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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    19 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are delighted to be recruiting for a Geography teacher to join our high-performing, forward thinking and cohesive school. For the right candidate there may be opportunities for a Lead Practitioner or Pastoral Leadership role.

We teach a rigorous academic curriculum with a clear focus on supporting all students achieve positive outcomes. You will work with the departmental and the wider school team to continually drive attainment and standards across the Geography department.

We seek a teacher who has the following qualities:

  • An excellent classroom practitioner
  • A supportive member of the team
  • Excellent subject knowledge
  • Experience of teaching GCSE

Geography is a thriving and successful subject area, and a popular option choice at both GCSE and A-Level. The Geography team is tight-knit and offer a range of trips throughout the year. Our Geography department benefits from a dedicated building with co-located classrooms that enables effective collaborative working with colleagues.

What the school offers its staff

  • Disruption-free learning and a ‘warm-strict’ behaviour system
  • Collaborative planning with centralised, shared units of work and resources
  • Opportunity to teach up to A Level
  • A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – no onerous marking policies
  • A centralised homework system at KS3 – you do not need to mark KS3 homework
  • Centralised detentions, including homework detentions (you do not need to organise/chase at all)
  • No formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’ feedback, helping you to continuously develop
  • Professional development that is continuous and based upon national research schools
  • A culture of engaged learners – leaving you free to teach high quality lessons
  • Comprehensive induction process with ongoing support from a dedicated induction co-ordinator
  • A school with the scale and structure to maximise opportunities and career progression

We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to show you around the school to enable you to appreciate our excellent learning environment.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

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About Poole High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1859 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01202 666988

Poole High School is an 11-19 comprehensive school serving families throughout the historic town of Poole. As the largest school in this selective catchment, we pride ourselves on the fact that all students thrive in this caring and collaborative environment. Our students are well motivated and co-operative, and the team spirit in this large school is second to none.

At Poole High School, over three quarters (77%) of students achieved at least a grade four in both English and maths, with 51% achieving grade 5 or above in the two core subjects. Progress 8 in summer 2023 was 0.72 which places the school in the top 8% for progress nationally. In English specifically, 70% of our students achieved a grade 5 in English, whilst 85% achieved a grade 4.

Poole High School, as the largest school in our selective catchment, prides itself on the fact that all students thrive in a caring and collaborative environment. Our students are well motivated and co-operative, and the team spirit in this large school is second to none. As a values-driven school, our most important purpose is to teach our students things which they would not learn outside of school. We want our students to look back on their time at Poole High School as a place which gave them opportunities for the future and prepared them for the ups and downs of life – a school which valued, inspired, and empowered them.

We have high expectations of our staff, and in return we value them highly. Our systems ensure you can focus on teaching high quality lessons in a sustainable way – unhindered by bureaucracy or poor behaviour. We are proud of our strong learning culture and that learning is sacrosanct in every classroom.

The school has delightful landscaped grounds and is very well resourced, being located at the heart of the town with excellent access by road and public transport. The quality of life in Poole is good and there is easy access to diverse range of cultural and scenic attractions.
What we offer:
• Disruption-free learning and a ‘warm-strict’ behaviour system
• Collaborative planning with centralised, shared units of work and
resources
• Opportunity to teach up to A Level
• A feedback policy focused on whole class feedback – no onerous
marking policies
• A centralised homework system at KS3 – you do not need to mark
KS3 homework
• Centralised detentions, including homework detentions (you do not
need to organise/chase at all)
• No formal graded lesson observations – just ongoing ‘no-stakes’
feedback, helping you to continuously develop
• Professional development that is continuous and based upon national
research schools
• A culture of engaged learners – leaving you free to teach high quality
lessons
• Comprehensive induction process with ongoing support from a
dedicated induction co-ordinator
• A school with the scale and structure to maximise opportunities and
career progression

Arranging a visit to Poole High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email n.steele@poolehigh.poole.sch.uk.

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