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Head of Geography

Keswick School, Keswick, Cumbria

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject
Geography
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
£25,714 (M1) - £41,604 (UPS3)

Job summary

Curriculum Management
1. Lead, manage and develop the Geography curriculum with support from department colleagues

2. Review and develop high quality teaching materials and schemes of work that take into account curriculum changes, new initiatives, shared best practice and research outcomes in order to maximise pupil progress

3. Plan and implement teaching strategies to support independent and active learning

4. Ensure that all groups of pupils are well catered for, especially G&T/PP/catch up/SEND, taking into account different teaching and learning styles

5. Plan and implement department intervention to targeted groups to raise achievement

6. Ensure pupils’ work is regularly assessed, is diagnostic and that subject specific formative feedback is provided which clearly explains how pupils can improve, in line with the school’s assessment policy

7. Ensure reports to parents are of a high standard and that guidelines are adhered to and deadlines met

8. Analyse and evaluate department performance and use this to inform individual and department target setting

9. Produce an annual Departmental Improvement Plan that reflects the School’s Improvement Plan

10. Work with colleagues in other departments on school priorities including developing literacy, numeracy, independent learning, BYOD and cross curricula projects

11. Liaise with primary schools (KS2) to support and in inform curriculum developments

12. Look for opportunities for pupils to participate in local and national events

Leadership and Staff Management
1. Lead the department through outstanding teaching, professional vision and knowledge

2. Work within a system of line management and undertake appraisals

3. Work with and support other colleagues within the Humanities department

4. Routinely and rigorously monitor the quality of teaching and learning through lesson observations, work sampling, drop-ins and pupil tracking, and set targets for development

5. Oversee the professional development of Geography teaching staff through guidance, delegation and consultation

6. Deliver CPD/INSET in departmental meetings and through the school CPD programme

7. Contribute to the induction process for trainee teachers, NQTs and new staff

8. Supervise the work of and give professional guidance to trainee teachers and NQTs within the Geography department, supplying written reports according to the school’s policy

9. Advise the Head teacher in matters of staff appointments

10. Ensure that high standards of student behaviour are maintained in the Geography department at all times

Employee benefits

This post attracts a TLR 2b responsibility payment of £4,735 per annum.

Employee benefits includes free on-site car park, free flu vaccinations and the Lake District National Park on our doorstep.

Applying for the job

Further details and an application form are available from the HR Officer, Mr Andrew Young. By e-mail: andrewyoung@keswick.cumbria.sch.uk or from the School’s website www.keswick.cumbria.sch.uk/vacancies

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1337 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About Keswick School

Keswick School Academy is a highly successful coeducational 11-18 comprehensive with 1351 pupils on roll. The academy has been recognised under a number of designations including; National Teaching School, Science Specialist, High Performance and Gifted and Talented SSAT Consultant School.

Arranging a visit to Keswick School

Unfortunately school visits are not possible during the current national lockdown. However please feel free to contact Mr Young if you have any questions by e-mail: andrewyoung@keswick.cumbria.sch.uk

School location

Vicarage Hill, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5QB

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