Head of Geography, Devon

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St James SchoolDevon

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS Plus TRL2b
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

St James School is seeking to appoint a Head of Department for our Geography department from September 2020 or a potential opportunity of starting in April 2020.   This is an exciting post that will offer you the chance to shape and deliver our Geography curriculum and a growing department. For the right candidate there will also be the opportunity to work across the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust as Director of Geography, which will form part of this role.  

As Head of Geography you will be an inspiring leader with the energy and creativity to motivate a team, lead by example and challenge students to achieve the best possible outcomes.  

The successful candidate will:

• Be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a track record of excellent outcomes

• Have excellent curriculum knowledge and be outward facing 

• Be a passionate and innovative advocate for Geography

• Be totally committed to improving the life chances of young people

• Be a KS4 specialist in Geography

Our staff are incredibly committed and passionate about all that they do and are rewarded with weekly coaching, bespoke CPD, in-house career progression opportunities and regular staff-wellbeing events.  Ofsted judged us to be a strong Good in our inspection in January 2018, but clearly acknowledged that we were on a clear trajectory to achieve Outstanding in the near future. 

We want to be the best; we want to offer the best, we want our students to achieve their best.  If you share our passion, vision and drive and are prepared to go that extra mile to support our students, then we would welcome your application.

We would welcome visits to the school prior to applications, should you wish to arrange one please contact Emily Harper, Deputy Headteacher by email ejh@stjamesexeter.co.uk 

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivery outstanding outcomes for every pupil, regardless of background. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our pupils.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Summer Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX4 8NN, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1392 209922
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