- No, visa sponsorship not available
Full-time equivalent salary
- £25,714 - £41,858 dependent on knowledge and experience
TLR 2.1 (current value £2679) for Subject Lead A Level Geography
Geography Teacher with TLR responsibility for A Level job summary
The GFM is continuing to develop and enhance its Humanities provision across the secondary phase and is looking to recruit a confident, self-motivated individual who is a good communicator, clear team player and can take up the helm of subject lead for A Level geography, continuing to develop our current sixth form geography provision.
We are looking for:
• Someone who has a passion and determination for every child achieving positive progress beyond what they might have thought possible;
• Someone who has a commitment to breaking down barriers to learning, being sensitive to students’ needs and is committed to nurture a child’s happiness and enjoyment of school and life;
• Someone who has a strong commitment to safeguarding;
• Someone who is positive, enthusiastic and has a good sense of humour;
• Someone who has experience of A Level Geography teaching.
Our secondary phase is now aligned to provide a mirrored curriculum across KS3 and GCSE at both of our secondary school sites. Our KS3 schemes of learning and assessments deliver an exciting and varied curriculum to pupils. There is a great emphasis placed on providing a range of active teaching and learning techniques in our lessons to engage those within our care. The department currently follows the AQA GCSE Geography and our A Level cohort at Bay House follow the AQA syllabus, both of which provide a good balance between physical and human geography.
Geography is a popular subject, often averaging three to four groups in both the lower and upper sixth. Bay House Sixth Form has exceeded the national average in terms of results year on year; and is one of the top sixth form providers in Hampshire. The successful candidate would be expected to teach across Key Stages 3-5.
Fieldwork is an important element in the department's teaching and several trips are arranged each year. In the past this included an annual A Level trip to Iceland and we are looking to revive these trips as we move out of the pandemic. In addition to this, we usually run an annual KS3 trip; previous destinations have included the Lake District and the Pembrokeshire coast. Other fieldwork activities include trips to locations nearby including local beaches and towns, such as Portsmouth, Christchurch Bay and West Wittering. We also encourage learning outside the classroom with the use of Stokes Bay for coastal fieldwork and Stanley Park for investigating the characteristics of woodland habitats, both of which are on our doorstep.
What can we offer you;
• Potential for career progression;
• Friendly and sociable colleagues;
• You will join a vibrant community where there are opportunities to strive to make a real difference to the lives of young people;
• The opportunity to join dedicated teams, who deliver excellent support to our pupils to ensure positive outcomes in the classroom and wider community;
• We are committed to everyone in the organisation having a passion for learning. This results in the building of young people’s self-confidence, self-belief and self-esteem;
• A firm commitment to on-going professional development and your well-being.
If you feel you share our values, have the vision and drive for excellence and want to be part of an enthusiastic and dedicated team, committed to ensuring that students fulfil their potential, then we would like to hear from you.
GFM Education pursues a policy of equality of opportunity. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups.
Any offer of employment will be conditional on receipt of;
. proof of right to work in the UK
. satisfactory references
. pre employment medical check
. clear enhanced DBS check
GFM Education is committed to safeguarding children 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. A ‘prohibition from teaching’ check will be completed for all shortlisted teaching candidates including those applying for a teaching assistant/Cover Supervisor/Other work deemed directly involved with pupils where it is indicated that they have qualified teacher status or have previously worked as a teacher. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks.
Commitment to safeguarding
GFM is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this. Successful candidates will be subject to a DBS along with other employment checks. It is a criminal offence to apply for or accept a position working with children if you are excluded from such work by virtue of a court order or exclusion by the DBS. Although a criminal record involving offences against children is likely to debar you from this type of post, the existence of other criminal convictions will not necessarily be a bar to employment.
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About Bay House School
- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- School size
- 2142 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
The Gosport and Fareham MAT (GFM) aims to enable a local solution to the challenges we face together in providing the best education provision in the area. We have adopted a philosophy of collaboration in order to achieve a locally-led self-improving network of schools.
Working together makes us stronger and by collectively committing to the aspiration that schools leading themselves with rigor and high expectations of each other, we will enable improvement across the local area. As partnered schools, we will generate the knowledge that enables us to make that positive difference in a young persons life.