Head of Geography, Barnet

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East Barnet SchoolBarnet

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR on the Outer London Pay Scale +TLR 2B £4,531
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

A great place to LEARN

A great place to WORK

East Barnet School has a historic legacy, first opening in 1937 with only 200 pupils. As an extremely popular school with 1,400 students currently on roll, the school moved to a brand new state-of-the-art modern building in September 2010.

The school has a good staff retention and morale is high, attributed to clear structures in place which enable disruption free learning.  There is a broad and balanced curriculum and well-being is a top priority.

East Barnet School has an outstanding reputation in the local community and is significantly over-subscribed in all year groups including the Sixth Form which is consistently ranked in the top 10% of the country.

What we offer:

  • Geography is a popular subject  taught by a team of excellent teachers who value team work, innovation and  creativity. 
  • Department members are committed to delivering engaging lessons  that support and challenge students to   progress. 
  • Disruption free learning.

What you offer:

  • You will have the ability to manage and lead teachers delivering KS3, KS4 and A Level. 
  • You will be passionate about your  teaching and committed to working together, sharing ideas and developing  resources.
  • You will have the ability to use formative and summative data to improve learning in line with the Faculty.
  • Commitment to the 'growth mindset'.
  • You will have commitment to undertake the role of a Form Tutor.

Benefits of working at EBS:

Professional Development 

  • The school is committed to growth mindset and the professional development of all colleagues.  East Barnet School is part of the North London Teaching Alliance (NTLA), providing a wealth of CPD opportunities such as the 'outstanding teacher' programme, which complements the extensive in house CPD offered.
  • Leadership and Coaching programmes are particularly useful for staff new to the school or new to post. Coaching allows you to discuss issues and anxieties in a confidential setting, separate from any assessment or performance management process. 
  • Well Being is a school priority and time is set aside to ensure colleagues are able to maintain a positive whole life balance. 
  • We have received several awards in recognition of our personal and professional development of staff. 


  • Serviced by great train, underground and bus transport links (Northern line, Piccadilly line and overground (High Barnet) station and all are  within walking distance). 
  • Being based in the outskirts of London means we benefit from a more rural location and cheaper housing prices whilst being only a short train journey into the centre of London. 
  • For those who drive, we have an ample free car park, and we have bike racks for those who choose to cycle.      
  • There are plenty of local shops and supermarkets in the surrounding area around the school, and a great view across East Barnet from our floor to ceiling panoramic Library window.

Working atmosphere 

  • Behaviour and safety were judged to be Outstanding at the last  full OFSTED inspection (2012).
  • Very supportive, family  atmosphere amongst staff.


  • State-of-the-art  school building which was opened in September 2010.
  • Extensive grounds and modern outside sports facilities.

Come and visit

We would love to show you in person what we can offer. Please contact Carole Furneaux on 0208 344 2100 to arrange a visit or to find out more information about the Geography  Department.

EBS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment

Job location

More about East Barnet School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Chestnut Grove, East Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 8PU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8344 2100
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East Barnet School first opened in 1937, but has only had four Headteachers in its 76 years of operation. We now have a state of the art modern building which opened in September 2010 and was designed in close consultation with staff and students to...