Geography Teacher, Kent

Closing date:

OneSchool Global UK Maidstone CampusKent

Date posted:
Start date: September 19 or sooner
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £23,720 - £39, 406 FTE, DOE
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Focus Learning Trust is part of the OneSchool global network, one of the most extensive and progressive networks of schools and educational support services in the world. With schools in 20 countries worldwide, our 9,000 students are benefiting from the amazing results of global collaboration and cutting-edge educational methods

Our small and friendly team at our Linton Park Campus have an opportunity for a Geography Teacher to join the team on a part-time (0.6 FTE), permanent basis, supporting students across KS3 and KS4, with the potential to teach KS5 at a future date if required. You will possess a strong understanding of how children learn, you will be adept at navigating our students to see and lead through challenges in their learning, so they make the best possible progress in each and every lesson..  

Focus Learning Trust operates a flipped and self-directed style of teaching and learning which involves the use of pre-recorded video tutorials, online self-directed learning assignments via our ‘Canvas’ Learning Platform, as well as live video conferencing classes, small group and one to one scenarios. The monitoring of student progress and timely provision of appropriate feedback and individual support is regarded as essential to ensuring the success of the role.

N.B. Visits prior to application are warmly welcomed so you can come and see for yourself what makes Focus Learning Trust such a special and unique place to work

N.B. This position is open to NQTs.

Key Responsibilities:

• To plan, implement and monitor schemes of work, lesson plans and student Self Directed Learning assignments for subject.  Each lesson plan is to indicate which outcomes will be addressed in the lesson and what resources will be used, in line with the FLT subject curriculum

• To ensure the Self Directed Learning philosophy of the school is present in the opportunities presented to the students

• To develop and fully utilise assignments and tasks centred on the school virtual learning environment (Canvas) including homework, quizzes and discussion forums

• Use a wide range of resources and extracurricular activities to provide students with a broad range of activities and experiences in keeping with the School’s guidelines

• To set targets, based on prior attainments, and undertake effective, informative marking which will extend and develop all students

• To keep appropriate records of progress and attainment of students for use in planning and for reporting accordingly to parents

You will: 

• Have Qualified Teacher Status and a degree or similar Geography related qualification 

• Possess recent experience of teaching Geography to KS3 – KS5

• Knowledge of GCSE Geography exam specifications

• The ability to teach Geography at A Level

• Have a proven and demonstrable record of highly successful classroom-based practise

• Have a good grasp of technology and its use in education

• Be relentlessly positive, with a ‘can do’ attitude 

• Have a diverse set of skills which will enable you to be flexible working in the classroom and our learning centre

• Be an innovative and reflective practitioner who is keen to learn

• Committed to improving the life chances of every child 

• Respect the schools Ethos and Values

We offer:

• Modern approach to teaching via Self-Directed Learning

• Supportive staff, Trustees and an involved community who are committed to school improvement, who will work with you to achieve your goals

• Students who are enthusiastic and highly motivated with a love of learning

• Active and committed parents and carers

• A competitive salary including a staff laptop along with Teachers Pension contributions

• Excellent premises and lovely grounds providing an excellent learning environment 

• The opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of our students

• Professional support from Focus Learning Trust, equivalent to 100 hours per academic year, with up to 30 hours at our Teacher Academy - our brand-new skills centre which is driving progress in learning and teaching throughout Focus schools

For more information about Focus Learning Trust or specific information relating to our Campus please visit: www.focus-school.com or follow us on LinkedIn at Focus Learning Trust

For an informal discussion or visit to the school please contact the School Business Manager, Mrs Debbie Gilbertson on 01622 740825, or email flt.recruit@focus-school.com for an application pack.

Closing Date for application forms:  Friday 29th March 2019

Interviews will be held week commencing: TBC

NO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES PLEASE

Focus School Linton Park Campus is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education 2018 and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 7 - 18 years
Address: Heath Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 4HT, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1622 740820
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OneSchool Global UK Maidstone Campus (formerly Focus School Linton Park Campus) is an independent, all-through, co-educational, non-selective school for children aged 7-18. It has a strong Christian ethos and there are 214 pupils on its roll. Linton ...