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Head of Geography

Head of Geography

St Joseph's Catholic College


  • Expired
St Joseph's Teacher Pay Scales (£22,467 - £38,248 pa) & RA3
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
23 September 2017

Job overview

Responsibility Allowance (RA3) £5,000 

St Joseph’s is a successful oversubscribed Catholic college in Swindon. Our aim is to reflect the Christian values proclaimed in the Gospel by providing a caring community in which young people can grow as balanced individuals, morally, intellectually and spiritually. We want our students to leave the College with good academic qualifications. We hope they will be resilient young people who are responsible for themselves and the effects their actions have on others. To achieve these aims we need the very best staff. People who share our vision of the potential we see in our young people and are passionate about giving them the opportunity to learn to be the best they can be.

St Joseph’s Catholic College is an educational community with a focus on high aspirations. We are seeking to appoint an outstanding, enthusiastic and ambitious teacher for the post of Head of Geography. You should be highly motivated and ambitious and able to lead the development of these subjects. This role will involve responsibility for the Geography Department. You will be able to enthuse and motivate our students with your passion for the subject and creative teaching. This post provides an excellent opportunity for an experienced teacher to develop their career. The position has a Responsibility Allowance 3 of £5,000. 

You will be: 

• An aspiring leader 

• An excellent classroom practitioner with a proven track record of inspiring and motivating others. 

• Able to plan strategically for success, with the ability to evaluate progress and outcomes. 

• Able to coach, encourage and enthuse students and colleagues, with a track record of positive impact. 

• Willing to go above and beyond to deliver at the very highest levels in helping to lead the College in its priority areas. 

The College offers the following: 

• Distinct, inclusive ethos 

• Excellent behaviour and learning environment 

• Many and varied opportunities for personal development 

• GCSE 5 A* - C pass rate consistently above National Average 

• A highly regarded training, induction and support programme 

You can access our college website to download an application form and further details of the post, or contact HR by phone on 01793 714200 or email

Please submit your application form and covering letter to the Principal. 

Closing date: Sunday 24th September 2017  

Interview date: W/C 25th September 2017

St Joseph’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and all posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring certificate All employees must respect and support the aims and objectives of our Catholic College, applications are not limited to those of Catholic faith.

The College workplace is currently under represented in individuals from ethnic minority groups. We would welcome applicants from these backgrounds and may use positive action as part of the recruitment process.

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About St Joseph's Catholic College

St. Joseph's is indeed a unique place to be for both students and staff. It is a high achieving, multi-cultural College where raising aspirations is seen not only in terms of academic achievement but more importantly as a preparation for its students to be active, caring, fulfilled citizens in an ever changing world.

Learning and teaching along with personal development and wellbeing continue to be priority areas at the College for all our students from Year 7 through to Year 13.

There is a high emphasis placed on the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) of our staff as we realise the importance that this has in both raising aspirations and impacting on students’ achievements. This year the focus is on ‘Gifted and Talented’ training.

The College now has its own Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Students and parents can now access College resources and information. I believe this is leading to improved communication between students, parents and the College.

St. Joseph's is a truly special place where every child really does matter. At St. Joseph's we have always considered ourselves as a family, ultimately wanting the best for each other. I hope that it will continue to be a College that succeeds in its aim to enable students to fulfil their infinite potential by being an innovative, energising place for both students and staff.

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Applications closed