Head of Geography, Buckinghamshire

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Davenies SchoolBuckinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: 01 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: This role is assigned to the Teaching Pay Group: Leadership and the salary will be £40,000 - £50,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No


  • To foster enjoyment and enthusiasm for Geography
  • To ensure pupil learning and progress 
  • To raise standards of pupil achievement in Geography at all levels
  • To ensure that Geography is a leading department in the School
  • To raise awareness of global geographical issues

Principal Areas of Responsibility 

  • To take full responsibility for the development and strategic direction of Geography as a subject throughout the school
  • Teaching, learning and the curriculum
  • Assessment and monitoring pupil progress
  • Managing resources
  • Leading and managing staff in department
  • Communication; organising events; promoting Geography, including via social media
  • To ensure that all health and safety requirements are met and that equipment is maintained and serviced as appropriate

Key Tasks

  • Teaching Geography up to Common Entrance and Scholarship level 
  • Ensuring that the Geography curriculum is delivered effectively throughout the School in a stimulating and engaging way
  • Maintaining coherent links throughout the School in the teaching of Geography
  • Writing a Departmental Development Plan (annual) and responding to Geography-related items on the School’s Development Plan
  • Updating regularly the School’s intranet, management system and notice boards making Geography an obvious and important area of the School 
  • Regular observation of this subject across the School
  • Maintaining and revising the Geography schemes of work
  • Organising and chairing departmental meetings
  • Keeping records and minutes of departmental meetings
  • Monitoring and developing pupils’ individual development
  • Setting, marking and moderating examinations
  • Organising, recording and reporting on assessments
  • Encouraging the use of IT in Geography, in liaison with the Head of Digital Learning
  • Liaising with Learning Support Teachers and the Director of Studies
  • To lead the teaching of Geography by example
  • To lead professional development in Geography
  • To manage the Geography Department budget
  • Arranging suitable visits and visitors to enrich the curriculum

Additional Duties

  • To be a Form Teacher or Tutor 
  • To carry out duties, as requested
  • To offer two extra-curricular activities 
  • To attend the annual residential trips and termly educational visits
  • To attend at Parent Meetings for the classes taught
  • To attend INSET, as required by the Headmaster
  • To identify INSET opportunities for staff

All staff are expected to demonstrate individual responsibility to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children and young people.

Job location

More about Davenies School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 4 - 13 years
Address: Station Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 685400
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Davenies is a day preparatory school for boys between the ages of 4 and 13 where the boys are happy, curious, enthusiastic and kind.   

Aims of the School - Our ethos and philosophy encourages the boys to make the most of their preparatory ...