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  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    4 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - One year

Pay scale

Full-time equivalent salary: Main/Upper Pay Spine (London Fringe)

Additional allowances

£6084.00 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

Pioneer Educational Trust is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and forward-thinking teaching practitioner to the post of Head of Geography at Desborough College. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of exceptional teaching across all key stages, have the ability to make positive student connections by guiding those of all abilities to ensure the best results and offer a variety of extra-curricular activities for our students.

To be successful at Desborough College you will:

  • Teach to a high standard at GCSE and A Level.
  • Be passionate about learning and teaching.
  • Have high expectations of all students.
  • Go above and beyond to ensure students make great progress.
  • Be relentless in ensuring exceptional outcomes for all our students
  • Be committed and hard-working

What the school offers its staff

In return we will offer you:

  • A school with enthusiastic students who want to succeed.
  • An incredibly supportive group of colleagues.
  • A personalised CPD and peer coaching programme to provide first-rate preparation towards promotion.
  • A two-week October half-term.
  • The chance to perform on a wide stage through our proud membership of the Pioneer Educational Trust.

We are deeply committed to the emotional and professional well-being and development of all our staff with the added benefits of peer coaching and a supportive CPD system, family friendly policies, on-site parking and a range of well-being initiatives.

Our ethos is to ‘recruit for attitude, train for skill’! Pioneer Educational Trust seeks to invest intelligently, inspire collaboration and pioneer so that all learners in our family of schools have equal access to an outstanding education.Our mission is grounded on four core values which our schools embrace:

  • we pioneer: by preparing the way for others to follow, we transcend barriers through aspiration, merit and risk.Pioneer engenders determination, commitment and responsibility to better society through education and learning, never accepting mediocrity
  • we inspire collaboration: we believe in working in partnership. In a culture of high trust and intelligent risk-taking, collaboration exists at all levels and between all stakeholders
  • we invest intelligently: by providing high-quality professional development for all staff and a positive and enriching work environment.We provide high support and challenge that enables all colleagues to flourish
  • we consciously liberate: providing equal access to an exceptional education to all is central to the aims of the trust.The trust champions the vulnerable and disadvantaged, breaking down barriers to learning and preparing all children and young people for adulthood.We drive equality, celebrate diversity and promote equity, inclusion and belonging.

Commitment to safeguarding

Desborough College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This post is subject to satisfactory references, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check (previously CRB check), and evidence of essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

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About Desborough College

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

Desborough College is an all-boys (with girls in the 6th form), comprehensive school in Maidenhead, characterised by excellent pastoral care and an ever-growing Widening Horizons programme of extra-curricular activities. We enjoy a diverse community who are proud to be inclusive and welcoming and our staff body have high expectations in terms of behaviour and attitudes as well as striving to achieve excellent outcomes for our students.

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