Head of Geography, Buckinghamshire

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Davenies SchoolBuckinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: 01 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: This role is assigned to the Teaching Pay Group: Leadership and the salary will be £40,000 - £50,000 dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Objectives

  • To foster enjoyment and enthusiasm for Geography
  • To ensure pupil learning and progress 
  • To raise standards of pupil achievement in Geography at all levels
  • To ensure that Geography is a leading department in the School
  • To raise awareness of global geographical issues


Principal Areas of Responsibility 

  • To take full responsibility for the development and strategic direction of Geography as a subject throughout the school
  • Teaching, learning and the curriculum
  • Assessment and monitoring pupil progress
  • Managing resources
  • Leading and managing staff in department
  • Communication; organising events; promoting Geography, including via social media
  • To ensure that all health and safety requirements are met and that equipment is maintained and serviced as appropriate


Key Tasks

  • Teaching Geography up to Common Entrance and Scholarship level 
  • Ensuring that the Geography curriculum is delivered effectively throughout the School in a stimulating and engaging way
  • Maintaining coherent links throughout the School in the teaching of Geography
  • Writing a Departmental Development Plan (annual) and responding to Geography-related items on the School’s Development Plan
  • Updating regularly the School’s intranet, management system and notice boards making Geography an obvious and important area of the School 
  • Regular observation of this subject across the School
  • Maintaining and revising the Geography schemes of work
  • Organising and chairing departmental meetings
  • Keeping records and minutes of departmental meetings
  • Monitoring and developing pupils’ individual development
  • Setting, marking and moderating examinations
  • Organising, recording and reporting on assessments
  • Encouraging the use of IT in Geography, in liaison with the Head of Digital Learning
  • Liaising with Learning Support Teachers and the Director of Studies
  • To lead the teaching of Geography by example
  • To lead professional development in Geography
  • To manage the Geography Department budget
  • Arranging suitable visits and visitors to enrich the curriculum


Additional Duties

  • To be a Form Teacher or Tutor 
  • To carry out duties, as requested
  • To offer two extra-curricular activities 
  • To attend the annual residential trips and termly educational visits
  • To attend at Parent Meetings for the classes taught
  • To attend INSET, as required by the Headmaster
  • To identify INSET opportunities for staff


All staff are expected to demonstrate individual responsibility to safeguard and promote the wellbeing of children and young people.



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More about Davenies School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 4 - 13 years
Address: Station Road, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, HP9 1AA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1494 685400
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Davenies is a day preparatory school for boys between the ages of 4 and 13 where the boys are happy, curious, enthusiastic and kind.   

Aims of the School - Our ethos and philosophy encourages the boys to make the most of their preparatory ...