Head of Geography

Manor House SchoolSurrey

Manor House School is seeking to appoint a Head of Geography on the retirement of the current Head of Department.

The Head of Geography at Manor House School is responsible for teaching Geography throughout the whole of the Senior School.  The aim is to stimulate pupil’s interest in the physical and human environment and to develop a sense of awe and wonder in the world around them, together with a caring sense of responsibility to the environment and people throughout their future lives.  

Reporting to the Deputy Head, the Head of Geography will be accountable for pupil progress and development within Geography. This will include delivering an appropriately balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for all, which is exciting and far-reaching.   

The Key Responsibilities are as follows:

Learning and Teaching 

  • Develop and implement the subject curriculum 
  • Teach an appropriate lesson load, as appropriate to skills and qualifications to the needs of the curriculum 
  • Encourage pupils to pursue Geography courses in post 16 places of study Assess and monitor pupil progress, taking action if intervention is required
  • Organise and oversee a club and revision classes each term

School improvement and quality assurance 

  • Actively inspire and promote Geography throughout the school including supporting or leading Humanities based assemblies (usually twice yearly) Oversee internal assessments and ensure that examinations for Geography are set and administered professionally 
  • Undertake professional development as agreed with school leaders 
  • Be responsible for the development and upkeep of quality wall displays to promote a lively and stimulating environment  

Pupil Support 

  • Work with individuals and small groups to deliver programmes to support learning, liaising with teachers and other staff as required  
  • Meet with parents as necessary  

School Ethos

  • Create and maintain a positive environment which secures good teaching, effective learning, high standards of attainment and good discipline across the department.  
  • Contribute to and promote the development of a positive school ethos and achievement of the seven school values.  
  • Contribute to the extra-curricular programme offering at least one club per term. 
  • Perform additional duties and tasks required for the effective operation of the school as directed by the Headteacher 

For a full job description, and details of how to apply, please read the attached information pack.

Manor House School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people for which all staff share responsibility.  We have an extensive policy regarding safer recruiting practices, which ensures those unsuitable for working with children are identified at the initial stages.  All staff in regulated activity with pupils are identified at the initial stages.  All staff in regulated activity with pupils are subject to the standard pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS check.

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