Head of Geography

Outwood Grange Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire


Job details

Subject Geography
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Lead Practitioners range 5 to Lead Practitioners range 9, £44,106 to £48,687

Job summary

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a well-qualified, driven professional who is an outstanding classroom practitioner to progress within our Family of Schools. You will be an inspiring leader with the energy and creativity to lead a growing team of teachers. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students and share our single goal of ‘students first’.

You will be an outstanding teacher with the ability to teach Post 16. You will also have the leadership experience and the ability to challenge individuals within your team whilst supporting them to achieve outstanding results. The department aims to continue its success at GCSE and A Level whilst striving to exceed its targets at all key stages. We are committed to delivering the best possible Geography curriculum and the Head of Department will be supported by the Directors of Humanities across the Family of Schools.

Outwood Grange Academy is an Academy of Excellence and a very high performing school. The Chief Executive and Academy Principal is a National Leader of Education and Outwood Grange Academy is a National Leader of Education Support School.

In our last OFSTED inspection we were judged outstanding in all areas. As one the country's first Teaching Schools, we offer high quality support and programmes of professional development, which provide many opportunities for colleagues at all levels.

For further information please visit our website www.outwood.com/grange or contact our HR Department on 01924 204350 Ext 227/241 or via email on recruitment@grange.outwood.com

The Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

Essential educational requirements

Outstanding knowledge of Geography education at all levels, Key stage 3 – Key stage 5

Essential qualifications

A degree in an appropriate discipline and completion of an appropriate teacher training course

Essential skills and experience

Awareness of the latest developments in Geography teaching and their impact on the subject in schools.

Knowledge of the health and safety aspects of organising and running fieldwork at all key stages.

Successful experience of teaching Geography at all Key Stages.

Evidence of managing and leading a new initiative across a department or whole school.

Proven track record of making a difference to the learning and experiences of students inside and outside the classroom.

An outstanding classroom practitioner with a clear direction and vision for teaching and promoting Geography across the Academy and the local community.

Outstanding relationships with students and staff members which promotes excellent classroom discipline and attainment.

Ability to interpret statistical data.

Ability to communicate high expectations to all students and staff.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 2001 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Outwood Grange Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@grange.outwood.com

About Outwood Grange Academy

School location

Potovens Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2PF