Geography Teacher (Secondary Section), SAN SILVESTRE SCHOOL

Closing date:


Date posted:
Start date: February 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive package
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Accountable to:  

Head of Geography

Role Responsibilities


The successful applicant will hold a recognised teaching qualification and have a proven track record of effective Geography teaching. Experience of teaching IGCSE and IB diploma is desired. The ability to teach Theory of Knowledge would be beneficial. They will be well organised, hard-working and capable of working collaboratively as a member of a team.  Some knowledge of Spanish would be beneficial but not essential; a willingness to learn Spanish is important.

The Geography Teacher will:

● Plan, prepare and teach.

● Set and mark work, including examinations.

● Manage pupil behaviour and maintain a safe learning environment.

● Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge.

● Assess, record and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils.

● Set high expectations to inspire, motivate and challenge pupils.

● Collaborate with members of the department to prepare and develop schemes of work, sharing best practice.

● Adapt teaching accordingly, knowing how and when to differentiate to help each pupil reach their potential.

Appraisal and professional development

● To participate fully in the school’s staff development and appraisal programs.

● To show initiative and interest in keeping abreast with recent developments in education.

● To take responsibility for continued professional development.

● To undertake job related training as required by the School.

Additional professional responsibilities

● To contribute to the wider life of the school through the school’s co-curricular program.

● To act as a Form Teacher.

● To accompany pupils on trips outside of the school.

● To promote and safeguard the welfare of pupils in line with the school’s child protection and health and safety policies.


● Maintain an understanding of technology and its use in teaching and learning.

● Be a proficient user of Google Suite.

● Use the school supplied technology resources primarily for teaching and learning purposes.

Formal Qualifications

A Geography degree at a good level (essential)

Recognised teaching qualification, such as PGCE or equivalent (essential)

Masters or postgraduate qualification in a related subject (desirable)

Essential Knowledge and Competencies Required

Excellent subject knowledge

Up to date knowledge of educational developments and issues.

Ability to understand and willingness to be committed to the philosophy and ethos of the School.

Ability to effectively manage one’s own time.

Capacity to work unsupervised and use initiative.

Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Dedicated to improving the lives of young people through education

The ability to motivate and inspire young people through teaching

Excellent classroom management skills

A team player 

Creative approach to teaching and learning, adapting to the needs of the pupil

Essential Experience

Experience of teaching Geography in a Secondary school

Desirable Experience

Ability to speak both Spanish and English.

Teaching experience at IGCSE and IB.

Teaching experience in Theory of Knowledge.

Experience of working with EAL pupils (English as an Additional Language).

Other Relevant Information

This position description is a guide only and is not intended to be an exhaustive or exclusive list of the duties attached to this position.

More about San Silvestre School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Av. Santa Cruz 1251, Miraflores, Lima, 15074, Peru. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +51 1 241 3334
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