Curriculum Leader Geography

Warden Park School, Haywards Heath, West Sussex


Job details

Subject Geography
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £31,198 to £48,686

Job summary

We are seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Geography professional to join our highly successful team in September 2020. We are well resourced and have a focus on staff development and training. The successful candidate will join a strong and vibrant department and be able to teach Geography to GCSE.
The successful candidate will:

• be an enthusiastic practitioner of geography;
• have outstanding interpersonal skills;
• be relentless in their commitment to the success of all those that they teach;
• be a team player who thrives on working collaboratively with colleagues.

Do you want to work with driven and well-motivated students? If you are looking for a role that will challenge and test your skillset and you would like to be considered for this post, please download further information and an application form, available on our website (career opportunities, secondary academy). Please email your completed application form to as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact our HR Manager, Shirley Batchelor or telephone on 01444 476556.

Visits to our academy are highly recommended; please contact the school to arrange a mutually convenient date and time (01444 457881).

Warden Park Secondary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant pre-employment checks.

Please Note: We advise applying promptly for this post as we reserve the right to close and interview early if sufficient suitable applications have been received.

Closing Date : noon 26th February 2020 Interview Date: TBC

Warden Park Academy, Broad Street, Cuckfield, West Sussex, RH17 5DP Headteacher: Dom Kenrick
Tel: 01444 457881 Email:

Essential educational requirements

Relevant degree

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

A vision of how to engage students and a record of success based on high levels of student achievement.
Very good knowledge and understanding of their curriculum area including assessment strategies, recent research findings and statutory guidance.
Experience of planning, monitoring and evaluating an area of a schools work.
Developmental work in teaching and learning and an understanding of how to raise standards.
Experience in developing colleagues e.g. through mentoring, coaching or providing CPD.
Excellent communication skills.
A high level of interpersonal and organisational skills.
An understanding on how data can be used to support student progress and meet school targets.
A proven ability to lead, manage and develop a diverse range of colleagues.

Employee benefits

TLR payments, ample free parking, Teachers Pension scheme, CPD, Employee Assistance Programme

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1490 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Warden Park School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

About Warden Park School

Warden Park is an exciting and vibrant school focused on getting the Best from All. We are located in the beautiful village of Cuckfield and offer a very high quality educational experience for approx. 1400 students in the Mid-Sussex area.

Getting the Best from All is at the centre of all that we do here at Warden Park. By providing the very best learning opportunities for our students we ensure that they leave with the best possible qualifications and the skills and attributes of the life-long learner. Warden Park has a strong and enviable tradition for high standards in academic achievement and excellence in sports, the arts and charitable community projects.

We focus on empowering our students, developing them personally, socially and emotionally, as well as academically. We are committed to offering the highest quality education to our students, an education that is rich in variety and opportunity, that fully embraces digital technologies and that develops our students into confident and aspirational young adults.

The outstanding relationships that exist between teachers, students, parents and carers and the local community sit at the heart of our successes and ensure that students are fully supported in their learning and development.

At Warden Park we ensure that every student is known as an individual, that we are responsive to individual’s needs and that each child develops the confidence and resilience to reach their potential. We provide students with a real breadth of subject choice enabling them to acquire a broad base of knowledge and understanding that will help each to find and then pursue their interests and passions. We are one of only 40 accredited Apple Distinguished Schools in the UK and through our innovative use of iPad technology, students develop the digital skills that will prepare them for life in the 21st century.

School location

Broad Street, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5DP