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Head of Geography

Head of Geography

Aylward Academy


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MPR/UPR (Outer London) plus TLR 2cii (£6,450)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018 or earlier if possible
Apply by:
2 October 2017

Job overview

Aylward Academy is first and foremost an inclusive 11-19 community school and proud to serve the communities around Enfield. Over the last 3 years our school has been transformed and we start September 2017 looking to continued success.

The academy is committed to exacting high standards and developing outstanding learning with staff and students. Students’ success lies at the heart of everything we do. Aylward is a warm and welcoming academy where genuinely every person matters. Seeing the potential in every young person and encouraging exceptional progress is at the centre of our approach. Recognising and developing students’ personal strengths and skills is very important to us – the quality of our support and care is extremely high and as a strongly inclusive school it is our belief that aspiration is for all.

We are a successful department and we can offer:

  • Partnership with a lead teacher – for weekly mentor meetings with NQT’s and peer coaching with more experienced staff adapting to joining Aylward Academy..
  • ‘Opportunities to apply for SLT internship programmes designed to give you further whole school leadership experience.
  • Our students are our priority in humanities; this is shown through having a tailored enrichment programme, wide ranging revision and support programmes including paid Saturday and Holiday revision sessions which we volunteer for.
  • The CPD at Aylward is excellent, there is a wide range of personalised opportunities to develop your practice and further develop your career. As a team we support and challenge each other through meetings, peer observation, mentoring and team planning.
  • Opportunities to join a career development programme in line with your professional development – ie Ambition School Leadership.
  • An opportunity to further develop exciting partnerships 
  • As a team we pride ourselves on our team spirit, we regularly share good practice and collaboratively plan lessons.

We are looking for an outstanding practitioner to join the successful Humanities faculty. You would become part of an established and supportive team who have high standards of teaching and learning and high expectations for the students. There is a focus on sharing best practice and working together to ensure the best outcomes for all; students and staff. Geography is a popular subject and we currently have seven GCSE classes taking a three year course. There is scope to lead fieldwork activities and extensive CPD opportunities are available within the Academy.

You will be joining a dynamic team of committed teachers who are dedicated to providing the best possible opportunities to our students.  We are a very successful Faculty because we put what is best for our students at the heart of our entire decision making which is why there has been steady progress in pupil attainment.

We actively welcome visits where you will meet Remo Iafrate (Principal) and our Science team. Please contact Georgia Georgiou (PA to the Principal at 

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.

This position is required for January 2018.

Closing date: Monday 16 October 2017.

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. To apply for this post please click apply on the TES advert.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website for further details.

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About Aylward Academy

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Based in Edmonton, North London, Aylward Academy was established in September 2010 and is an 11-19 learning community with over 1,000 students on roll, including a thriving sixth form. The academy is currently rated as GOOD by its last Ofsted inspection in July 2021. Our unwavering standards have seen the academy become the school of choice for both the local and surrounding areas and for the fourth year in a row the academy has been oversubscribed.

At Aylward Academy we are dedicated to maximising the potential of learners; staff and students alike work hard to uphold our core values of: Respect, Professionalism, Independence, Collaboration, Resilience and Creativity.

We believe in developing the individual as a ‘whole’ and strive to ensure our vision is understood by all: ‘Working together to be the best that we can be.’  It is this vision that underpins everything we do - at Aylward Academy ‘everything matters’.

As part of our commitment to life-long learning, we place high value on CPD opportunities at all levels. Ofsted noted that teachers were complimentary about the support they receive to cultivate their skills and feel well supported. Staff are experienced, knowledgeable and innovative. As a result, we encourage a ’can do’ attitude which we instil through a culture of ‘no excuses’. Our learning journey is both rich and purposeful, one of the reasons for our rapidly expanding, highly resourced sixth form.


Most pupils arrive in Year 7 with attainment that is significantly below that expected for their age and with extremely low literacy levels. The extensive and effective literacy programme in Years 7 and 8 ensures that pupils are taught appropriate skills to be able to access the wider curriculum which meets the needs of the diverse pupil population. Pupils are offered different curriculum pathways to meet their individual academic needs, particularly at key stage 4. A range of BTEC national diploma, GCSE and entry-level qualifications ensures that pupils have access to appropriate courses.

At key stage 4 all students study a core curriculum of English, Maths and Science and have the opportunity to choose from a huge range of 25 GCSE and BTEC courses, including a range of Languages (French, Spanish and Arabic) and a new Computer Science qualification. In addition, the Academy offers students the opportunity to take a wide range of community languages, which reflect our diverse student population.

Sixth Form Provision

At KS5, the Academy offers two curriculum pathways, which students are allocated depending on their KS4 qualifications.  At level three, students are offered a range of 30+ A level and BTEC courses. Students are given the opportunity to study AS, A2, BTEC only or a mixture of BTEC and AS and A2 courses. This is dependent on their prior attainment and choices. Our level two hub offers students the opportunity to choose from seven level 2 BTEC courses, ranging from Catering to PE and Arts Award. Alongside this, students would continue to study English and Maths as well as being offered the opportunity for a work placement linked to their BTEC course of choice. Much emphasis is given to providing work and volunteering experiences for students. Success rates for university applications are high.


At Aylward Academy we firmly believe that a rich provision of extra-curricular opportunity benefits our students enormously and allows every child to contribute in their own way. This is why we create opportunities outside of lesson time to allow our students to thrive in the fields of sport, music, art and drama.


Staff Benefits


We are committed to developing all staff at all levels through high quality development opportunities, resources, and experiences  that will support you on your professional learning journey with AET.


We champion agile/flexible working across the Trust to help our people achieve an optimal work/life balance.


All staff have access to our pension schemes (Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers’ Pension Scheme).  Everyone has free access to financial advice & support and can access a wide range of retail discounts through our AET Benefits scheme. We also offer Technology Loans to help with any big digital purchases.


We recognise that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical health and have set up employee assistance programmes which offer free and confidential counselling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our employees can access our health cash place scheme from BHSF.


We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).

AET is a national family of 57 schools committed to delivering an excellent education that launches all the children in our care into a remarkable life. It is our deeply held belief that every child has something remarkable to offer and we see it as our duty to help each and every child find this within themselves.

Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At AET, we want all of our employees to feel included bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation.

AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the ESFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here.

We also offer teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here.

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