Head of Geography, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow


Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS or UPS + TLR 2.1 (£2,799) + Outer Fringe Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Required for September 2020 start, this is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your career, implement new strategies and lead our already successful Geography department within our Humanities faculty. The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher, experienced in raising attainment with strong leadership skills and full of energy and enthusiasm for their subject.

Leventhorpe is a successful, oversubscribed Business and Enterprise Academy with keen and respectful learners. It was rated ‘Outstanding’ in all 5 categories by Ofsted in 2012. We are an accredited Teaching School; currently Leventhorpe is also the lead school for School Centres Initial Teacher Training within the Bishop’s Stortford Educational Trust (BSET).

To be successful, you will:

  • have a passion for the teaching and learning of Geography
  • have excellent subject knowledge
  • be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school
  • have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students
  • be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress

In return, we can provide:

  • a positive working environment in a heavily oversubscribed school with an excellent academic record and high standards which places strong emphasis on student learning and achievement
  • a large Sixth Form of which a significant proportion choose to study Humanities, exceptionally dedicated colleagues and enthusiastic students 
  • first-rate personal career development with high local and regional profile through our training school status
  • subsidised Nuffield fitness gym membership
  • excellent facilities. In recent years Leventhorpe has experienced an intensive capital build programme, including a £6 million Sports Complex (sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, all-weather pitch and floodlit tennis courts), £1 million Learning Resource Centre, re-modelling of Design & Technology facilities, £150k annual investment in ICT provision. To accommodate our expanding roll, a further £7m investment  has been secured to build a new, state-of-the-art Performing Arts and English block (opening February 2020) alongside a brand-new Science and Sixth Form block
  • judged Outstanding in all respects in January 2012
  • priority admission for children of staff after a qualifying period

For further information and to apply, click the Apply link.

Closing date:  25th February 2020 at noon

Interviews will take place the following week.

Leventhorpe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure is required for all successful applicants.

More about Leventhorpe
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Cambridge Road, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 9BY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1279 836633
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