Teacher of Geography, Sheffield

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Firth Park AcademySheffield

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


Firth Park Academy is proud to be featured on CBBC’s series Our School 3, which highlights the successful transition students make into Year 7 at our school and shows the positive characteristics of our wonderful, exciting community. Our school is:

Rated a ‘Good’ school in every area by Ofsted (February 2019).

Proud to have exceeded the National and Sheffield average for Progress 8 achievement.

Winners of more Sheffield Children’s University Awards for extra-curricular learning than any other school in our city.

A richly diverse community with students speaking more than 30 home languages.

A leading school in our trust – Academies Enterprise Trust – the largest trust in the UK with more career development opportunities than any other.

We love to help our students learn and value the staff who help them do so, thanks to:

An outstanding ‘Teaching school standard’ professional development programme for staff at all stages of their career.

A ‘3 in 3 years’ leadership development programme for all interested high-quality staff. This promises staff a TLR responsibility, bursary support toward Masters completion if required, and mini-secondment at a partner AET Academy to grow our future leaders. 

A staff social and sporting committee who promote regular opportunities for well-being and team building.

We are seeking a motivated and creative teacher of Geography, with a genuine passion for bringing the best from every single student to join our team.

Are you:

  • An outstanding practitioner, or who wishes to develop outstanding practice
  • Has a love of learning and high expectations of student’s achievement and behaviour
  • Has excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
  • A strong team player who will work in partnership with staff, governors, parents and the wider community

Do you have a real passion for Geography which inspires students?  This is your opportunity! Join our brilliant Humanities department from September 2019 at Firth Park Academy and benefit from the following:

Fantastic CPD, there is a wide range of personalised opportunities to develop your practice and further develop your career. As a team we support and challenge each other through meetings, peer observation, mentoring and team planning.

Opportunities to join a career development programme in line with your professional development.

As a team we pride ourselves on our team spirit, we regularly share good practice and collaboratively plan lessons.

You will be joining an excellent team of teachers in a key faculty area comprising a Director of Learning for Humanities, and a team of skilled subject specialists. This post is equally suitable for experienced teachers and newly qualified teachers with talent and a drive for improving learning across classrooms.

This post is an opportunity to join an already strong Humanities Faculty who have a positive team ethos and are committed to doing their best for our students. Immediate enquiries and visits are welcome.

We want to show you in person everything on offer. Jim Taylor, Head of Humanities  will be delighted to give you a tour of the school, please email him on j.taylor@firthpark.sheffield.sch.uk to arrange a time.

Join our team and build a wonderful career in a school you are passionate about with students you love to help learn. 

AET believes that each and every child is inspired to choose a remarkable life.  Our mission is to gather and motivate inspirational people committed to delivering an excellent education that launches children into remarkable lives.  

Our values are:

  • Be unusually brave
  • Discover what’s possible
  • Push the limits
  • Be big-hearted

So how will AET look after you?  We offer…

  • A community of well supported teachers who are committed to driving high standards,
  • A bespoke Professional Development package which allows opportunities to continue with your own education and development,
  • Excellent career prospects across the network, with a culture of looking to promote from within
  • Access to CPD to enable you to grow and development in your role
  • A staff team who are enthusiastic, dedicated, positive and supportive, with an ethos of being like a family. 
  • The opportunity to use Google Suite, which allows you to do your best work, all in one suite

Something we take very seriously is staff WELLBEING. That’s why we have partnered up with BHSF to provide support and employee benefits, such as a health cash plan scheme to support healthcare, discounted gym membership and a employee assistance programme

Closing date: Saturday 23 March 2019 

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s.  Find your remarkable, apply today by clicking the apply now button.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates for further details.

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More about Firth Park Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Fircroft Avenue, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 0SD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 114 2576238
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