Assistant Faculty Progress Leader - Humanities (Head of Geography)

South Wirral High School, Wirral, Merseyside, CH62 8EH

14 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2023

  • Application deadline

    13 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2b - £4,782

Assistant Faculty Progress Leader - Humanities (Head of Geography) job summary

South Wirral High School is a co-educational foundation secondary school and sixth form located in the Wirral. Our curriculum aims to develop

  • Successful learners
  • Confident, inspired individuals
  • Aspiring, responsible citizens

Geography plays an important role in a broad and ambitious curriculum. It is a popular option choice at GCSE and A Level.

The person appointed will be accountable to the Faculty Progress Leader for the progress of students in Geography, leading a team of 2 other geographers, within a Humanities Faculty of 12 staff. The Faculty has a strong ethos of moral purpose and an outstanding culture of professional development.


The person appointed should:

  • be an outstanding Geography teacher, modelling the best practice to colleagues
  • be able to demonstrate positive impact on student progress, in relation to external benchmarks
  • have experience of coaching colleagues and students, with clear impact


The post will focus on supporting the Faculty Progress Leader in maintaining a high quality of teaching within the Faculty, to ensure that students make good or outstanding progress in Geography from their starting points. There will also be opportunity to line manage other subjects within Humanities.

  • Assist the Faculty Progress Leader in maintaining a clear vision and strong and consistent ethos within the Faculty
  • Assist strategic planning of the Faculty, in line with school priorities, including evaluation of the Geography curriculum
  • Ensure that assessment of student progress is razor-sharp at all key stages
  • Monitor the progress of all students and all groups and put strategies in place to address any progress that is not good, following the Diagnosis-Therapy-Testing model
  • Evaluate the quality of teaching using a variety of evidence which may include data analysis, lesson observations, learning walks, work scrutiny and student voice
  • Cultivate love of Geography by maintaining a high quality extra-curricular programme, including trips
  • Delegate other duties to staff as appropriate

The Assessment Process will be:

- in-tray exercise (20%)

- presentation (20%)

- interview panel (40%)

- lesson observation (20%)

Closing date: Thursday 13th October

Interview date: Week beginning Monday 17th October

The post is subject to an Enhanced Level DBS check.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

All applicants will be considered on the basis of suitability for the post regardless of sex, race or disability

Our Safeguarding Policy can be found on our school’s website:

Applying for the job

Completed application form and letter of application to be addressed to Headteacher, and emailed to:

Letters of application should be addressed to the Headteacher and should address the person specification and job description.

We are sorry that it will not be possible to contact unsuccessful candidates. Anyone who has not heard of the progress of their application by Monday 17th October must assume it has been unsuccessful.

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About South Wirral High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
989 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
0151 327 3213

South Wirral High School is a co-educational foundation secondary school and sixth form located in Eastham, Merseyside, England. The school prides itself on its community ties, working closely with nearby primary schools to help with students' transition to high school. This commitment is shown in our motto "Raising Achievement in Partnership with Families and the Community". This declares a vision for our school where each student’s progress is remarkable. We focus on the whole educational experience, aiming for success in examinations and other aspects of school life. This includes sports, the arts and as contributors to our community. Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of school life, as we help students to build skills in the 5 'LORIC' principles - Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Character.

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