Head of Geography

NI/HOG/SOUTH
£30,000 - £40,000 per annum
September 2018

JOB DESCRIPTION

Head of Geography

Start date: September 2018

Salary: £30000 - £40000 (+ TLR 2B)

Location: South London

School Information: Mixed Academy school, age range 11-18

We are looking to recruit a confident and dynamic Head of Geography to join a fantastic well organised department within an ‘Outstanding’ Secondary School from September 2018.

The Academy is a vibrant and innovative educational community in the heart of Lambeth, South London and a short walk from a Victoria tube line. There is also free parking at the school. The school is passionate about raising aspirations and supporting each pupil to achieve their potential, they provide a high quality education with an added focus on Business and Enterprise. 

Leadership is excellent and staff receives regular in-house training, shared resources. All the staff have the resources to support them in efficient lesson planning, marking and data management.

Head of Geography Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead and manage teaching and support staff working in the Geography Department
  • To develop and lead a stimulating and engaging curriculum for students learning Geography at all key stages
  • To continue to improve the quality of teaching and learning in Geography
  • Ensure monitoring and assessments across the Geography department are at the highest level to enable students to achieve challenging targets

As Head of Geography you will:

  • Assist in the professional development of Geography teachers including inset training as required
  • Supervise and support beginner teachers, Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and other members of staff working within the Geography department
  • Put together systems and strategies to effectively develop and monitor the Geography department
  • Work closely with teaching and support staff to enhance student learning
  • Ensure that the curriculum in Geography meets the needs of all learners
  • Take responsibility for the line management, performance management and appraisal of staff within the Geography department
  • Manage the department budget and resources effectively and efficiently
  • Ensure that all members of the Geography department are equipped with effective strategies to prepare students for external examinations and internal assessments
  • Organise appropriate intervention and enrichment opportunities to help accelerate progress and raise student attainment

You are required to have:

  • Qualified Teachers Status (QTS) or overseas trained
  • A legal right to work in the UK
  • Experience of raising attainment within a high expectations culture
  • Experience of establishing a high achieving department within a large and complex school environment
  • Experience of leading, coaching and managing staff
  • Delivered consistently outstanding lessons to students at all key stages
  • Implemented behaviour management strategies successfully across the department
  • Experience of supporting students of all ages and abilities to make excellent progress and to reach their full potential

This really is an excellent school to teach in, and is a great opportunity if you are looking to take the next step in your career. You will receive opportunities for high quality CPD in a school that values team work and achievement.

In addition the school is very keen to hear from teachers who thrive in high achieving school's challenging both themselves and their students to achieve outstanding results.

For further information simply apply to this position with your CV and references.

Horizon Teachers is a specialist Education Recruitment Consultancy that helps Teachers and Support Staff find long term, permanent and interim employment in Primary, Secondary and Special Schools throughout London and the South East. As part of the registration process you will be required to have a DBS Check carried out and all original relevant qualifications will need to be sighted and copied before any work placement.

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