Teacher of Geography, Kent

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Ashford SchoolKent

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Geography: Maternity Cover 

Full time post required for September 2019

We are seeking an inspiring and highly able teacher to join this successful faculty.  Geography is a compulsory subject for pupils in Years 7-9 and a popular option at GCSE and A level. There is considerable scope for someone with imagination and drive to contribute to the development of their subject within an outstanding Humanities Department dedicated to the needs of students.  This is an excellent opportunity for a dynamic and well-qualified teacher; the post would suit an experienced teacher, NQT or a recent graduate wishing to train as a teacher. The applicant would ideally need to be able to teach Geography throughout the Key Stages, although we will consider a Geography specialist able to teach up to KS4.

With a top honours degree from a leading university in Geography and, ideally, experience of independent education, you should be capable of stretching students of high ability as well as supporting students across the ability range.  Personal engagement, ability and drive are essential. You need the imagination, commitment and ambition to challenge and inspire students to enjoy the subject and the insight and enthusiasm to convey its intricacies at the highest levels. You should be familiar with IT and its use as a tool for learning, teaching and administration and be prepared to develop your skills further.

The successful applicant will be expected to build on our successful, engaging approach and will have the scope to develop it.  Responding to the needs of the individual student – be it preparing for examinations in after-school classes or guiding the most able through the Oxbridge process – is at the heart of the faculty’s ethos.  The faculty contributes to the broader co-curricular life of the school with visits abroad and locally as well as seminars.

Teachers at Ashford School enjoy a welcoming, comfortable and well-resourced environment and are provided with assistance from a range of support staff.  All teachers act as tutors and are expected to contribute to the busy co-curricular life of the school. 

Salary by negotiation and dependent on skills, attributes and qualifications of the successful candidate. Approved arrangements are in place for Newly Qualified Teachers or graduates wishing to train. The school provides extensive opportunities for employees to develop personally and professionally.

To apply visit: https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1647731?cid=1567

Closing date: 12 noon, Wednesday 26 June

Interviews: ASAP

Note - We reserve the right to interview and offer to a strong candidate prior to the closing date. It is strongly recommended that candidates submit their applications as soon as possible 

Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational, independent day and boarding schools, having twice been voted Independent School of the Year.  The School was endorsed as excellent in every category during the most recent inspection.  Ashford School is a Teaching School, only one of a small number of Independent Schools in the UK.

Ashford School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life-changing education across England. As a group, we achieve more by sharing than any single school could. 

Ashford School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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More about Ashford School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: Up to 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: East Hill, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8PB, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1233 625171
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 Ashford School is one of the UK's leading coeducational independent day and boarding school, founded in 1898, and voted Independent School of the Year 2010/2011.  The school was endorsed as outstandingly successful in every category during...