Teacher of Geography, Hertfordshire

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Bishop's Stortford CollegeHertfordshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers Payscale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Appointment of a Teacher of Geography

Are you looking to work within a friendly and vibrant Independent School? 

Bishop’s Stortford College is a place of learning that provides an outstanding range of opportunities for developing well-rounded, skilful and happy young people.  We pride ourselves on doing this in a beautiful environment with the best facilities. 

 At the College, we are aware that it is the people who make this possible. It is their energy, imagination and enthusiasm that creates the opportunities, experiences and very special atmosphere for both pupils and staff to enjoy.  

The Senior School 

Bishop’s Stortford College Senior School is, in the words of ISI inspectors, ‘an exceptional learning community’ - a place where children, as they enter the teenage years, have wonderful opportunities to become confident, well-rounded and interesting young men and women who take with them the qualifications, skills, adaptability and respect for others to thrive in the world beyond school.

Ensuring this process of all-round growth – academically, morally, spiritually, athletically and creatively – is our aim. Every pupil is encouraged, taught and challenged to fulfil his or her true potential by being immersed in an environment of discovery and wholehearted participation.

Senior School pupils enjoy increasing freedom in choosing how they spend their time, with our highly regarded and extensive activity programme, in addition to outstanding sport, music, visual art and drama opportunities, the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme and numerous clubs and societies. The breadth of opportunity is simply stunning even by independent boarding school standards.

The College Houses are a central part of life for all Senior School day pupils and boarders. The strong sense of belonging and level of care between pupils across the year groups, and between pupils and staff, make Bishop's Stortford College a very special place to be.

Our teaching staff are fully involved in life at the College.  Taking part in extra curricular activities is an important part of the teacher role.  The Senior School is open Monday – Saturday.

The Post

We are looking to recruit a motivated, resourceful Teacher of Geography to join the department from September 2020.

Geography at the College is a popular option choice, with 165 students in eight classes following the GCSE course, whilst the A-level students are currently organised into five classes.  We are excited at the prospect of welcoming a new colleague into the Department and will look to accommodate any subject specialism where possible e.g. the use of GIS in the classroom.

Applicants will have the ability to teach to A Level as well as being highly organised, empathetic and have the ability to work under pressure. Strong IT and communication skills are essential. 

We welcome applications from NQTs and experienced teachers.

Application Process

The offer of appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A copy of the College’s Child Protection Policy is available on the website.

The closing date for applications is Friday 21st February at 9.00am with interviews on Friday 28th February. A completed application form, letter of application and curriculum vitae should be sent by email to recruitment@bishopsstortfordcollege.org, or by post to:

Mrs A Hunter

HR Department

Bishops Stortford College

10 Maze Green Road

Bishops Stortford


CM23 2PJ

And if we still haven’t tempted you…

We reward all our employees with a fantastic range of benefits, which include access to the pension scheme, use of our state-of-the-art College gym and swimming pool, parking onsite and a free lunch during term time!

Here’s what some of our employees have said about the College…..

‘You have the space and ability to draw on your own character and strength within the College’ 

‘Staff are supportive and helpful and there is good communication.  We are a close-knit team who help one another’

Bishop's Stortford College is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; references will be taken prior to interview and an enhanced DBS check is required. To this end, robust Safeguarding processes and procedures are in place to support families, pupils, staff and volunteers. In compliance with the sharing of information guidance/best practice, any concerns are passed to designated teachers, trained in Safeguarding.

More about Bishop's Stortford College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: 10 Maze Green Road, Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, CM23 2PJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1279 838575
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