Head of Geography, Bishop's Stortford

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Bishop's Stortford CollegeBishop's Stortford

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: College Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent

Are you looking to be the Head of Geography (Senior School) within a friendly and vibrant Independent School?  

Bishop’s Stortford College is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people.  We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with the best facilities.    

At the College, we are aware that it is the people who make this possible. It is their energy, imagination and enthusiasm that creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere for both pupils and staff to enjoy.    

The Senior School   

Bishop’s Stortford College Senior School is, in the words of ISI inspectors, ‘an exceptional learning community’ - a place where children, as they enter the teenage years, have wonderful opportunities to become confident, well-rounded and interesting young men and women who take with them the qualifications, skills, adaptability and respect for others to thrive in the world beyond school.  

Ensuring this process of all round growth – academically, morally, spiritually, athletically and creatively – is our aim. Every pupil is encouraged, taught and challenged to fulfil his or her true potential by being immersed in an environment of discovery and wholehearted participation.  

Senior School pupils enjoy increasing freedom in choosing how they spend their time, with our highly regarded and extensive activity programme, in addition to outstanding sport, music, visual art and drama opportunities, the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and numerous clubs and societies. The breadth of opportunity is simply stunning even by independent boarding school standards.  

The College Houses are a central part of life for all Senior School day pupils and boarders. The strong sense of belonging and level of care between pupils across the year groups, and between pupils and staff, make Bishop's Stortford College a very special place to be.  

The Post  

An outstanding opportunity to lead an innovative and successful Department, which offers supportive and experienced colleagues working within a well-resourced Departmental area with exceptional G.I.S. facilities.  

Salary according to qualification and experience is above national average.   

The position becomes available from the start of the Autumn Term, September 2018.    

Application Process  

The offer of appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.  

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the College’s Child Protection Policy is available on the website https://www.bishopsstortfordcollege.org/.  

The closing date for applications is Monday 15th January 2018, interviews will be held either week commencing 22nd January 2018.  A completed application form, letter of application and curriculum vitae should be sent by email to hr@bishopsstortfordcollege.org, or by post to:  

HR Department 

Bishop's Stortford College 

10 Maze Green Road 

Bishop’s Stortford 


CM23 2PJ  

And if we still haven’t tempted you…  

We also reward all our employees with a fantastic range of benefits, which include access to the Teachers’ Pension scheme, use of our state-of-the-art College Gym and Swimming Pool, parking onsite and a free lunch during term time!   

Here’s what some of our employees have said about the College…..  

‘At Bishop’s Stortford College, there is a willingness to help each other and a shared commitment to helping pupils’  

‘You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College’   

‘Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication.  We are a close-knit team who help one other’

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More about Bishop's Stortford College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 13 - 18 years
Address: Senior and 6th Form, 10 Maze Green Road, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2PJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1279 838578
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Bishop’s Stortford College is a mixed, selective, Christian all-through school without nursery and with sixth form, situated in the market town of Bishop’s Stortford in Herefordshire. It is an independent school with the option of being a day student...