Teacher of Geography, Newham

Closing date:Expiring soon

Lister Community SchoolNewham

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

An exceptional school: Our vision is a world class education for young people in Newham. Lister is an 11-16 comprehensive school at the heart of its community.  Recognised as one of the most improved schools in the country (DfE, January 2014) this is reflected in our sustained drive to become an Outstanding school with our Progress 8 at +0.27 and our Progress 8 for disadvantaged students in the top 20% of all schools nationally.  

In our December 2018 Ofsted the inspectors found that the school has maintained the good quality of education and  ‘made strong progress in many aspects of the school’s provision‘ since our last inspection in September 2013. Our many strengths are highlighted, including how students are ‘courteous and articulate’ and ‘say they enjoy school and value the wide range of opportunities they are given’. We are very proud that the report recognises our high aspirations, the hard work and good behaviour of our students, and the dedication and commitment of our staff.

The school benefits from a range of external partnerships including becoming the first partner school in the Music in Secondary Schools Trust, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Music Foundation and the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.  

Required for September 2019 – subject to successful completion of recruitment checks.


Salary:  Classroom Teacher’s Pay Scale

We are looking to appoint an ambitious, enthusiastic and highly motivated Teacher of Geography, who will be required to teach Geography at Key Stage 3 and 4 (the successful candidate may also be expected to teach some History, PSHE and RS).

The Geography Department, and the wider Humanities Faculty, is committed to providing high quality teaching and learning for all students.  This post represents an ideal opportunity to work within a forward-thinking, professional team, in a subject area that continues to be one of the most popular option choices at the school.  The department is well resourced, and a range of fieldwork opportunities are offered to students.

At Key Stage 3 students follow a programme of study that covers a range of contemporary geographical issues such as climate change, tectonic hazards, population change and resource consumption, whilst at Key Stage 4 students follow the AQA specification.  

This post provides an excellent opportunity for an NQT or an experienced teacher to develop their career, as well as offering an excellent induction and support programme. The school prides itself on a comprehensive staff development programme, focusing on excellent teaching and learning.

Lister Community School welcomes visits from candidates, please contact Jackie Young.   If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Teacher of Geography then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at:  http://www.lister.newham.sch.uk/vacancies/  or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311.  

Completed applications must be returned to the school at the above address, or by email to: jobs@lister.newham.sch.uk

Applications are required by 10.00 am on Monday, 25th February 2019

Interviews:  Friday, 1st March 2019

We will acknowledge receipt of all application forms. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please do not assume that your application has been received.  Due to high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.

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More about Lister Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: St. Mary's Road, Plaistow, London, E13 9AE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 84713311
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Lister Community School is situated in Plaistow, east London, and is a specialist school in Music and Science. We are a mixed comprehensive secondary school and welcome both students and staff from a diverse multicultural background. With almost 1,35...