Teacher of Geography, Wembley/London

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Preston Manor SchoolWembley/London

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Start date: April or September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Main Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Working at Preston Manor means that you benefit from working in a school with a 75 year old reputation for success, whilst also enjoying the excitement and innovation of being part of a new school having recently become an all-through co-operative school. We are a large learning community with students from ages 4 – 19 years old and our curriculum expands across six key stages. 

Joining us means you are joining an esteemed, outward facing establishment which is currently breaking new ground into its exciting future. We are oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour, excellence in teaching and learning, an inclusive and welcoming community. We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We pride ourselves on having excellent student leadership and high staff-retention rates.

Preston Manor is a high achieving and successful school and is looking for an excellent teacher to join and help lead this committed department and to continue to build on its existing strengths and successes.

Our vision is to make school memorable by striving for excellence, so we are looking for a talented, enthusiastic teacher who shares these values and wants to provide students with the best possible education whatever their background or ability. The successful candidate will join an energetic school which strives to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations of achievement. 

Geography is a valued and popular subject and qualification amongst our school community, offered at KS3, 4 and 5. The Geography department, made up of four team members including the Head of Geography, has the benefits of autonomy (it is not part of a wider humanities faculty), as well as the opportunity to collaborate with our excellent History, RS and Sociology departments when appropriate (all humanities subjects are popular in our school community). The school values the development of all staff from NQTs to the most experience staff members and ensures all staff have access to high quality CPD to develop their practice. 

You will:

● have a passion for teaching and learning 

● be an innovative and strategic thinker with vision and ideas 

● be an excellent practitioner 

● lead by example and act as a strong role model to students

● have a positive, can do attitude with staff and students 

● be able to demonstrate excellent organisational skills 

● be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school 

● have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff 

● be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress

We offer:

● motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious students

● a friendly and supportive team of teachers

● well-resourced facilities

● a professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment

There is an excellent NQT induction programme in place and we would welcome applications from NQTs. As a larger secondary school, we usually have between 8 and 10 NQTs who work together closely through their induction year, offering an excellent support network.

The school is situated within sight of the iconic Wembley Stadium, and provides access to all that Wembley has to offer.  The school benefits from fantastic links both through public transport and by car.  It is a short 10 minute walk from Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations and a 10 minute bus journey from North Wembley Station.  The Metropolitan, Jubilee and Bakerloo lines as well as the London Overground/Network rail are within easy reach of the school.  Central London locations can easily be reached within 20 minutes from the school.  The school is also accessible to major motorways (M25, M1, M40 and A40 etc.). 

The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality and well-resourced environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers.

Student quotes:

"Students at Preston Manor are always aiming high supported by the teachers who push them further.’ 

‘Preston Manor is a vibrant, diverse and enriched community. The discipline and teaching is first-class, giving us a wider perspective of how the world around us works.’

There is an excellent NQT induction programme in place and we would welcome applications from NQTs.

Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.

Closing Date: noon Monday 29 January 2018

Interview Date: 01 February 2018

The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.

Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.

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More about Preston Manor School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Carlton Avenue East, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 8NA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 385 4040
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Preston Manor School is a mixed, non-denominational, all-through state school with academy status, based in Wembley, north-west London, for children aged 4-18. It is a member of the family of Co-operative Trust Schools. It is a large school with appr...