Teacher of Geography
£28,098 to £46,829 (includes ILA, pending pay award increase)
Required for January 2018
This is a great opportunity to join a highly successful school as part of a friendly and very hard working department. Established as a brand new school in 2002, we moved into our award-winning £30 million accommodation in 2005. The school is located within easy reach of central London via the District Line and yet just minutes by car from the Essex countryside.
In May 2013, Ofsted described the school as good with outstanding leadership and governance. They stated that JRCS offers “an exceptionally caring and challenging education to enable all its students to ‘ACHIEVE’.” The report also stated that the promotion of students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding and takes into account students’ equality of opportunity. OFSTED also said that “teaching in the sixth form is consistently good or better”. The school is highly over-subscribed with well over 1,100 expressions of preference for the 300 spaces available in Year 7 for next year. This summer we achieved our highest ever KS5 results and over 57% of our Year 11 students achieved A*-C grades in English and Maths. The results achieved by academic and vocational Sixth Form students remained significantly above national averages.
Geography is a subject growing in popularity at JRCS. Currently we have over 150 students study the GCSE course in Years 10 and 11. The department is committed to learning outside of the classroom and runs educational visits in all key stages; these have included trips to Walton on the Naze and Trewern (an outdoor education centre on the Welsh borders). The department is a friendly, close-knit team; our work is built upon the principles of enthusiasm, challenge and achievement and we would warmly welcome a new member of staff who subscribes to those values. Candidates should be prepared to teach across all key stages. The department is fully staffed with a highly committed and effective team based in a suite of dedicated rooms, all equipped with projectors and visualisers.
High quality induction, including a two week NQT school-based immersion programme in July, is available to all staff at JRCS as part of our strong commitment to continuing professional development.
Please log onto our website www.jorichardson.org.uk for further details about the school, this post, a link to our recent Ofsted report and the application process itself. All applications should be made online by clicking the ‘Apply Now' link. Please contact Margaret Stone on email@example.com if you wish to arrange a visit to the school.
JRCS 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 applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Closing date: Midnight, Wednesday 18th October 2017
Interviews: Tuesday 31 October 2017
Headteacher: Ges Smith
Patron: Rt Hon Baroness Betty Boothroyd
Castle Green, Gale St, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN