Permanent full or part time Teacher of Geography required with some tutorial responsibility for a suitably qualified candidate for September 2017. An ability to deliver BTEC Level 3 Travel and Tourism or another subject is desirable but not essential. This permanent position is a main scale post (£22,937- £38,364) with an additional London Fringe allowance of £994 per annum.
Geography is currently within the Biological Sciences Department which is made up of a team of 7 full and part time teachers and a small team of laboratory technicians who support the work of the teaching staff across the College’s science provision.
The Department currently has over approx. 80 students taking Geography A level and 240+ students taking Biology and Chemistry A level. The College also offers the BTEC in Applied Science (Forensics) and some staff from the Department contribute to the teaching of this qualification. Some science staff also contribute to the GCSE Single Award Science and BTEC Level 2 & 3 Health & Social programmes.
Examination results in Geography are broadly on par with or above the national averages. A significant number of students proceed to first degrees in Geography, Environmental Science or related subjects. The Department has also been successful over a number of years in securing such awards as the Nuffield Bursary and Surrey County Scholarship Awards for students completing Level 3 courses in pure sciences at Strode’s. Progression routes across the department typically include Conservation, Teaching, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Physiotherapy, Biochemistry and Nursing Studies. BTEC results are good, with equal numbers progressing to their chosen university or into science related work.
The Biological Sciences Department is currently based in four, new dedicated laboratories with two specialist prep rooms and classrooms dedicated to Geography and Health & Social Care Classrooms and laboratories have interactive whiteboards and desktop PCs with appropriate software. Office accommodation is provided for the teaching staff and most are provided with their own laptop. The Department has its own site on the college’s VLE and this is regularly used by the students.
There is a strong and developing culture of student subject support within the Biological Sciences Department, and the Department deliver a range of enrichment opportunities. Including the lunchtime club for Vets & Medics, competition groups for the Chemistry Olympiad, Science Symposium and the RSC Chemistry Analyst competition. They also offer day trips to relevant organisations such as Affinity Water, Thorpe Park, Natural History Museum and Kew Gardens. Additionally, the Geography students get the opportunity to participate in a 3-day residential trip to complement their studies.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications to reach the College is midday on Friday June 23rd 2017
Interviews: will be held during week commencing Monday 26th June 2017.