Teacher of Geography

Bolton School Boys' Division Senior SchoolBolton

Required for September 2021

We hope to appoint a well-qualified graduate in Geography who is able to add to and complement the strengths of the department.  The position may suit a trainee teacher, a newly qualified member of the profession, or someone with more experience; in each case the successful candidate will be a strong classroom practitioner who is able to infuse others with a love for Geography.   A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School is essential, with all staff playing a part in this important aspect of the pupil experience.

Bolton School is a large, thriving, academically selective school, situated in an attractive, prosperous part of Bolton and with easy access to some of the nation’s finest cities and countryside. Together, the Boys’ and Girls’ Divisions offer pupils single sex education in a co-educational environment – ‘the best of both worlds’.

With 2,300 students on site, Bolton School is one of the largest independent day schools in the country.  It is situated a mile or so from the town centre in a pleasant wooded campus, surrounded by 32 acres of playing fields.   Serving a wide area of the North West through more than 20 coach routes, the School has for many years offered some form of fee assistance to a substantial proportion of its pupils.  At present, 1 in 6 boys have fee assistance.  The school prides itself not only on its academic tradition, but on the immense range of other activities which are vigorously pursued both in and beyond the school day.   

The Geography Department consists of four full time specialist Geography teachers and two other full time members of staff who contribute to the teaching of the subject. There are specialist geography rooms which are well-equipped with PC access and modern audio-visual facilities including apple TV. The department has fostered links with local universities and the Manchester Geographical Association.

Geography has four periods per fortnightly cycle in Years 7 and 9 and three periods per fortnightly cycle in Year 8. The department runs a lunchtime club for lower school pupils which aims to facilitate their interest in the subject. It is a popular GCSE choice in Years 10 and 11, with almost three quarters of the cohort choosing Geography as an option. Boys study the AQA A specification, with an average of 60% of the boys achieving grades 7-9. There is field work in the schemes of work for each year group which takes place in a variety of environments. Every three years the department embarks on an international tour of Iceland during the October half term. 

At A-Level, students follow the AQA Specification with an average of 85% A*- B grades. The department has consistently gained significant value added scores. Pupils are taught by Geography graduates, who are not only passionate about their subject, but are also experienced AQA examiners. Consistently the vast majority of candidates score their best or equal best A-Level grade in geography and the department has enjoyed success in recent Oxbridge places attained. A significant proportion of A-level pupils will continue their studies in Geography or a related course at university level.

For further details and to apply online for the position please visit the School website.

Closing date for applications: noon on 19 April 2021

Interviews will be held on 26 April 2021

Bolton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Check for Regulated Activity.

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