TEACHER OF GEOGRAPHY – PART OR FULL-TIME
Applications are sought from creative and talented geographers to join the College’s successful and progressive Geography Department. This post would be suitable for a probationer, recently qualified or a more experienced teacher looking for a new challenge. The College and department are committed to providing professional development opportunities for all staff and a full programme of support is available. The start date for this position is as soon as possible or Friday 14 August 2020.
The Geography Department comprises four members of staff, with additional teaching from the Deputy Head. The Department has five purpose built classrooms and a resource/staff base. It is well resourced with all classrooms having interactive LED flatpanels in addition to an extensive collection of maps and books.
Geography is taught as part of a common course to all pupils in First and Second Year. From Third to Sixth Year, National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher courses are offered, with Geography being a popular choice at all levels. Geology and Earth Science is incorporated into the Geography curriculum with further Geology taught as an interest course to S6 pupils.
National 5 Environmental Science is being delivered jointly with the Biology Department for the first time this session and the hope is to run this again in 2020-21. Fieldwork is carried out by all pupils within Scotland, with an additional biennial trip to Iceland for pupils in S4 and S5.
The successful candidate will:
Teach the full range of Geography courses to all year groups using a variety of active
learning and teaching methods and techniques.
Create an effective teaching and learning environment in the classroom which offers
support, encouragement and progression to all pupils.
Employ an appropriate range of assessment strategies as required by departmental,
school and national requirements.
Be proficient in using digital technology to deliver the Geography curriculum in the
classroom and for outside learning, as well as an administrative tool.
Contribute to curricular and cross-curricular developments, including developing teaching
materials and planning courses.
Be able to lead fieldwork activities for all year groups.
Maintain appropriate records of pupil performance and assessment.
Offer commitment and enthusiasm in a department where an emphasis on mutual support
and sharing of ideas is long established.
Contribute to the development and implementation of departmental policies.
Applicants should be registered, or eligible for registration with the GTCS and will be expected to contribute and assist with the extra-curricular activities of the College and take a full part in school life. Salaries are based on SNCT scales with an enhanced RGC allowance.
To apply online send a letter of application including a full CV and details of two referees to Ms F Winter, HR Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, or apply online via our website. If you would like to obtain further details about this role or working at the College please request more information from the HR Department. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 28 January 2020.
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