A position is available for an enthusiastic and dedicated Head of Geography. Good geography teachers with commitment, enthusiasm and ambition but perhaps limited experience should also consider this post, as such applications will be taken seriously.
Geography is a thriving subject and is a popular choice at KS4 and KS5. Uptake of Geography is increasing at GCSE and A level and students are enthusiastic about the subject. The successful candidate will believe passionately in the importance of fieldwork in Geography and have a proven track record of raising attainment and have a clear understanding of how to use data to track progress and plan intervention. You will be joining an enthusiastic team in the Humanities Faculty which also includes History, Sociology and Travel and Tourism. Students achieve excellent results and their learning is enriched by visits, lectures and seminars outside of school.
The school boasts a really positive and supportive relationship between colleagues, and between staff and pupils. Paul Sutton, our Principal, encourages teachers to have an impact beyond their subject and he is always available and happy to discuss ideas with you as to how this can be achieved. We have an impressive range of extra-curricular activities and all our staff are involved in running at least one. Ours is a caring and well-ordered environment in which all students can enjoy learning, develop enquiring minds and acquire the skills and knowledge they need for a changing world. Every day we see the results of our efforts in students who work responsibly and with consideration for others – they are the best ambassadors for the school.
Duties and Responsibilities
- be fully aware of, understand and carry out duties in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures relating to Child Protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection and specifically in accordance with ‘Keeping Children Safe In Education’, September 2016 and report all concerns to the named Child Protection contacts.
- support the school’s equal opportunities policy and support difference, ensuring each child has equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
- establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual pupil’s needs.
- support the school’s Christian ethos and work positively and supportively in accordance with the school’s plans, policies and procedures.
- develop and maintain effective and positive working relationships with all staff, parents/carers and the wider community.
- participate in training and other learning activities as required and attend appropriate professional development courses as identified through post-holders training needs analysis.
- ensure that the post-holder’s line manager is made aware and kept fully informed of any concerns which the post-holder may have in relation to safeguarding and/or child protection.
- be responsible for your personal professional development and participate in the school’s scheme for Performance Management.
- promote and celebrate the successes of the school and foster a positive image to the local community.
- model excellent professional conduct with colleagues, students and the wider community, demonstrating high personal standards.
Your personal development is important to us. You will be able to apply for one of our Learning Awards up to the annual value of £2,400, which could enable you to develop particular talents or skills. This is in addition to the school’s CPD programme. Other benefits include cycle to work and childcare voucher schemes.
How to Apply
Please download the application form via the TES website or the school’s website and email your completed application to email@example.com.
The closing date for receiving completed application forms is 3pm on Monday 4th March 2019.
Please note that we reserve the right to close or extend this position depending on application numbers, therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application at their earliest opportunity.
GCA has a commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and has safer recruitment procedures in place for the selection of staff. It is committed to the principle of equal opportunities; we welcome all applicants and value the diversity they bring.