Geography Subject Leader, Barking and Dagenham

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Robert Clack School of ScienceBarking and Dagenham

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS (Inner London) plus TLR1a
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Required for September 2020 we are looking for an enthusiastic, inspirational and innovative teacher to lead our Geography department.  Robert Clack School is expanding in September 2020 with the opening of a third site, therefore this is an exciting opportunity to become part of a growing school.  

We deliver a challenging and engaging Geography curriculum, which provides pupils with the opportunity to learn about the physical, environmental and human aspects of the subject.  From KS3 onwards, pupils participate in field work studies to enhance their understanding of the human and physical geographical environment.  At KS3 pupils are taught about the earth, weather systems, environments, continents and natural hazards in order to understand how they work and how the actions of people play a fundamental role in the preservation of our planet.  We ensure that pupils learn key geographer skills, which can be developed further at KS4.  At KS4 Geography is growing in popularity and the GCSE course focuses on geographical issues and an investigative approach towards the need for careful management of both human and physical environments.  During their studies, pupils learn to understand different viewpoints, values and attitudes, while refining their problem solving and decision making skills, all crucial to ensuring that they are equipped with the necessary knowledge to pursue careers in industry and business.  At KS5 pupils study human and physical geography in more depth, while completing their investigations and coursework during a four-day fieldtrip.

You must be committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning, while securing outstanding progress for all pupils.  We will consider applications from highly effective classroom teachers who aspire to become a Subject Leader as well as current Subject Leaders.   


The right candidate for us will be someone who can demonstrate: -

• An ability to lead, challenge and motivate a large and growing department;

• Experience and knowledge of teaching Geography within a secondary school (ages 11-18);

• Excellent curriculum knowledge and how to sequence the skills and knowledge needed;

• A record of / commitment to outstanding teaching and securing high levels of pupil progress;

• Experience of or a commitment to wider school responsibilities;

• Exceptional interpersonal and organisational skills;

• Qualified Teacher Status;

• An appreciation and an understanding of a school at the heart of the community.


Robert Clack School of Science is one of the most successful schools in the UK and is soon to become one of the largest schools in the UK. 

Reasons to join us:-

Our Pupils: The exemplary behaviour of our pupils is always commented upon by visitors to our school. Our pastoral system is second to none, reinforcing the values and ethos of the school. Pupils understand the importance of mutual respect, compassion for others, discipline, hard work, high expectations, and aspirations.

Success: We are hugely oversubscribed with a large Sixth Form. Through our provision of a broad and balanced curriculum, and an extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities, our pupils achieve excellent academic, social and cultural outcomes, despite living in an area of significant disadvantage.  At the end of Year 13, our pupils go on to top University destinations, including Oxford and Cambridge.   Many have progressed to employment via apprenticeships or in a variety of industries. 

Working Conditions: Our pupils need the best quality teachers in the classroom and we support our teachers through enhanced PPA time, minimal bureaucracy, supportive departments, pastoral teams and the leadership team.

Professional Advancement: We believe in training, developing and supporting teachers and support staff.  Many of our teachers trained at Robert Clack; a number are former pupils of the school, including the Headteacher. We have a Silver award for our CPD from the Teacher’s Development Trust, Investors in People Bronze award and the one time that we entered the Sunday Times Best Public Sector Company we were ranked first for Leadership, My Company and Personal Growth.  If you are ambitious, motivated and above all an excellent teacher, there are plenty of opportunities for you to develop at Robert Clack School.

HOW TO APPLY:

To view more information about Robert Clack School, please take a look at the school website.  If you would like to apply for this position please refer to the Job Description, Person Specification and download the application form which is available with the TES.  Please submit your completed application form via the TES or to: office@robertclack.co.uk or via the TES.

CVs only will not be accepted.  They will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed application form.

INTERVIEWS TO BE HELD: March 2020

Robert Clack School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Successful applicants must be willing to undergo identity checks, checks with past employers and an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.



More about Robert Clack School of Science
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: (B) Upper Site, Gosfield Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM8 1JU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 82704200
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Robert Clack School is immensely proud of its excellent reputation in providing the highest quality education to its pupils.  We are committed to delivering a broad and balanced education, one which appreciates the importance of academic qualifi...