Head of Geography

Q3 Academy Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B43 7SD

4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 July 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    23 June 2022

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Head of Geography job summary

We are seeking a self-motivated, creative and inspiring teacher and leader who has experience in curriculum planning and delivery of Geography across Key Stages 3-5. You are an outstanding teacher who is passionate about your subject and able to inspire and motivate students to learn, along with lead other teachers in the delivery of an engaging, appropriate and well-rounded curriculum.

The Academy is looking for someone who has:
• Excellent subject knowledge in Geography;
• A track record of outstanding results at Key Stages 4 and 5;
• A record of growing Geography as a subject within a school;
• The ability to understand and work with assessment data to monitor and intervene as appropriate with student cohorts;
• A passion for Geography with experience in field visits and learning outside the classroom;
• The ability to lead, inspire and hold colleagues to account for high-quality teaching, provision and outcomes within Geography.

Your key responsibilities will include:
• Leading the delivery of all Geography courses across Key Stages 3-5;
• Leading and managing others teaching Geography so they are supported and recognised for their strengths and contributions;
• Being accountable for examination results within Geography;
• Developing and reviewing suitable curriculum for study across all Key Stages;
• Conveying enthusiasm and commitment about teaching and learning, whilst always seeking out opportunities to improve;
• Creating a positive ethos for the department which contributes to the enrichment of students’ experiences, and rewards their efforts;
• Teaching Geography across all Key Stages;
• Organising and leading appropriate curriculum enrichment, including fieldwork at GCSE and A Level;
• Working with other Heads of Department to support the uptake and continued success of EBacc. at Key Stage 4;
• Being a Form Tutor.

Q3 is part of the Mercian Academy Trust, one of nine schools across Sandwell and Walsall, which is committed to staff development opportunities and ongoing training.

Details of this post are also available by visiting our website at www.q3academy.org.uk

Application process:
Please click 'Apply Now' and once fully completed, please submit your application.
CVs alone are not accepted unless you have a disability that makes it difficult to complete an application form.

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement of this role.

Please note that you may be contacted via e-mail throughout the recruitment process, so please check your e-mails regularly. We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not selected for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us within 28 days after submitting your application, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

The Mercian Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

Additional allowances

TLR 2b £4,945 per year

Applying for the job

Please apply using the application form attached to this advert.
CVs alone are not accepted unless you have a disability that makes it difficult to complete an application form.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Q3 Academy Great Barr

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1133 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Contact phone number
0121 358 6186

Q3 Academy, Great Barr is a highly successful, oversubscribed Academy located in Great Barr, committed to raising achievement and curriculum innovation. Our GCSE and A Level headline results continue to be among the best in Sandwell, and this success is underpinned by a relentless focus on raising standards, developing the whole child and improving the quality of teaching and learning.

Arranging a visit to Q3 Academy Great Barr

To arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Sharon Baker (HR Administrator) at the Academy.

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