Head of Geography/Humanities

The Brakenhale School, Bracknell, Berkshire


Job details

Subjects Geography, History
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,543 to £41,635

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, committed and enthusiastic Head of Geography to join our Humanities department. This role has become available due to the increase in the number of students that have selected the school as their first choice and the resulting increase in staffing. The successful candidate will join a team who are passionate about engaging and inspiring young people in their learning. We are looking to recruit a colleague with both the commitment and relevant skills to drive our raising standards agenda across the whole ability range. There are a range of additional teaching and learning awards on offer for the right candidate.

Essential educational requirements

Education to degree or equivalent level in Geography (or a relevant subject)
Preferred - Higher relevant qualification

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status or equivalent teaching qualification

Essential skills and experience

Experience of classroom teaching within a secondary school setting, including evidence of high student achievement and progress
Understanding or experience of leadership and management of a subject department in a comprehensive school
Ability to use ICT effectively to support learning and raise achievement
Demonstrable experience of improving pupil outcomes
High quality outcomes
Experience as a form tutor and/or pastoral work
Excellent knowledge and understanding of current issues in supporting the Geography curriculum
Willingness to deliver and to be involved in extra-curricular activities
A good understanding of the principles of supportive behaviour management

Employee benefits

We have a range of benefits on offer including:
- Excellent pension scheme
- A range of CPD programmes
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Gym and other discounts
- Absence awards
- Staff social club
- TLR allowances for the right candidate
- Good maternity package

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1076 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Brakenhale School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hr@brakenhale.co.uk

About The Brakenhale School

Brakenhale School is a rapidly growing, high performing 11-19 secondary school with a strong commitment to high standards for students and staff. We are a friendly school, with a firm commitment to providing professional development opportunities for our staff and a passionate belief that every student in our school matters.

We have recently been judged as Good by Ofsted (January 2019) with 3 Outstanding categories; Leadership and Management, Personal Safety and Behaviour and our Post 16 Provision. We are incredibly proud to be the local secondary school of choice for the fourth year running.

School location

Rectory Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7BA