Teacher of Geography, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

Queens' SchoolHertfordshire

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

The role is to deliver high quality teaching and learning so that all students achieve as an individual and makes progress with appropriate support, motivation, care and guidance.

Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge students by:

  • establishing a safe and stimulating environment for students rooted in mutual respect

• setting goals that stretch and challenge students of all backgrounds, abilities and dispositions

• demonstrating consistently the positive attitudes, values and behaviour which are expected of students

• maintaining a well-managed classroom

Promote good progress and outcomes by students by:

• being accountable for student’s attainment, progress and outcomes

• being aware of student's capabilities and their prior knowledge and plan teaching to build on these

• guiding students to reflect on the progress they have made and their emerging needs

• demonstrating knowledge and understanding of how students learn and how this impacts on teaching

• encouraging students to take a responsible and conscientious attitude to their own work and study

• providing in their lessons appropriate and timely intervention to enable all students to make good progress

Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge by:

• planning and preparing courses and lessons

• teaching according to the educational needs of students, including the setting and marking of work to be carried out by the student in the school and elsewhere

• assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of students.

• fostering  and maintaining students’ interest in the subject and addressing  misunderstandings

• demonstrating a critical understanding of developments in the subject and curriculum areas and promoting the value of scholarship 

• demonstrating an understanding of and taking responsibility for promoting high standards of literacy, articulacy and the correct use of standard English, whatever the teacher’s specialist subject 

Plan and teach well-structured lessons by:

• imparting knowledge and developing understanding through effective use of lesson time 

• promoting a love of learning and students’ intellectual curiosity 

• set homework and plan other out-of-class activities to consolidate and extend the knowledge and understanding students have acquired in a regular and systematic way, providing feedback

• reflect systematically on the effectiveness of lessons and approaches to teaching

• contribute to the design and provision of an engaging curriculum with the relevant subject area(s)

 Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all students by:

• knowing when and how to differentiate appropriately, using approaches which enable students to learn

• by having a secure understanding of how a range of factors can inhibit student’s ability to learn, and how best to overcome them

• by demonstrating an awareness of the physical, social and intellectual development of students and know how to adapt teaching to support student’s education at different stages of development 

• having a clear understanding of the needs of all students, including those with special educational needs

Make accurate and productive use of assessment by:

• knowing and understanding how to assess the relevant subject and curriculum areas, including statutory assessment requirements

• making use of formative and summative assessment to secure students’ progress

• using relevant data to monitor progress, set targets and plan subsequent lessons

• giving students regular feedback, both orally and through accurate marking and encourage students to respond to the feedback

• participating in arrangements for preparing students for public examinations and in assessing students for the purpose of such examinations; recording and reporting such assessment and participation in arrangements for students’ presentation for examination 

Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment by:

• having clear rules and routines for behaviour in classrooms and taking responsibility for promoting good and courteous behaviour both in classrooms and around the school, in accordance with the school’s behaviour policy

• having high expectations of behaviour and establishing a framework for discipline with a range of strategies, using praise, sanctions and rewards consistently and fairly 

• maintaining good relationships with students and exercising appropriate authority 

• managing classes effectively, using approaches which are appropriate to students’ needs in order to involve and motivate them

 Fulfil wider professional responsibilities by:

• making a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school by promoting and supporting students involved in extra-curricular activities, eg. clubs, trips/visits 

• developing effective professional relationships with colleagues, knowing how and when to draw on advice and specialist support

• deploying support staff effectively 

• taking responsibility for improving teaching through appropriate professional development, responding to advice and feedback from colleagues

• communicating effectively with parents with regard to students’ achievements and well-being

• participating in meetings as appropriate e.g. tutor meetings, staff meetings, Parents’ Evenings

• attending whole school events e.g. Presentation Evening

• attending assemblies, registering the attendance and supervising students

• providing cover for absent colleagues as appropriate 

• contributing to the tutoring programme as required







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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Aldenham Road, Bushey, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD23 2TY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1923 224465
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Queens’ School was formed in 1969 as a result of the amalgamation of Alexandra School, founded in 1901 and Bushey Grammar School, founded in 1950.  Bushey Grammar school, originally called Watford Central School, was established in 1912. Both sc...