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
Closing date: Wednesday 16th October 2019
Interview Date: Friday 18th October 2019