Teacher of Geography (with possible Head of Year responsibility)
To start from Easter 2020
Following our recent Ofsted inspection, we are seeking to expand our team to enable the academy to continue on its journey to outstanding. Our report reflects the improvement which have been made and we wish to continue the work already started by expanding our team. Our Academy is a vibrant and friendly; our students are happy and caring; our staff are experts in their field. Together we work together to make Grace Academy a place where we can all excel.
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and forward thinking Teacher of Geography to join the humanities team from April 2020.
This is a post which would suit either an NQT or an early career stage teacher as we pride ourselves on the professional development and support that we can offer.
We place great importance on our humanities subjects, being very aware that Geography is the subject which opens the door to this dynamic world, helps to prepare students for the role of global citizens in the 21st century and to gain an understanding of a diverse range of cultures and societies and how they exist and interconnect. The Humanities team pride themselves on the strong work ethic within the department which involves a system of shared planning and offers plenty of opportunity for CPD. The team have a great sense of humour.
In Years 7-9 students study Geography and follow a broadly based curriculum which reflects the National Curriculum with a focus on both physical and human geography. In Years 10 and 11, the students opting for Geography follow the AQA syllabus. The AQA syllabus is also followed for the A-Level programme of study. Most year groups have some fieldwork experience and there are plans to increase this further. Applicants should be prepared to teach across the age range (11-18) and some knowledge of both the GCSE and A-level AQA courses will be an advantage.
We are proud of our caring ethos which has a strong and genuine focus on staff wellbeing, putting development and wellbeing at the heart of our work. We work hard to look after our pool of talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively. Training and development opportunities will be offered, and all staff are encouraged to study further and the Trust will actively support staff to obtain relevant further qualifications where possible.
Tove Learning Trust is a fast moving and exciting place to work. The Trust schools have a shared vision and purpose: to deliver outstanding educational experiences that lead to inspiring outcomes. Each academy has a strong individual identity and tailors their educational provision to serve their local community. Academies within the trust collaborate to share expertise and maximise opportunities and experiences for our students.
This an exciting time to join Grace Academy! School visits are welcome and encouraged.
How to apply: For more information and to apply, please contact Mike Sherwin on:
T: 0116 253 2389 / 07525 889925
Closing date for applications midday Friday 21st February 2020
Strong applications may be considered upon receipt.