Head of Geography Myton School, Warwick, Warwickshire

Job description

From September 2020 - TLR 1.1 £8,069 p.a.

Geography is a thriving, successful and popular at Myton, with a large number of students choosing to study it at both A Level and GCSE. We are looking for a visionary leader to take the steps needed to bring the department forward at all key stages.

Your appointment as Head of Geography will be to lead the team of seven specialist Geography teachers. This team includes members of the leadership team and pastoral teams who are committed, passionate teachers and who provide an excellent Geography education to our students.

As Head of Department, you will demonstrate a passion for Geography and have a deep understanding of the learning process and the current developments in education and examination requirements. You will also need experience in leading field work trips and teaching the subject at A-level.

Myton is a very popular 11-18 high performing School with Academy status based between Warwick and Leamington Spa. We are immensely proud of our reputation and our excellent record in supporting students to make the next step into training, vocational courses and Higher Education, including top universities.

Our school is a happy, purposeful and hard working community – we offer students an exciting curriculum and a huge range of extra-curricular opportunities within a safe, secure and supportive environment.

Essential educational requirements

Strong subject knowledge;
Knowledge and understanding of the National Curriculum requirements for Geography;
Knowledge and understanding of the learning process;
A clear philosophy for the teaching of Geography;
Experience of delivering the KS3 and KS4 Geography curriculum;
Awareness of the responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children.

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher status (by employment start date) with specialisation in Geography.

Essential skills and experience

The vision and capacity to drive the department to be at the forefront of the school’s success;
Able to lead, motivate and support staff effectively;
Excellent classroom practitioner with success in teaching Geography;
Evidence of creative and imaginative approaches to teaching Geography;
Able to work effectively under pressure, meet tight deadlines and pay attention to detail;
Ability to use ICT in the classroom to achieve improvement;
High level of interpersonal, organisational and administrative skills;
Able to manage students effectively;
Ability to see tasks through to a successful conclusion;
Ability to coordinate, and participate in, exciting and innovative extra-curricular opportunities.

Employee benefits

Myton is an innovative and forward looking school with enduring values of care and mutual respect. We are involved in new and exciting partnerships locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, and we are keen to develop innovative and entrepreneurial approaches which take advantage of the new educational landscape.

About Myton School

Myton is a very popular, high performing school with academy status, situated between Warwick and Leamington Spa. As a happy and purposeful community, we offer students an exciting curriculum and a huge range of extra-curricular opportunities within a safe, secure and supportive environment. With enduring values of care and mutual respect we support hard-working staff as well as students and families.

Myton Road, Warwick, Warwickshire, CV34 6PJ
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