TEACHER OF GEOGRAPHY
Inner London Pay Scale inclusive of Upper Pay Scale
Required from September 2019
Sacred Heart High School (described by Ofsted in 2017 as ‘exceptional’) is one of the top 100 non-selective state funded schools in England based on our current GCSE results with 93% gaining 5+ standard passes including English and Maths. The school’s A-Level results, following the opening of a Sixth Form in September 2013, are just as outstanding with 62.7% achieving A*-B and 89.8% achieving A*-C. Our school also leads the successful West London Teaching School Alliance.
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the school and we wish to appoint a full-time Teacher of Geography. The candidate must be an outstanding, focused and motivated individual who can lead the pupils to achieve far beyond their own expectations. The successful candidate must have passion for their subject and a desire to develop this in others. They must be eager to advance their own teaching skills and develop professionally as well as being keen to share ideas with their colleagues within this dedicated team. A willingness to contribute more widely to the extra-curricular life of the school is expected.
Geography is an extremely popular subject within the school. At GCSE over 50% of pupils choose geography as one of their options. The department is comprised of two full time teachers and the Head of Department role is shared between two part time members of staff. The Teacher of Geography will inspire pupils to learn every day and support other teachers and leaders in this area to produce the best possible lessons and activities that engage and challenge every pupil, including offering enrichment to enhance and deepen subject knowledge.
Geography is an outstanding department that achieves excellent examination results. In 2018, 93% of GCSE pupils (cohort of 87) achieved 4+ with 83% gaining 5+ and 44% achieving levels 7-9. At A Level students achieved an 80% achieving A*-C with 70% awarded A*-B.
The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 21st May at midday, with interviews scheduled for Thursday 23rd May.
SHHS is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service certificate will be requested for the successful candidate in accordance with Safeguarding Children and Safer Recruitment in Education legislation.