Subject Leader – Geography

Abbey Grange Church of England AcademyLeeds

Reference: AGA109

Abbey Grange is a thriving, highly successful and over-subscribed 11-18 Church of England convertor Academy which serves communities right across the city of Leeds. Our students come from all over the city to receive an education in which we all work together to challenge them academically, support them pastorally and help them develop socially and spiritually. Abbey Grange is part of the Abbey Multi Academy Trust.

Our goal is to become an outstanding Academy that delivers on our mission - In Partnership to 'Educate, Nurture and Empower' and we are well on our way to achieving this. Ofsted graded us a 'good' school in February 2017 and we celebrated our GCSE results in 2019 with 72% of our students achieving 9-4 in English and Maths, and an above average Progress 8 score of +0.26.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, energetic and forward-thinking Subject Leader of Geography to lead our busy and vibrant department. The successful applicant will have excellent subject knowledge, a track record of delivering excellent student achievement, the ability to teach inspirational lessons across the ability range and Key Stages from KS3 to KS5 consistent with this popular subject. As Subject Leader you will have the drive, skills and experience to develop the department to its full potential and be willing to contribute to the wider life of the Academy.

As a Subject Leader we will nurture, challenge and support you throughout your career here at Abbey Grange.

You will be:

  • A routinely good/outstanding teacher with the ability to teach all aspects of Geography at KS3/KS4 and KS5
  • Able to encourage and enthuse students to achieve their full potential
  • Inspirational to colleagues and students – sharing best practice
  • We can offer:
  • An Academy and Geography Department that will allow you to be inspirational, creative and play an active part on our journey to becoming ‘outstanding’
  • Tailored CPD with a commitment to support your career ambitions
  • A Department which welcomes new ideas with energy and enthusiasm

This is a genuinely exciting time to join our Academy. If you are looking to join an Academy with happy positive and polite students and staff, then we want to hear from you.

Whilst we would normally welcome visits to the academy,

given the current situation we are facing regarding COVID-19 we are unable to

accommodate this at present, however if you would like to ask any question

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Abbey Grange C of E Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Equality and Diversity

Abbey Multi Academy Trust promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds and Calderdale. We are committed to creating and sustaining a positive and supportive working environment for our staff, and an excellent teaching and learning experience for our students. We aspire that staff are equally valued and respected, and students are encouraged to thrive academically.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and students. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

We acknowledge the following basic rights for all members and prospective members of our community:

  • to be treated with respect and dignity
  • to be treated fairly with regard to all procedures, assessments and choices
  • to be encouraged to reach one’s full potential

These rights carry responsibilities and we require all members of our community to recognise these rights and act in accordance with them. In addition, we will comply with all relevant legislation and good practice.

No individual will be unjustly discriminated against. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 19th May 2021 at 8am.

To apply please download recruitment pack and email completed application form to: Recruitment Team

Interview date: TBC

All applications will be acknowledged within 24 hours. Should you fail to receive confirmation of receipt please call 0113 2757877.

We will contact successful candidates after the closing date with details of the interview process.

Abbey Multi-Academy Trust is robust in promoting the safeguarding of children and is rigorous in its recruitment checks. An enhanced disclosure from the DBS will be required for this post.


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