Teacher of Geography, Durham, County

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King James I AcademyDurham, County

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational teacher who demonstrates expertise and commitment to teaching and learning in Geography. The successful candidate will focus relentlessly upon giving students across all key stages opportunities for success both within and beyond the classroom as well as providing stimulating and engaging learning experiences. The position provides the opportunity to be part of a committed department who work exceptionally well as a team. Geography is one of the most popular subjects in King James for students in Key Stage 4 and 5 

Working at King James I Academy will provide the opportunity to join a dedicated team of staff whose mission is to become an outstanding academy that develops successful, well rounded, socially mobile and confident young people who can contribute effectively to the global community.  

The school became a standalone Converter Academy in June 2011 and has benefitted from being part of the Government’s PSBP initiative. Our state of the art buildings opened in January 2014 and these excellent facilities have supported the development of a range of innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Due to the academic success of the Academy, our reputation and the number of students on roll continues to grow; 3 more classrooms have recently been constructed with further plans for additional teaching space in September 2019.

Over the last three years, students have achieved positive outcomes in all year groups, building on the success of previous years.  In 2018 results in KS4 placed us in the top third of Durham schools, based upon the Progress 8 measure; and in 2017 the progress of learners in our Sixth Form placed us at the top of all non-selective sixth forms in the North East of England. Teachers have worked very hard to achieve improvement and we are justifiably proud of our school and our students. 

We are now looking to recruit a talented, ambitious and creative practitioner to work in our Geography Department. We need an NQT or experienced teacher who is a team player, resilient, willing and able to learn and with excellent organisational and communication skills. Most importantly we need a teacher who takes pride in building relationships with students and believes strongly in the ability of all students both within and beyond the classroom.  You will be able to inspire and motivate colleagues and students alike. You will be supported through a bespoke and individually tailored induction or NQT programme as well as being given opportunities and support for further career and professional development. The opportunity for an appropriately qualified candidate to teach Geography in the Sixth Form would be considered. 

Closing Date: Monday 14th January 2019 (Mid-Day)

Interview Date: Wednesday 23rd January 2019 

Please ring or email the Academy for an application pack. If you would like to arrange an informal visit please contact Ben Pearson (kingjames@kj1a.com) or on 01388 603388. Please note that completed applications must be returned to the above email address or by post to King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ by the closing date. 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding children.  All candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to the welfare and safety of children and young people.  Any offer of employment will be conditional upon receipt of two supportive references and the successful completion of pre-employment checks.

King James I Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7JZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1388 603388
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