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Lead Geography Teacher

Closing Date: June 04, 2018 11:00

Location: Bolingbroke Academy - (London)

Salary: Ark MPS (£28,799 - £39,195) or UPS (£44,261 - £47,998) (Inner London), depending on experience + TLR 2.A (£2,639)

Hours: Full time

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Lead Geography Teacher

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Teacher of Geography to join our growing Academy

Bolingbroke Academy, a secondary school for 11-18 year olds, welcomed its first Year 7 pupils in September 2012, with another 120 pupils joining every year until the school is fully subscribed in 2018.  Bolingbroke Academy provides a first class learning environment based on outstanding teaching, great relationships and excellent facilities.  This is an exciting time in our school’s development as we await our first GCSE results and prepare for our first Sixth Form cohort in September 2017. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a skilled Lead Geography Teacher to develop and steer the Geography provision at Bolingbroke Academy from September 2018.  We are seeking to appoint a strong and engaging teacher who is committed to delivering outstanding teaching and learning across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 that supports pupils to achieve their full potential.  

Our ideal candidate will:

  • be an outstanding teacher, able to motivate and challenge learners of all abilities;
  • have experience of teaching Geography at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5;
  • exude a passion for the subject which is evident in their day to day classroom practice;
  • demonstrate high levels of ambition and optimism regarding what the Academy and its students can achieve;
  • have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupils;
  • be committed to Bolingbroke Academy’s ethos of high expectations.

In return, we offer the opportunity to:

  • teach within our growing Academy;
  • join a network of Ark schools and gain access to unrivalled professional development and training as well as an exclusive range of other benefits including reduced gym membership and large retail discounts.

Deadline:       11am on Monday 4th June 2018

Location:       Wandsworth, London

Start date:     September 2018

Salary:           Ark MPS (£28,799 - £39,195) or UPS (£44,261 - £47,998) (Inner London), depending on experience + TLR 2.A (£2,639)

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis, therefore early application is advised. Strong candidates may be invited to interview prior to role’s closing date.

For any queries relating to your application, please contact the recruitment team on recruitment@arkonline.org or 0203 116 6345.

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 

Job Description

The Role

  • To develop, and lead the effective delivery of an engaging and challenging Geography curriculum that inspires our pupils and ensures that they make excellent progress.
  • To deliver outstanding teaching and learning of Geography which helps pupils achieve excellent academic results.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, resource and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard that ensure real learning takes place and pupils make superior progress.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the Geography curriculum and assessment.
  • Keep abreast of developments and innovations in the syllabus and teaching methods for Geography.
  • To provide a nurturing classroom and academy environment that helps pupils to develop as learners.
  • To help to maintain/establish discipline across the whole Academy.
  • To contribute to the effective working of the Academy.

Outcomes and Activities

Teaching and Learning

  • Enrich the curriculum with trips and visits to enhance the learning experience of all pupils
  • With direction from the Head of Humanities and Vice Principal, and within the context of the Academy’s curriculum and schemes of work, plan and prepare effective teaching modules and lessons.
  • Teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment.
  • Use regular assessments to set targets for pupils, monitor pupil progress and respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring.
  • Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils
  • Develop plans and processes for the classroom with measurable results and evaluate those results to make improvements in pupil achievement.
  • Ensure that all pupils achieve at least at chronological age level or, if well below level, make significant and continuing progress towards achieving at chronological age level.
  • Maintain regular and productive communication with parents/carers about their child’s progress, behaviour and development, including attending after school parent meetings as required.
  • Direct and supervise support staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities.
  • Implement and adhere to the Academy’s Behaviour Management Policy, ensuring the health and wellbeing of pupils is maintained at all times.
  • Participate in preparing pupils for external examinations.

Academy Culture

  • Support the academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies practices and procedures.
  • Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships.
  • Help develop a school/department culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement.
  • Be active in issues of pupil welfare and support.
  • Be committed to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

Other

  • Undertake, and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system.
  • Undertake professional development as agreed with school leaders.
  • Perform additional duties and tasks required for the effective operation of the school.
  • Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal.

  

Person Specification

Qualification Criteria

  • Appropriate degree.
  • QTS qualified.
  • Right to work in the UK.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Sound knowledge of the requirements of the Geography curriculum and its assessment.
  • Planning and preparation of schemes of work.
  • Experience of raising attainment in Geography.
  • Experience of reflecting on and improving teaching practice to increase pupil achievement.
  • Evidence of continually improving the teaching and learning of Geography through schemes of work and extra-curricular activities.
  • An understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high aspirations and standards of results and behaviour.

Skills and Attributes

Leadership

  • Effective team member and leader.
  • High expectations for accountability and consistency.
  • Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations and high expectations of self and others.
  • Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil.
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence.
  • Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.

Teaching and Learning

  • Excellent classroom teacher with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex pupil data to drive lesson planning and pupil attainment.
  • Strong communication, planning and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrable resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement.
  • Ability to act as a role model to staff and pupils.
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.

Other

  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.
  • This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

 

 

 

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