Head of Geography, Baldock

Closing date:

The Knights Templar SchoolBaldock

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £23,719 - £39,405 per annum (MPS/UPS), plus TLR 2b (currently £4,530pa)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We require for January 2020 an enthusiastic and well-qualified teacher of Geography to lead a thriving and successful department. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to teach to all levels and abilities, and will be joining a committed and well-resourced department. We would expect them to be experienced at teaching  the subject to A-level standard,  competent in a variety of teaching and learning strategies, and to contribute to the continued development of the department.
 

We are looking for a Head of Department who:

  • Believes in young people.
  • Is dynamic, innovative and inspirational in the classroom.
  • Is keen to lead and work alongside an established, highly motivated team.
  • Is passionate about their subject.
  • Ensures all students succeed and are able to achieve their maximum potential.
  • Has the ability to teach outstanding lessons across the age range.
  • Is committed to raising standards of attainment.
  • Sets high expectations of themselves and their students.
     

In return we will offer you:

  • An excellent range of CPD opportunities for staff.
  • A professional, hardworking and supportive team of staff with the capability and desire to raise student achievement even further
  • Stability among teaching and support staff which brings both experience and commitment to our school community
  • Supportive governing body and a senior leadership team that encourages a large degree of autonomy for middle leaders
  • Enthusiastic students who are willing to learn and are proud of their learning environment
  • A community school in the pretty market town of Baldock, 33 miles north of London, within 30-40 minutes of both Cambridge and London by road or train. 
  • Extra-curricular sporting facilities for staff
  • Discounted Sports Centre Membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers (subject to recent Government changes)
     

In September 2017, Ofsted graded the school as “good” and they commented that ‘You have high expectations for pupils, which permeate throughout the school and which have a positive impact on the progress pupils make from their different starting points.’

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Closing Date: 9am, Monday, 7th October 2019
Interviews: w/c 14th October 2020 

Application packs are available to download from the school website. Completed application forms, along with a covering letter (no more than two sides on skills and strengths relating to the post) to be returned via TES website or by email to vacancies@ktemplar.herts.sch.uk



More about The Knights Templar School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Park Street, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 6DZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1462 620700
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“The Academy motto “Courage and Courtesy” is evident in the excellent relationships between all students and with adults.” (Ofsted) 

Knights Templar School is a very successful school, sitting at the heart of the community in Baldock, Hertfordsh...