Teacher of Geography, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire

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Heckmondwike Grammar SchoolHeckmondwike, West Yorkshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: To reflect teaching experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About Us:

At Heckmondwike Grammar School our motivation is for our students to enjoy their school days and to become thoughtful, articulate, confident and responsible members of society. In order to achieve this we rely on our staff to work closely with students, parents and teachers to provide a supportive community, keeping the well-being of our students at the forefront of everything we do.

The Role:

If you are an innovative, enthusiastic and passionate teacher of Geography, then this will be the job for you. This post provides a unique opportunity to work within a high-performing and growing 11 to 18 school with a large sixth-form and exceptional students. With an intake of approximately 550 post-16 and 210 in next year’s Year 7, Heckmondwike Grammar School is a dynamic place to be. We are also expecting the significant addition of a new £1.1 million sixth form centre nearby, ready for September 2018.

We would like to appoint an outstanding teacher of Geography. Typical achievement in Geography is 66.7% at grades A*/A at GCSE. At A-level 51.7% attained grades at A*-B. The department is innovative, high-performing and extremely supportive. An ability to teach all examination classes and the willingness to offer both human and physical geography would be an advantage.

Consideration will be given to both experienced teachers and NQTs who wish to develop their teaching expertise in an outstanding school.

For the Geography department at Heckmondwike, commitment, enthusiasm, flexibility and a sense of humour are important qualities.

You will need:

- to believe in our values of generosity, resilience, integrity and tolerance

- to be a reflective practitioner wanting to develop and hone your craft to the highest level

- to be an inspirational teacher and leader who builds excellent relationships and motivates students

In return we can offer:

- eager and committed students who are keen to learn and progress

- working as part of a creative and supportive team, who are driven to support and challenge our students

- very well equipped specialist classrooms

- a learning-centred school where the best possible practice is the priority

- opportunities to develop as a teacher and as a leader

- a vibrant, supportive community of like-minded professionals


Specific responsibilities are set out in a detailed job description. 

In addition to this, teachers at Heckmondwike Grammar School are expected to be effective professionals who challenge and support all pupils to do their best. Teachers at Heckmondwike Grammar School should inspire confidence, build team commitment and engage and motivate their pupils. They should think analytically about their work and take positive action to improve the quality of pupils’ learning. They will encourage high standards of academic and personal achievement and be a good role model for the students in the school. They will make an active contribution to the policies and aspirations of the school and their department. 

Why Should You Apply?

Heckmondwike Grammar School is a unique school, with students who are eager to learn, keen to know more and want to enjoy their educational experiences. It is exceptional in many ways: a very diverse school community that produces results of the highest quality. We work effectively with the young people, really care about them and their futures and have an ultimate success measure of enabling them to proceed to where they want to go. Excellent relationships between staff and students are the norm, expectations are high and students perform very well as a consequence.

In return, we offer a competitive salary and membership of the teacher pension scheme.

The closing date for applications is 8am Monday 26th March 2018

Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing Monday 16th April 2018

If you would like further information about the Geography department and this role before applying, please contact Chris Evans – Faculty Leader (Explore) 

How Should You Apply?

If you are interested in this position then please visit the vacancies section of our website. http://www.heckgrammar.co.uk/online/about/vacancies/current-vacancies/

To be considered for this post candidates MUST complete and submit the school's application form.

If you wish to organise a visit to the school please contact Louise Daddy, HR Director on 01924 402202.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references, a six month trial period, and an enhanced DBS disclosure.

We are an equal opportunities employer.


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More about Heckmondwike Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: High Street, Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, WF16 0AH, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1924 402 202
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