Teacher of Geography (with possible Head of Department Responsibilities), Oxfordshire

Closing date:

Wheatley Park SchoolOxfordshire
Date posted:
Start date: Easter/May 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teacher Main Scale or UPS if post threshold
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Wheatley Park School

Everyone Learning - Everyone Caring

11-18 Academy and member of the River Learning Trust

1090 on roll   184 Sixth Form

TEACHER OF GEOGRAPHY (with possible Head of Department responsibilities)

Full Time Temporary Maternity Cover

MPS or UPS if post threshold  (plus TLR2(2) if taking on acting Head of Department responsibilities)

From Easter/May 2020 

We are looking for a passionate Geography teacher, with a real love for the subject, who is committed to inspiring our young people. Geography is very popular at GCSE and A level and has enjoyed some excellent results in the school. A vacancy has arisen due to the impending maternity leave of our current Head of Department. Applications are invited from candidates with experience and the potential to take on Head of Department responsibilities or those who are newer to the profession and just interested in the role of Teacher of Geography. The successful candidate will need to be capable of teaching A-level geography. 

Our Geography team are an exceptionally supportive and cohesive team, placing a strong emphasis on improving our practice as individuals and as a collective. As a department we use technology to enhance learning through the use of Google Apps for Education and chromebooks.  


Situated just east of Oxford on a unique parkland site, Wheatley Park School is a successful 11- 18 academy with a vibrant comprehensive intake. Our vision is to be a sustainably outstanding school in accordance with our values of Everyone Learning and Everyone Caring. 

Our school is part of the River Learning Trust; our collective vision is to be a Trust where pupils and staff thrive in schools which demonstrate:

● all-round education, academic success, lifelong learning and strength of character

● sustainable continuous improvement; no school standing still

● all schools being good and outstanding, or improving rapidly

● collaboration that is raising standards, and reducing workload

● where pupils, staff, parents and communities value all we do to support the best possible outcomes and experiences for our children and young people

If you would like to know more, or arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Pat Mason (HR Manager) on 01865 877634 or by email to pmason@wheatleypark.org.  Full details can be found on our website www.wheatleypark.org  Applications for this post can only be accepted via the TES website. To find out more about the River Learning Trust, please visit www.riverlearningtrust.org.

Wheatley Park School and the River Learning Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and preventing extremism.  All staff are expected to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. The River Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our schools’ community. 

Closing Date:  9am  Monday 24th February 2020                                                            

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Wheatley Park School

  Holton, Oxford

OX33 1QH  

Tel: 01865 872441  Fax: 01865 877666   


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Address: Holton, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX33 1QH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1865 872441