Head of Department - Geography
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR 2c
Full Time Permanent
Required for September 2021
Rickmansworth School is an 11-18 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective academy with nearly 1400 students on roll, increasing to around 1575 students over the next five years. Academic results are strong at KS4 and KS5 with the vast majority of students securing their first choice university destinations.
The School is in a very strong, stable financial position with over £4m recently spent on school expansion including a new Sixth-form centre, performing arts theatres and an Innovation & Design Centre. The School is also supported extremely well by a fantastic PTA and Foundation. Our outstanding staff well-being programme includes fortnightly well-being periods, access to our fitness suite and swimming pool, flu vaccinations and complimentary eye tests.
Our students enjoy learning and are an absolute pleasure to teach. We believe every child deserves the best and we aim to achieve excellence in all aspects of school life.
About the Department:
At KS3 students develop a wide range of skills through studying a number of topics. Where possible topics are delivered using a variety of case studies from all over the world, often with the student’s digital device at the heart of the learning.
At KS4 Geography is a popular and successful option. In recent years, approximately half of students achieved a grade 7-9 following the AQA syllabus. We consistently have 4 teaching groups in Year 10 and 4 groups in Year 11 (over 200 students in total).
At KS5 Geography is an increasingly popular option at A Level. We currently have 2 teaching groups in Year 12 and 1 teaching group in Year 13 (over 60 students). 92% of our students have achieved grades A*-C in the last three years following the AQA A Level syllabus. The department has developed a high level of expertise in the NEA component of the A Level course also.
Extra-curricular provision and field trips form a strong part of the ethos of the Department. We have traditionally offered an annual visit to Iceland and a week-long residential field course is a regular fixture in our A Level calendar.
This role would provide an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and outstanding Geography teacher who wishes to further develop their career in a successful school with outstanding behaviour.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and are an equal opportunities employer. Applicants must declare any criminal convictions and submit to a check with the Disclosing and Barring Service as the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Application forms and further details can be obtained from the website www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk, by calling the School on 01923 773296 or by email to email@example.com.
Deadline for applications: 08:00 13 April 2021
Interview date: w/c 26 April 2021
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 18 years