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Curriculum Leader - Geography job summary
We are looking to appoint a full time Curriculum Leader of Geography from April 2022 to join our highly successful team whose shared purpose is to inspire and challenge the young people at Noadswood. The successful applicant will have full responsibility for leading the department, working closely with a team of three other experienced members of Teaching Staff, including a Lead Practitioner. Geography is taught for two periods a week in key stage three (years 7-9) and for three periods a week at GCSE (years 10-11). It is a very popular option at Noadswood and is often oversubscribed. We are looking for a dynamic leader who has the excellent subject knowledge to foster a love of Geography within our school community. We provide extensive opportunities for Professional Development with staff regularly attending ResearchEd. We are proud of our track record of securing excellent CPD with nationally renowned speakers including Geoff Barton, Mary Myatt and John Tomsett to name few. We seek a candidate who takes a research informed approach and who is proactive in their own professional development and that of their team.
The Key Stage 3 curriculum is designed to give pupils a broad understanding of geographical concepts and skills whilst developing a sense of awe and wonder about places. We want to inspire pupils to develop a love of Geography and prepare them for future studies in the subject. We aim to do this by delivering learning experiences that link to but do not repeat the content of the GCSE.
Our GCSE students study the AQA GCSE Geography Syllabus. The design of the course offers a broad range of topics across both Human and Physical geography in equal measure. Fieldwork remains an important part of the GCSE Geography Curriculum, so the delivery of high-quality learning experiences in locations outside the classroom is important. We strive to offer valuable and relevant opportunities for fieldwork both on and off the school site.
The successful candidate will:
- Lead the department and be accountable for improving the quality of teaching and learning across all key stages and provide support where required to continue to improve the department standard.
- Raise student achievement and attainment and identify students vulnerable to underachievement and ensure intervention strategies are implemented and reviewed for effectiveness.
- Foster a culture of calm high expectations and good restorative practice.
- Be ambitious, energetic, enthusiastic and able to plan independently and collaboratively for the further development of the department in line with the agreed aims of the school.
- Monitor and ensure accessibility to the curriculum for all students.
Provide information as required to SLT and governors on progress and development with Geography.
- Work to develop disciplinary literacy within Geography which will help all students to successfully access the curriculum.
- Work closely with the department to promote Geography both in and out of the classroom.
-Provide support for colleagues on classroom management issues and liaise with tutors and
pastoral team as appropriate.
- Implement school policies and procedures on teaching and learning including homework, assessment, feedback, recording and reporting information to students and parents and SLT
- In consultation with the SLT responsible for Staff Development, support the induction of new members of the department.
-Promote the professional development of all members of the department.
-Be expected to have outstanding inter-personal skills and to work collaboratively with all members of our Noadswood family.
- Support the development of effective use of technology to support teaching and learning and reduce workload.
If you have energy, enthusiasm and a commitment to young people and their progress, we are positive you will fit in to our school. You can contact us by email: email@example.com to discuss this post.
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About Noadswood School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 16
- School size
- 960 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
What makes Noadswood a terrific community to be part of? Is it:
• Quality specialist teachers across a rich and varied curriculum, and a super record in academic outcomes, Dance, Performing Arts, Poetry and Sport?
• Our House system, giving young people membership of a smaller community within the school?
• Our drive for the best possible progress for all through research based teaching and learning?
• The way we listen to our students' and colleagues’ ideas for their wellbeing and their community, and bring them all to life?
• The care we have for our parent community, and their suggestions, views and concerns?
It's because of ALL of the above but overarching all of this, it's because we are a warm, welcoming school. We are passionate about educational excellence and to sustaining an honest, kind, inclusive community - we are strongly united on our very best days, at challenging times and at all points in between.