Teacher of Geography, Kirklees

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Spen Valley High SchoolKirklees

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS / UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Geography 


Salary: MPS/UPS (suitable for NQTs)


Required for September 2019 (or sooner)


Governors are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Geography to join our school on a permanent basis from September 2019. We are seeking a colleague who has a good understanding of the challenges our young people face growing up in today’s world yet is aspirational for them and will work hard so they can achieve their very best.  Someone who is committed, shows grit and resilience and will work hard for our students. You need to enjoy working with young people and believe it is a privilege to be a teacher.  A colleague who can take the initiative but who is also a real team player. The post is open to both experienced and newly qualified teachers. You will be fully supported by a committed staff team with a tailored programme of CPD to support your development and drive your career aspirations and goals.


Your new school


Spen Valley High School is very proud to be local comprehensive school with a genuinely inclusive ethos. As part of the Spenborough Cooperative Trust it has strong links with other local schools and good community links. Spen Valley is a successful school, having been judged GOOD by Ofsted in January 2017. However, we are not complacent and all stakeholders are committed to working together to ensure that we continue to provide our students with a full educational experience that enables them to become successful adults.


Your new department


The Geography team consists of 3 specialist staff led by a Lead Teacher. The department deliver the AQA GCSE Geography Specification. The progress of students within geography has been strong for a number of years with all students choosing from either geography or history at the end of Year 9.


Our exciting future


This is an exciting time to join Spen Valley High School as we build upon our many strengths and develop a truly coherent provision for our students. We were delighted to welcome our new Headteacher in September. She has 17 years’ experience in senior school leadership with the last 7 as a Headteacher.  She is committed to building on our strong foundations as a community school and is determined to improve outcomes for all students and staff.  We are confident that new teachers joining us will feel welcomed and happy.  


To have an informal, confidential discussion and to find out how to apply, please contact Paula Read at Hays Education on 0113 200 3710 or email paula.read@hays.com  


The closing date for all applications is Tuesday 30th April at 9am.

Interviews to be held week commencing 6th May


All employees are required to promote and actively support the Council’s responsibilities towards safeguarding. 




More about Spen Valley High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Roberttown Lane, Liversedge, West Yorkshire, WF15 7LX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1924 405451
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