From the Headmaster
Barnard Castle School is seeking an outstanding individual to be a full-time Teacher of Geography for our thriving day and boarding school, which has remained at the forefront of girls’ and boys’ education for over 130 years. Whilst the school retains a strong academic record, its focus continues to be on developing life skills and nurturing each individual character. This is something that as a school, we take great care and pride in.
Geography is an important subject in the school and the department has a good record of academic results in public exams. There is an annual trip to Iceland as well as a number of fieldwork visits in the UK. Barnard Castle is particularly well-situated to take advantage of its stunning natural surroundings: the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District and North Yorkshire coast are all within easy access, not to mention the immediate environment of beautiful Teesdale and Weardale.
This role could be suited to newly-qualified teachers and more experienced practitioners alike. The ability to teach lessons in another Humanities or a related subject to KS3 level may be an advantage, as would a willingness to contribute to our extra-curricular programme, including Games.
Barney is an exciting and hugely rewarding place to be, and I look forward to receiving your application.
Geography at Barney
All pupils study Geography in Years 7 to 9 and in most years about half of all pupils in Years 10 and 11 select it as a GCSE option. It is also popular in the Sixth Form, and external exam results at all levels are very good, with candidates following the AQA GCSE and A Level specifications.
More information about the role can be found in the job description and person specification.
If you feel that you can meet the above requirements then please submit a letter of application along with the Barnard Castle School application form to the Headmaster. Only applications containing the requested information will be considered.
Closing date: 9am, Monday 27th January 2020
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 3rd February 2020