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Team Leader of Geography

Kettlethorpe High SchoolWakefield

As our Team Leader of Geography, you’ll help every pupil find the right direction.

At Kettlethorpe High School, Geography is not just another subject. Our pupils have a real passion for the discipline, with 100 to 150 enrolling for Geography GCSE every year. That is largely down to the success of our previous Team Leader, who built a high-performing department with excellent academic results – meaning you will have some substantial shoes to fill.

But it is also due to our excellent Geography facilities, including cutting-edge technology provision, plus a rich extracurricular programme that has taken our students everywhere from the Yorkshire Moors to Vesuvius. So perhaps it is hardly surprising that 84% of our pupils opt for the EBacc suite, producing the best outcomes in the Wakefield district – or that many go on to study the subject at A-level and beyond. In fact, our achievements have been recognised at a national level, and we have enjoyed accreditation from the Geographical Association.

Meanwhile, close links (and a friendly rivalry) with the History team ensure a holistic approach to teaching, and your three Geography colleagues are already high performers, so you will be building on success and taking things to the next level. As a result, we need an exceptional individual with the imagination to shape a cutting-edge curriculum for the twenty-first century, get the most from every member of the team, and ensure that Geography remains a subject of choice for our engaging and passionate pupils.

More than that, you will contribute significantly to the broader development of the school as we forge our unique path as the only non-academy institution in our area. In particular, we pride ourselves on operating as a true comprehensive, with inclusiveness at the top of our agenda, so we will look to you to engage pupils whose horizons don’t stretch beyond Yorkshire due to their circumstances.

In return, you will find this an amazing place to build your future, especially as we are just a mile and a half from the M1, meaning you can work in Wakefield but live in the one of the numerous stunning areas of rural Yorkshire.

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Closing date:  Noon on Friday 16th April 2021

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