Part Time Geography Teacher, Blackpool

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Blackpool Sixth Form CollegeBlackpool

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £22,937 to £38,364 per annum (£11,468 to £19,182 for a 0.5 FTE role)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Based within the department of humanities, geography is taught at A level. The subject is seeing a growth in popularity, attracting a high percentage of gifted and talented students. Some choose to progress to study geography at university, with many gaining places at Russell Group universities.

You will be joining us at a time where we are investing in the department and there will be opportunities to be a part of its growth and development. We are also currently working with our local high schools to share good practice and encourage progression to the college.

Students undertake field work as part of their study programme and there is an opportunity for those students progressing to A2 to visit Sorrento and explore the theory of plate tectonics by visiting Mount Vesuvius.

You’ll be working with a genuinely enthusiastic and ambitious group of young people studying on a range of courses. That enthusiasm is resulting in some remarkable results: Last year, our A level pass rate rose to 99.6%, and 67.4% of our students gained a top grade. We also have consistently high student progression to positive destinations (HE, apprenticeships or employment), in excess of 98%, with many of our students gaining places at high and highest tariff universities.

These achievements – and the fact that we have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted - are a credit to our high-performing teaching and pastoral teams. In return for their efforts, we offer excellent opportunities for training, professional development and career progression. As the first sixth form college to be awarded Teaching School status and as a part of the Fylde Coast Teaching School Alliance, we also share best practice as we shape the future of teaching and support the educational leaders of the future.

Whether you’re experienced or newly-qualified, you have the commitment, passion and belief to deliver an exceptional learning experience. Then bring your talents to Blackpool Sixth – and enjoy all the support you need to achieve your professional goals.

You can look forward to a superb working environment, with a new £27 million campus boasting purpose built classrooms and state-of-the-art facilities. What’s more, our team is developing its use of advanced technology.

The Blackpool Sixth Form College welcomes applications from NQTs. This a permanent 0.5fte position over 3 days, opportunity for additional hours may arise. Please also provide details of any additional subjects that you are able to teach and to what level.

To find out more and apply, please visit, please note we will only be accepting online applications for this vacancy which must be submitted via our website. 

Closing date: 24th January 2018, 9am

Interviews: 31st January 2018

Unfortunately, due to the large numbers of applications we receive, we can only contact you again if you have been selected for interview. Whatever the outcome of your application, thank you very much for the interest shown in working at The Blackpool Sixth Form College.

Blackpool Sixth is fully committed to equality of opportunity for all and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all learners, staff and visitors.  All staff will be carefully selected using recruitment and selection procedures designed to emphasise the college’s commitment to safeguarding. All posts, including volunteers, are subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

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More about Blackpool Sixth Form College
Phase: Further Education
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Blackpool Old Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 7LR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1253 394911
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