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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    23 May 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    29 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Head of Geography job summary

The post will involve supporting:

The Learning Experience of pupils by:

a) Teaching mainly Geography across the full range of age and ability, including KS5, following departmental schemes of work;

b) Contributing to the development of departmental schemes of work and assessment;

c) Setting and marking homework according to school and departmental policies;

d) Integrating the development of key skills (ICT, literacy and numeracy) into their teaching;

e) Monitoring and assessing students according to departmental and whole school policies;

f) Contributing to departmental meetings;

g) Maintaining a safe and attractive learning environment;

h) Effective use of student data to support their learning.

The Head of Geography will be responsible to a line manager in the Senior Leadership Team for the management of learning and teaching throughout the department. This will involve:

Head of Geography - Leadership of a team and development of staff by:

a) Managing and deploying department staff;

b) Supervising and monitoring the work of department colleagues;

c) Arranging and participating in the staff performance management process, in consultation with the SLT line manager;

d) Planning and recording minutes at regular department meetings;

e) Supporting colleagues in the maintenance of high standards of student behaviour;

f) Establishing and maintaining professional standards within the department;

g) Organising opportunities for colleagues share good practice in a range of ways from observation to the effective sharing of resources;

h) Ensuring that the department keeps up to date with developments within the teaching of their subject;

i) Advising the Headteacher and SLT line manager on the appointment of department staff;

j) Caring for the personal career and development of department staff, Early Career Teachers and Trainee teachers.

Head of Geography - The effective management of resources by:

a) Managing the department budget;

b) Identifying departmental needs (long and short term);

c) Allocating and controlling department equipment, books, stationery, etc to ensure most efficient use and minimum loss or wastage;

d) Preparing orders for resources within an allocated budget;

e) Ensuring that Department rooms and adjoining spaces are maintained as an attractive and safe learning environment.

School-wide activities by:

a) Promoting the school's ethos and equal opportunities policy;

b) Contributing to the further development of whole school policies and practices;

c) Serving as a tutor with responsibilities for student academic tutoring, behaviour, welfare and guidance;

d) Carrying out appropriate school duties, including general lunchtime duties on a voluntary basis;

e) Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of students for whom they have responsibility or with whom they come into contact;

f) Fostering business and community links;

g) Being willing to contribute to enrichment programmes.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Overton Grange School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1239 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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