Teacher of Geography, Barking and Dagenham

Closing date:New this week

Goresbrook SchoolBarking and Dagenham

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary (above Inner London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Do you want to be part of a team that is creating a transformational all-through school? Do you believe that every young person has the potential to gain an A* at A-level, and go on to rigorous academic study in a highly competitive University? If so, join Goresbrook School.


Goresbrook School opened in September 2014, with three classes of Reception children, and has made a tremendous progress. As a new all-through school, Goresbrook has a rare opportunity to innovate, and create a superb, continuous learning experience for children from 3-18 years. Our Primary school opened in September 2014, and our Secondary school opened in September 2016.


We have the children; we have the brand new state-of-the-art building; we now need you! If you are passionate about your subject, and are excited by rigorous and innovative curriculum design, we are the school for you. You are very welcome to visit us, even if you don’t end up applying for the post. We are 20 minutes on the tube from Mile End, and just 15 minutes’ drive from East London. We love to have people visit, to participate in children’s learning and see what we offer our children.


Do you want to be part of a team that transform the lives of young people?

Teaching is an art form. It requires an unrelenting dedication to refining your craft. This is at the core of everything we do at Goresbrook. For this reason, it is a very special place to work. All of us are passionate about growing (getting better at what we do through careful reflection and deep thought). All of us are committed to working as a team (we know that far more can be achieved through working together). We each have an unrelenting belief that the stubborn link between poverty and academic achievement can be overcome through the creation of an exceptional school.

 The Humanities department aims to ensure that students have a well-rounded picture of the factors that influence the world that they live in, and what they can do to impact future change. We believe that as young social scientists, our students are change makers for the future. We currently offer History, Geography, Religious Education and Citizenship Education. Our curriculum is academically rigorous and mapped backwards from an A* at A-level. Lessons are engaging but challenging, giving students the opportunity to continuously re-visit and recall critical knowledge and apply this to a range of contexts. We believe that learning is most effective when students are forced to think deeply. We encourage students to draw on all elements of their learning for 'big picture' questions.  As leaders in the classroom, we too consider ourselves as learners and work as a team to continually reflect and develop our practice in order to deliver high quality teaching and learning.

As a dedicated and inspirational Teacher of Geography, you will be instrumental in developing the vision for the department as we begin to prepare for Key Stage Four. If you have excellent subject knowledge and are passionate about Geography, if you are reflective in your approach to teaching and leading, if you want to make a lasting impact on students and believe that all students have the capability to succeed, we would love to hear from you.


What we offer:

•Clear purpose. We are all here to make a real difference to students lives

•Lots of opportunities to observe others and receive feedback. We have an open door policy and place Teaching and Learning at the centre of what we do. We never grade lessons and all feedback is developmental

•An environment in which student behaviour is exemplary. Teachers can teach and students can learn

•Curriculums that are designed in order for pupils to achieve mastery of both content and skills. We have a strong focus on core knowledge and use cutting-edge insights from cognitive science and educational research to ensure that content is retained over time

•Year groups of 120 students. We are a small school and pride ourselves on knowing our students

•Very minimum of two hours curriculum time for each subject area allowing teachers to know students next steps

•Weekly in-school CPD, including a tailored NQT programme

•External CPD programmes, including NPQML and NPQSL

•Opportunities for promotion and development


 We currently have 360 students, years 7, 8 and 9. In September 2019, we will have 480 pupils.  We will continue to grow each year until we are at full capacity, 720 students including our Sixth Form. Whether you are an outstanding experienced teacher looking for a new challenge, or trainee teacher seeking your first role, you will play a key part in the School’s development.  You could play a part in leading and shaping the vision and future of our school for many years to come.


If you align with our vision, values, and are committed to ensuring that ‘disadvantaged’ does not dictate educational outcomes, then you will greatly enjoy working at Goresbrook.


You are very welcome to visit us, even if you don’t end up applying for the post. We are 20 minutes on the tube from Mile End, and just 15 minutes’ drive from East London.


United Learning

Goresbrook School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.


United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Ripple Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 6XW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 597 6666
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Goresbrook School is a fantastic new school in Dagenham, offering children a transformational education from 3-18 years within a brand new state-of-the-art building.

Our Primary school has been open since September 2014, and as a result of our remarka...