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  • Start date details

    01 January 2024

  • Closing date

    5 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000.00 - £43,685.00 Annually (FTE) Plus TLR2 £5026

Head of Department - Geography job summary

We are seeking to appoint a teacher to join us with the energy and enthusiasm needed to inspire and motivate students with the vision to lead the department, ensuring that the strong curriculum and pedagogical foundations in Geography continue to evolve, informed by current research and statutory developments. The Geography department is part of the Humanities faculty, a team that prides itself on supporting one another and collaborating effectively in our shared goal of providing our students with an experience that embodies the school ethos: Inspiring, Caring, and Enriching.

We want to appoint a Head of Geography who can help us to:

·        Inspire every student with the awe-inspiring explanations of how the physical and political world works, through to encouraging the next generation of leading geographers.

·        Support our students to be thoughtful, compassionate, caring individuals by asking and discussing the social and moral questions that geography raises

·        Enrich every students’ whole school experience through a range of geography-themed extracurricular opportunities including clubs, trips and a well-stocked library to read for pleasure.

We seek a leader who has a thirst for excellence and the drive to continually improve; an excellent teacher with high expectations of themselves and students with commitment to continually improve their classroom practice. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver a varied curriculum, both in terms of content and pedagogy.

As an employee you will benefit from a professional and supportive environment as well as a great pension scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme and free membership to our onsite sports centre, including swimming pool, fitness suite, badminton and basketball courts. Please download our application pack for more details.

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About Bottisham Village College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1400 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Bottisham is 5 miles East of Cambridge, just off the A14 trunk road. The Village College is a eight form-entry mixed 11-16 comprehensive school and serves twenty one villages in the area bordering Cambridge and east to Newmarket. The school is heavily oversubscribed with 1160 students on roll, rising to 1500 in next 5 years.

We are committed to providing an outstanding education to all of our students, enabling them to develop into mature, independent young people, ready to take their place in society. We have extremely high expectations and work with commitment and dedication to enable all students to have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, both academically and socially. The school community values all our staff, students, parents and carers and their contribution to our successes and achievements.

The College was opened in 1937 as the second of the Cambridgeshire Village Colleges. These were the forerunners of community education in this country and are still committed to lifelong learning in its widest sense. The vision of their founder, Henry Morris, was that schools should be at the heart of their communities, open to all and that they should offer an attractive and stimulating environment for learning. Bottisham Village College continues to aspire to this vision.

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