Lead in Geography, Hackney

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The Petchey AcademyHackney

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Salary: TBC

Location: Hackney 

Outstanding Teacher wanted for an exceptional school! The Petchey Academy is seeking to appoint dynamic and motivated staff to work at this academy, where there are good opportunities for career advancement supported by strong CPD. 

We are currently recruiting for a Lead Teacher of Geography. Geography at The Petchey Academy has a high profile with an established team of three specialist teachers. Our uptake at KS4 has increased by over 300% over the last 3 years due to constant innovation in our KS3 curriculum and engaging lessons across all year groups.

Next year the Petchey Academy will be moving to a 3 year KS3, and we will be making the change from Pre-U to A Level at KS5, with Y12 starting the new course in September. With this in mind, we are looking for a leader to support the team through these changes and ensure there is an engaging and well-designed curriculum being taught to all year groups. 

This post represents a superb career opportunity for a motivated professional who wants to challenge and engage pupils across the full 11-18 age range, who has a passion for designing an innovative and creative curriculum. 

The successful candidate will have:

· Qualified Teacher Status, with a proven track record of successful attainment of KS4 and KS5. 

· You will be an excellent, enthusiastic and experienced classroom practitioner with the ability to Lead Geography across all Key Stages.

· The ability to motivate pupils to achieve excellent examination results, and raise participation. 

· The ability to enthuse and inspire students with a love of Geography.

· The desire to work collaboratively as part of a large and demanding team. 

· Be keen to drive the development of related extra-curricular activities and partnerships.

· Enjoy working in a challenging but highly rewarding environment and be flexible in response to the day-today requirements of a large, busy academy.

The Petchey Academy, under the patronage of Jack Petchey is dedicated to enabling young people to aspire and succeed. We have adopted his motto and encourage our students to truly believe “If I think I can….I can!”

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend The Petchey Academy, then we are keen to hear from you.

We can offer you: 

• The opportunity to be part of a growing Academy in the centre of Hackney’s thriving community 

• Excellent facilities and resources for all colleagues and students 

• Excellent professional development opportunities and opportunity to grow within the academy

• An excellent benefits package 


The Petchey Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

All successful applicants will be requested to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

A Section 128 check will be carried out on individuals applying for any role that retains or has been delegated any management responsibilities under the terms of a direction made by the Secretary of State for Education. 


The Petchey Academy is committed to promoting equality for all students and employees. Every individual will be treated with courtesy and respect and their contribution to the learning process will be valued.

If you are seeking a challenging and rewarding position, enriching the lives of the students who attend The Petchey Academy, then we are keen to hear from you.

More about The Petchey Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, London, E8 2EY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7275 1500
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