Teacher of Geography, Southampton

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Saint George Catholic Voluntary Aided CollegeSouthampton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

St George Catholic College is an oversubscribed and growing college, with a proven track record of continued success. The college is rated by Ofsted as ‘Good’ with outstanding features (2016), and ‘Outstanding’ across all areas for the last three Local Authority inspections. It is a college in which we have a commitment to knowing every student and ensuring they fulfil their potential. Saint George is currently ranked in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress and is the highest performing mixed school in Southampton from the 2019 summer results. Due to the continuing success of the college, and its continued growth, we have a vacancy for a Teacher of Geography for September 2020. 

The Geography department is a highly successful department which plays a key role in the college’s achievement. Geography is incredibly popular in the school and one of our strongest departments. They are a cohesive team who demand the best from each other and from their students. We are fully staffed with specialists and are looking to expand the team. The right candidate would benefit from entering a supportive environment with a blend of skills, innovation and experience. We promote a positive Catholic ethos but there is no requirement to be Catholic to apply. The department’s track record in developing staff and achieving outcomes is second to none. We wish to appoint an outstanding practitioner who can offer vision, energy and creativity in the teaching of Geography. We would welcome NQTs, as well as more experienced teachers to apply.  

The Geography department consists of four full time specialists with its own teaching block. In 2019 75% of students achieved a Grade 4 (Standard pass) and above, 67% achieved a Grade 5 (Strong Pass) and above, and 30% achieved a Grade 7 and above, which is significantly above the national average.

RECRUITMENT: Benefits of working here:

• A friendly and inclusive working environment

• Private healthcare

• Free on-site gym with state-of-the-art facilities

• Reduced rate for Lettings

• Nursery less than five minutes’ drive away

• Long-term career opportunities

• Access to nationally-accredited qualifications, including NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH

• Easy access to Southampton city centre, Eastleigh, the M27 and the M3

• An opportunity to be a part of an enthusiastic, creative and motivated department 

• A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm will be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded 

• A working environment focused on Teaching and Learning and raising standards for all 

For further details of this exciting opportunity, please fill out the relevant application forms on the vacancies section of our website, www.stgcc.co.uk and return to Mrs Jeanine Bonavia, PA to the Headteacher Mr J Habberley, by the deadline below to e-mail address headpa@stgcc.co.uk

Visits to the college are highly encouraged, and can be arranged by contacting Ms Harprit Sira, Head of Geography at hsira@stgcc.co.uk or if you have any questions or queries.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 23rd January 2020 – 9am

‘Please note, we reserve the right to close vacancies early if we receive applications which meet the criteria’.

St George Catholic College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.   The Governing Body is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

More about Saint George Catholic Voluntary Aided College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Leaside Way, Swaythling, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 3DQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 23 80322603
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