to engage with the world around them. At first the successful candidate will be teaching to GCSE where we follow the AQA specification and use the Kerboodle packages for Key Stages 3 and 4. All students study geography in Years 7-9, although in Year 9 we commence the AQA GCSE specification teaching. We are keen adaptors and innovators in geography and have embedded e-learning into our teaching and learning over the years. At A Level we follow the AQA specification which includes coursework. We encourage students to subscribe to Geography Review, Wideworld and the Department has access to the review archives. Fieldwork is typically conducted in Years 7,8,9, 11 and at A Level and we make use of the school grounds at other times during the year.
All teachers in the department have an opportunity to access CPD opportunities. Our materials and resources are revised on an ongoing basis and there is an active culture of sharing and resource development. We have a Geography Department Office and storage space with learning resources and fieldwork resources. Students regularly opt to study geography as an option at undergraduate level including one in recent years who trained to teach geography.
About the School:
Northwood College for Girls is an independent, academically selective day school for approximately 860 girls aged 3-18. At NWC, we value character and academic rigour equally. Our curriculum ignites intellectual curiosity and fosters emotional intelligence, building resilience through challenge. An NWC education enables every girl to lead a purposeful life and feel successful in their learning.
Both pupils and staff are encouraged to find and develop their passions and talents, through clubs, societies and an extensive programme of CPD. All members of the NWC community are expected to act with compassion and integrity, with respect for others and the environment and an awareness of global responsibility.
Everyone is equally valued in our NWC family and our dynamic young women are proud of their school. Looking after one another and rejoicing in one another’s successes comes second nature to a NWC girl as does her ‘can-do’ attitude and drive.
NWC is at an exhilarating moment in its evolution, with a dynamic and ambitious Senior Leadership Team and a suite of school site developments (including a Sixth Form Centre and STEAM Building) in progress. The successful candidate will be similarly ambitious for the school and ready to make an impact in our vibrant learning community.
As part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:
• Family friendly policies
• Access to extensive professional development opportunities
• Training grants for qualifications
• Generous pension scheme
• Free life assurance benefit
• A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools
• Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
• A Cycle to Work scheme
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Applications must be received by 9am on Tuesday 13 April 2021.
Interviews will take place the following week.
The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included.
We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through with sixth form
- Girls school with students of age 3 - 18 years