The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) have an exciting opportunity for a full time dynamic, inspirational and well-qualified teacher of geography for maternity cover to join our successful department from September 2018 with an anticipated end date of June 2019.
The geography department was referred to as a beacon department by HMI. This position has been achieved by consistently deploying a variety of exciting, varied and often experimental teaching styles so that our pupils feel involved, stretched and inspired. Geography is taken by all pupils up to Year 9. At GCSE it is an options subject and numbers are high.. currently there are close to 140 pupils in each GCSE year. In the sixth form there are currently 6 A level sets, with about 50 pupils in each year group. Academic results are excellent. The pass rates for GCSE over five years is 100% and last year over 80% passed at grade A* or A. At Advanced Level the pass rate over the same period has been 100% and last year 75% achieved grade A or B. In recent years the numbers of pupils going on to study geography related degrees has flourished, including success at Oxbridge entry.
Curricular field work is a vital part of our activities and is all departmentally run. Pupils in KS3 experience a range of trips to establish and develop their questioning approach towards field work. At GCSE there are two field trips to contrasting environments. In the A2 year we carry out a residential field course which in recent years has been based in Switzerland.
If successful, you will be joining a strong cohesive team of committed enthusiasts. You will have strong classroom management skills and will be expected to play a full part in this busy department. This position is also suitable for NQT’s.
Colleagues have the opportunity to participate in the wide range of co-curricular activities available within the school and to support the house system.
There are also a range of generous non contractual benefits available including salary sacrifice schemes and access to the school gym and pool.
Full details of the post are shown in the job description and person specification on the school’s website. www.gsal.org.uk Application is by completion of the online GSAL application form.
Closing date: by 08:00 on Tuesday 8 May 2018
Interviews will be held: w/c 14 May 2018
In addition to formal interviews there will also be an opportunity for short-listed candidates to see around the school and meet members of the department. Part of the interview procedure will be to teach a lesson. Details will be made available with the call to interview. All short listed candidates will be provided with lesson briefs.
GSAL is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.
GSAL is an equal opportunities employer, selecting employees solely on merit irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.