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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    23 May 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale

Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who will actively and positively promote Geography within the academy and develop appropriate syllabuses, materials, schemes of work and homework to provide an up-to-date engaging curriculum that gives pupils the best chance of success.

The role is suitable both for existing Heads of Department/Lead Teachers of Geography or for colleagues looking for their first step into leadership. .

You will ensure the development of teaching practices of others within the department/subject area. As well as take accountability for leading, managing and developing the curriculum and standards within the department.

Applicants will possess a Teaching qualification and will be a highly competent classroom practitioner.

The successful candidate will possess clear communication skills.

The successful candidate will:

  • Strategically lead the curriculum development and teaching of Geography

  • Collaborate with the Humanities department to quality assure teaching and learning in the department.

  • Facilitate and lead learning experiences outside of the classroom.

  • Have high expectations of self, pupils and academy for standards of teaching and learning

  • Have a passion for teaching and learning, celebrating success and encouraging all to aspire, achieve and excel.

  • Inspire pupils and staff through a passionate commitment to the subject.

  • Strong organisational, personal time management and planning skills

  • Have the knowledge and experience of /willingness to learn about effective leadership and management of people/management of change in an educational setting.

  • Have the ability to use all Microsoft Office packages to a proficient standard

  • Have the ability to work well in a team and independently

  • to promote the building and sharing of good practice and successful innovation across your team

  • Have experience in monitoring and evaluating standards of teaching and learning through observation, sampling pupil’s work and pupil feedback

  • Have experience in overseeing effective assessment, recording and reporting of pupil progress

What the school offers its staff

  • Supportive working environment where all staff are valued

  • An academy that is fully dedicated to developing every pupil to reach their full potential, irrespective of their ability or starting point

  • Collaborative working within our shared family of schools

  • Excellent CPD opportunities

  • Onsite parking

  • Teachers’ Pension Scheme

  • Excellent facilities

Commitment to safeguarding

Brownhills Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. 

Suitability checks will be undertaken in accordance with KCSIE, including identity, Right to Work, qualifications, Prohibition check, two references and enhanced DBS check including Children’s Barred List.

The Academy is also committed to ensuring equal opportunities, fairness of treatment, dignity, work-life balance and the elimination of all forms of discrimination in the workplace for all staff and job applicants.

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About Brownhills Ormiston Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
714 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01543 452 886

Brownhills School is a small, traditional school with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Our last Ofsted in 2017 graded the school good with a range of Outstanding features.

We are part of Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) which is one of the largest non-for-profit multi academy trusts in England. Our aim is to provide local children with a great education.

We are an academy chain who believes passionately that every child should be given a chance to thrive. Brownhills OA is determined that every pupil that it serves will be given the opportunity to realise their dreams and aspirations regardless of their background.

Arranging a visit to Brownhills Ormiston Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mplowman@brownhillsoa.co.uk.

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