Coordinator of Geography (maternity cover) MAINSCALE + TLR £4,750 Sirius Academy West, Hull

Job description

POST:
Coordinator of Geography (MATERNITY COVER)

RESPONSIBLE TO:
Director of Humanities

RESPONSIBLE FOR:
Quality of learning and outcomes in Geography at KS3, KS4 and KS5

SALARY: L1 – L5 dependent on experience

To inspire imaginative and effective approaches to learning and teaching across the Academy, and make a major contribution to improving student attainment by raising the quality of teaching and learning in Geography.

To support other teachers to improve their effectiveness, modelling excellent practice and providing professional mentoring and to consistently teach high quality lessons which bring about excellent outcomes for students.

The post holder is expected to carry out the professional duties of a coordinator in accordance with Part 11 of the current DCFS Teachers’ Pay and Conditions document and those described in the Outcomes.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Strategic Direction and Development of Literature and Media:

• Contribute to and model policies and practices which promote high achievement through effective teaching and learning.

• Analysing national, local and Academy data, research and inspection findings to inform curriculum area policies and practices, expectations and teaching methodologies and to report regularly to the Director of Humanities on progress and plans.

LEARNING & TEACHING:
• To work as a co ordinator in Geography to develop teaching and learning strategies that are effective and enable students to achieve challenging targets.
• To work with the Director of Humanities to identify students at risk of underachieving in Geography and advise and lead on appropriate intervention strategies to raise attainment.
• To raise student achievement and attainment in Geography across the Academy as evidenced by external examinations and internal assessments.
• To develop staff expertise in all areas of Geography.
• Keep up to date with current educational research and disseminate relevant information to colleagues
• To prepare and use performance and contextual data to track individual students and inform performance
• Be committed to the use of new technologies to improve teaching and learning.
• Perform role of form tutor.

LEADING & SUPPORTING STAFF:
• To support other teachers to develop their expertise in planning preparation and assessment.
• To work with the Director of Humanities to develop appropriate curriculum content for each level of learning which is challenging, engaging and differentiated to meet the needs of all students.
• To create SOW and share resources that support the development of assessment for learning strategies in Geography.
• To contribute to the quality assurance of Geography teaching by working with the Director of Humanities to ensure rigorous monitoring and evaluation of progress towards Team and Academy Development Plans
• Participate in the recruitment and induction of new staff
• To actively support the vision, ethos and policies of the Academy

CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
• To lead the professional development of Geography staff in devising and preparing innovative teaching and learning strategies
• To actively participate in the Academy’s Performance Management processes for colleagues
• Reflect on and address own professional development needs
• Help to identify the professional development needs of colleagues
• To mentor trainee and new staff in the Humanities department
• Facilitate the professional development of colleagues and contribute to the department’s bespoke CPD programme
• Initiate, and evaluate, action led learning improvement projects

TEACHING COMMITMENT:
• The post holder will be expected to teach in line with the Academy’s generic teacher’s job specification. Designated non contact time for management responsibilities will be made available as required.

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN:
Sirius Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks.

Essential educational requirements

Qualifications – Essential:
• Qualified Teacher Status
• An honours degree in Geography or equivalent related to Geography
• Evidence of relevant recent professional development

Essential qualifications

Qualifications – Essential:
• Qualified Teacher Status
• An honours degree in Geography or equivalent related to Geography
• Evidence of relevant recent professional development

Essential skills and experience

Knowledge – Essential:
• Outstanding subject knowledge in your area of specialism
• Expert understanding of what is required to secure effective teaching and learning
• Excellent understanding of the strategies which help to raise students’ attainment
• An understanding of performance and contextual data as tools for improving standards of student achievement
• An understanding of up-to-date educational development nationally
• Understanding of the practical application of Equal Opportunities in a school context

Knowledge - Desirable
• An understanding of emotional literacy and developments to support learning and teaching

Employee benefits

Salary:
Mainscale plus TLR £4,750


About Sirius Academy West

We are forward thinking, innovative and dynamic in our approach to teaching and learning. The Academy is a vibrant community that offers a wealth of opportunities for students and staff. Sirius Academy West is situated in a state-of-the-art £48m facility with a superb sports hall, dance studio, art terrace, super labs and transformational learning zones. If you seek a new challenge and want to be part of a first class team, come and join us.

Address
296 Anlaby Park Road South, Hull, HU4 7JB
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
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