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Head of Geography

Monkton Combe SchoolBath and North East Somerset

Monkton is seeking to appoint a full time Head of Geography from September 2023 to teach throughout the senior school (Years 9 to 13) and lead a successful and forward-thinking department. As a dynamic and ambitious teacher, you are seeking to develop in a school which grows fruitful people through innovation and a commitment to professional growth, and which prioritises relationships over systems.

You will share our vision for fostering a love of lifelong learning, both for students and teachers. You will be passionate about delivering an excellent holistic education and have a commitment to individuals, seeing this as the basis for students to flourish. You will see education as lighting fires rather than filling pails as well as the vital part that a proactive pastoral approach plays in a student’s development.

In addition to teaching an academic timetable, all staff at Monkton are involved with the wider life of a busy boarding-ethos school. Co-curricular activities go far beyond those clubs and societies which are closely connected with a teacher’s academic subject and all staff play a rich pastoral role with both day and boarding pupils. As such, a full-time teacher will coach or support two terms of sport, or equivalent - eg CCF, drama, community service - have a tutor group, supervise an evening work period once a week in a boarding house, and run a co-curricular activity. Applicants should make clear in their application how they would see themselves contributing to school life in these wider ways; applications which focus solely on classroom practice are likely to be less successful.

The salary offered is in accordance with the Monkton Combe Teaching Staff Salary Scale.

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