Teacher of Geography (maternity cover), Gloucestershire

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Sir Thomas Rich's SchoolGloucestershire

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Start date: September 2018 or January 2019
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

About us

Founded in 1666 as the Blue Coat Hospital, today Sir Thomas Rich’s is a progressive grammar school for boys in years 7 to 11, and young men and women in the sixth form.  Rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas by Ofsted, we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools in the county and we are proud of our long-standing reputation for academic and sporting excellence.  The School attracts high-ability, talented students and offers a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities. 

We believe that students thrive in an atmosphere of respect, care and support. Teachers and support staff work hard to promote this ethos and to make sure that every pupil feels that they are a valued member of the school community. High quality pastoral support is key to this aim, and we work closely with parents to develop positive relationships with families and help students achieve their full potential.  

Our accomplished teachers use their skills and in-depth subject knowledge to inspire, encourage and support our students in their journey through the School, laying firm foundations for academic excellence at GCSE, in our Sixth Form and beyond. Our students typically achieve ten or eleven GCSEs, mostly at the highest grades, and three or four A-levels, mostly at grades A*, A and B.    

Located on the edge of the city of Gloucester in the heart of the south west, Sir Thomas Rich’s is just a couple of minutes’ drive from Junction 11 of the M5. The beautiful Cotswold towns of Cheltenham and Cirencester are easily accessible and there are excellent public transport links to the nearby cities of Cardiff, Birmingham and Bristol.

The role

Geography is a popular and very successful subject at Sir Thomas Rich's. We aim to develop pupils’ interest in the world around them through engaging lessons and participation in fieldwork. The department comprises six teachers who are passionate about Geography and enjoy challenging and engaging the pupils. We have four specialist classrooms well-resourced with ICT, books, periodicals, videos and fieldwork equipment.

About you

One of our team is looking forward to her period of maternity leave and therefore this fantastic opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated, outstanding graduate to teach Geography temporarily, from Key Stage 3 up to GCSE. This one-year fixed term post would be equally well suited to an ambitious NQT or a more experienced teacher, willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the School.  We offer exceptional opportunities for professional development.  For the right candidate, we would consider part-time hours.

To apply

If you wish to be considered, please complete the application form and a separate letter of application explaining your suitability for the post.  The inclusion of your CV would be welcome.  Please forward your application via the TES portal, send to The Headmaster, Sir Thomas Rich's School, Oakleaze, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF or email to info@strs.org.uk.

Closing date: 9.00 am, Monday 25 June 2018       

Informal visits to the School are encouraged.  For further information, please contact Jane Morton, Headmaster's PA and HR Manager, via jem@strs.org.uk.

This post is subject to an enhanced criminal record check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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More about Sir Thomas Rich's School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Oakleaze, Longlevens, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 0LF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1452 338400