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Teacher of Geography

Batley Grammar SchoolKirklees

Batley Grammar School is a “good school” (Ofsted Oct 2018) and we continue our school improvement journey to become an outstanding school. We aim to combine our traditional ethos and culture together with a modern approach to teaching and learning. Visitors regularly comment about the friendly atmosphere and calm, purposeful learning environment being quite palpable. “Staff are proud of their school ….”; “It is a place where pupils can indeed ‘believe, grow and succeed”; “Pupils are committed to learning, they are respectful in classrooms and they try their best”; “Your school is a calm place to be, and a happy place to learn”. (Ofsted October 2018) At Batley Grammar School we value staff who take a pride in their work and in the school and who are willing to contribute fully to the life of the school including its extra-curricular programme. We are part of the Batley Multi Academy Trust, whose sole purpose is to provide an outstanding education through our family of schools. Batley Multi Academy Trust currently comprises Batley Girls’ High School, Upper Batley High School, Batley Grammar School, Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School and Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School.

The Discover Faculty incorporates Geography, History, Religious Studies and Business Studies. Led by the Director of Learning for Discover, the faculty comprises a range of subject specialists who also spend some time working in other faculties where appropriate. The majority of Discover staff teach at least two subjects, and the faculty places great value on this versatility.

Geography is taught to Y7 pupils, alongside History and Religious Studies, as part Integrated Humanities course, spanning seven periods a fortnight with a single teacher. This Integrated approach has proved very popular with students and has allowed staff increased opportunities for collaboration across the faculty. Y8 Geography is taught on a carousel basis with other Humanities subjects, led by subject specialists and in Y9 move into Humanities sets with 3 lessons a fortnight. GCSE Geography uptake is traditionally very strong with six classes currently across Years 10 and 11, due not least of all to the excellent results and progress that students of the department have consistently achieved in recent years.  The department is well-resourced, the main classrooms being equipped with an interactive whiteboard and variety of physical materials to support teaching to a high standard. In addition, the department is increasingly integrating technology into its teaching both inside and outside of the classroom. The department continue to develop a range of enrichment for students and are always keen to seek out new opportunities. 

The post would suit an ambitious, energetic and rigorous teacher, keen to bring their own brand of imagination and excellence to the Geography department in order to continue its strong record of achievement. A commitment to working alongside colleagues in the Discover faculty to continually enhance our provision for our learners is a must, as is the flexibility to undertake some teaching outside of Geography as required. A willingness to develop the extra-curricular provision of the faculty would also be welcomed.

 The school offers:

• A strong leadership team committed to staff development and student outcomes;

• An excellent reputation for extra-curricular opportunities, qualities we wish to preserve;

• A particularly hard working and positive team of staff;

• Supportive parents and governors and delightful students and pupils;

• A comprehensive induction programme;

• Further opportunities as we develop within Batley Multi Academy Trust

If you meet the criteria above then we would be thrilled to hear from you.

Please apply by completing a Batley Multi Academy Trust application form and a Personal details and Equal opportunities form, available at www.batleymat.co.uk or by contacting the Human Resources department on 01924 350081/ recruitment@batleymat.co.uk, for consideration by our selection panel.  

Closing date for applications is Thursday 4th March 2021.
Interviews expected to take place w/c 1st March 2021.

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