An exciting opportunity to join the team at Oasis Academy Sholing
The role and what we are looking for:
We are seeking an innovative and outstanding Head of Geography from April/Sept 2024. The successful candidate will be required to teach all abilities across KS3 and KS4 to the highest standard developing a culture for excellence in Teaching and Learning within Geography. A willingness to support the Academy ethos and support of extra-curricular activities within the Academy is essential.You must be able to use a range of teaching strategies to inspire and motivate our students and demonstrate a commitment to sharing best practices with colleagues in the department.
Due to restructuring, we are seeking to appoint an inspiring and enthusiastic leader who will lead the Geography department. You should have a proven track record of effective leadership, evidence of quality teaching with a range of abilities, and demonstrating student progress across a department.
At Oasis Academy Sholing the Geography department aims to encourage students to develop empathy with other cultures, be curious about different places, improve their place knowledge, and be confident in a range of skills. The Geography Department is a team of 5 specialist Geography teachers, teaching 2 hours of Geography a week at KS3, and 3 hours at KS4. The department has a very successful uptake at GCSE options, currently 6 groups in Year 10, delivering the AQA specification. The Geography curriculum is well sequenced at Key Stage 3 encompassing the National Curriculum as well as topical and environmental issues. Year 9 particularly enjoys the topics - 'The Greatest Threat to our Planet' and 'Interconnectedness'. A range of up-to-date case studies are taught at a local, national, and global level. We also strive to include educational visits within the curriculum including trips to the coast, New Forest, London, and Iceland.
This role offers excellent opportunities for the suitable candidate to work within a successful department and to help shape the future strategic direction of this curriculum area. You will join a friendly and supportive team that strives to ensure that all students enjoy their learning and surpass expectations of achievement. If you wish to grow professionally, join us, and become part of the team developing an outstanding academy.
When you join the Sholing family there are several offers you will receive that make us stand out as an employer of choice. These include but are not limited to:
- Opportunities for training and development internally and externally – including certifications, with access to NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH programmes through Oasis
- Reduced workload through the Oasis curriculum resource bank
- Defined benefit teachers’ pension.
- Cycle-to-work Incentive
- Healthcare Cash Plan Scheme
- Free eye tests
- Flexible working
- Free use of our dedicated gym area
- Access to free counselling service
- Integrated IT provision to support teaching, including your own laptop and I-pad
- A friendly environment with colleagues who care
Oasis Academy Sholing is a rapidly improving, forward-thinking Academy that maintains high expectations of staff and students.
Sholing is part of the highly successful Oasis Community Learning multi-academy trust. The successful candidate will share the ambition of community transformation, delivered by exceptional education at the heart of the community.
Oasis Charitable Trust is wholly committed to ensuring that all children and adults at risk who engage with Oasis activities across the Oasis group through its subsidiaries (Oasis UK, Oasis Community Learning, Oasis College, Oasis Community Partnerships, Oasis Aquila Housing and STOP THE TRAFFIK), are cared for in a safe and secure environment. To fulfil this commitment, a number of safeguarding arrangements are in place.
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