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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS / UPS fringe plus TLR 2b

Head of Geography job summary

We try to ensure that every Birchwood geographerunderstands the interconnectedness of humans and the environment and that they are equipped with the skills to tackle the world’s future problems. We are looking for someone who can contribute to this aim by inspiring our students and staff.

Geography is currently taught across KS3 to KS5 at Birchwood High School, and the department prides itself on providing a broad and inventive program of study that is applicable to students in the 21st century. Our curriculum is as broad and balanced as the national curriculum but designed with our specific learners in mind, we combine study of the local area with national and international case studies and students particularly enjoy topics like ‘Risky World’ and ‘Changing China’. We also try to provide lots of practical experiences for our students, there is fieldwork embedded for all year groups, sometimes conducted in the local area, sometimes further afield in places like London and Norfolk.

Geography is one of the more popular GCSEs and A Levels within the school, we typically have 5 GCSE groups per year and two A Level groups per year. A large part of this success is due to our strong KS3 curriculum provision and our fantastic teachers.

We are currently seeking to employ a well-qualified and passionate teacher to lead our Geography department. The successful candidate will be a dynamic and inspirational individual with excellent subject knowledge. They will be able to lead, develop and enhance the teaching practice of others so as to drive the curriculum and outcomes of the department.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Birchwood High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1418 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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