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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: 32.5

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Mat cover

Pay scale

MPS/ UPS + TLR 2B (£5,352)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Head of Geography (Maternity Cover)

Barr Beacon School, Old Hall Lane, WS9 0RF

Salary: MPS / UPS + TLR 2B (£5,352)

Start Date: September 2024

“Geography is not important: it is essential.” – National Geospatial Centre of Excellence (NGCE) 

We are seeking to appoint a Head of Geography to cover Maternity Leave.

This could be the ideal opportunity for a talented Teacher of Geography who is ready to step up, or someone who is already experienced at leading this essential subject. Our school is at a really exciting stage of its development and we need teachers who really want to help pupils be successful geographers.

The successful candidate should already have some experience of leading teachers and will be eager to develop their leadership skills by working alongside the Director of Humanities to ensure all pupils have the best possible experience of this essential and fascinating subject.

What the school offers its staff

About us:  

Barr Beacon School has a shared belief that no child should fail and our high standards and expectations ensure our pupils strive for success. As a highly successful school, we have a commitment to exceptional teaching to provide the best possible education for our students. The successful candidate will have access to excellent professional development opportunities within our Academy and across the wider Matrix Academy Trust. 

We are committed to fostering a culture that values the health and well-being of all employees at Matrix Academy Trust. We are proud to offer a comprehensive well-being package to all employees, including access to 24/7 online GP, physiotherapy services and counselling services. We also offer all employees annual health checks which includes the flu jab, BMI checks and a general discussion with a qualified Nurse.  

 There’s a real buzz about the place which no amount of words can convey, so please come to see Barr Beacon School for yourself. To arrange a visit, please contact the Headteacher.  

To apply, please complete our application form available from www.workatmatrix.co.uk 

Applications are to be emailed to Khibbs@barrbeaconschool.co.uk. 

Application Deadline:  16th May 2024  

Please note that suitable candidates will be called for interview and we reserve the right to remove any advertised role early. 

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding Notice:
Matrix Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and preemployment checks in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education

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About Barr Beacon School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1582 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The word ‘outstanding’ appears a lot in advertisements for teachers – but at Barr Beacon School, it means more. With over 1000 requests for the 252 places available in Year 7 this September, parents would certainly agree. When Ofsted last visited, they merely confirmed what we already knew.

How have we achieved all of this?

Quite simply, we employ teachers who are as ambitious, passionate and dedicated as we are. These amazing people work hard – in fact they work very hard – to ensure that our pupils make the best progress they possibly can.

Whether they are the most able or or the least able, the most advantaged or the least advantaged, every child deserves nothing less than the very best teaching.

Not surprisingly, there’s a real buzz about the place. If you would like to be part of it – and teach children who genuinely want to learn – we would love to hear from you.

Arranging a visit to Barr Beacon School

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

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