Head of Geography

The Fulham Boys School, London, SW6 5BD

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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    9 May 2022

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Head of Geography job summary

The Fulham Boys School is seeking an outstanding leader to monitor and maintain the high standard of education in the Geography department. This is an opportunity to lead a committed and enthusiastic department with a strong curriculum in place and to contribute to the development of existing teaching staff.

As Head of Department, you will have well developed leadership skills to build upon the department’s current achievements as well as having the ability to think outside the box to ensure students are eager to learn, have a love of Geography and are equipped to address the complex environmental, social and economic challenges facing tomorrow’s world. For example, in KS3, students get to grips with current geographical issues such as conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, coastal management in the Maldives and climate refugees in South Sudan.

The successful candidate will be an excellent classroom practitioner with a proven track record enthusing and engaging students. You will understand the importance of a well thought out curriculum, what core knowledge is needed and how to use interleaving and repetition to drive pupils’ outcomes. Experience of teaching Geography at both GCSE and A Level is essential for this role.

At FBS, every boy studies Geography from year 7 to 9, before making a choice whether to study Geography or History or both subjects at GCSE. A large percentage of students are choosing to study Geography at GCSE.

At present, we have a small yet strong cohort of students currently studying Geography A Level and in June 2022, our first ever cohort will sit their A Level exams. Encouragingly, as the Sixth Form has grown, entries for Geography A Level have risen significantly for the academic year that begins in September 2022.

We teach the OCR B specification at GCSE and the OCR specification at A Level, with 50% of our current Y13 cohort on track to study Geography at Russell Group universities, including our first successful applicant to Oxbridge.

The successful applicant will lead a team of individuals to ensure the success of boys’ outcomes as well as an extra-curricular Geography programme which enriches the lives of our boys and helps prepare them for university and beyond. For example, the department likes to offer students a wide range of opportunities beyond the school and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to further develop and put their stamp on a fieldwork programme that in the past year has included an A Level residential trip to the North Cornwall coast, urban fieldwork in Brick Lane and GCSE coastal fieldwork in Dorset.

As a school we are passionate about the professional development of all staff. Our commitment to the successful candidate is that we will do all we can to ensure that their professional development needs are met.

The school is located in the heart of Fulham. As a school we are committed through co-curricular, sport and departmental lessons that London is seen as our classroom; we believe that our extended day and our state of the art facilities in central London equips our young men to thrive. The Fulham Boys School is a highly successful and oversubscribed school with a good reputation in the local community.

We actively encourage potential candidates to visit our school. If you do wish to visit, please contact Jane Proudfoot, HR Manager at The Fulham Boys School, 532 Fulham Road, London SW6 5BD or by email to recruit@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

Please log onto our website www.fulhamboysschool.org for further details about the school.

Application forms should be sent to Jane Proudfoot, HR Manager at The Fulham Boys School, 532 Fulham Road, London SW6 5BD or by email to recruit@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

FBS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date: Monday 16th May 2022 12 noon.

Interview date: Week beginning Monday 16th May 2022

Job commences: 1st September 2022

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About The Fulham Boys School

School type
Free School, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
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School size
685 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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The Fulham Boys School is an 11-18 school for boys. Founded by local parents and teachers, it opened with its first Year 7 boys in September 2014 and now has almost 700 boys including more than 100 in the Sixth Form.

We have made an ambitious pledge to be one of the very best school in this country – state or private – within the next ten years.

The Fulham Boys School is and independent government funded school. We are a free school and fully embrace this freedom and independence to achieve our ambitious aim of becoming one of the best schools in this country with an academic curriculum that will equip FBS boys to apply for Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.

To this end we have created and constantly reinforce a very distinctive ethos. It is an ethos that is built upon the Christian faith, nurtures enterprise and is geared towards boys.

Due to rapid expansion we are now seeking a number of teaching vacancies throughout the school.


We constantly remind our boys about the importance of standards. Standards, standards, standards! Knowing how to behave appropriately in different settings – assembly, lessons, on the sports field, to and from school, in the dining room, in the library, walking through corridors, relaxing or letting off steam at break and lunch. Ensuring their uniform is immaculate and enforcing strict rules about hair.

The school has a complete cross section of boys. The school attracts a significant number of boys from the private sector but as a non-fee-paying school, we are able to draw in a far more diverse demographic than private schools. When it comes to preparing boys for life, this gives FBS boys a huge advantage. Fulham has a vibrant mix of cultures and some of the most expensive housing in London alongside pockets of significant deprivation. Our boys learn valuable lessons from mixing with each other, crossing socio-economic divides, and learning from each other’s perspectives rather than falling back on ‘group think’. No boy is allowed to use his upbringing or background as an excuse for not meeting our high standards, or as a barrier to achievement.

Our teaching strategies are geared towards boys and aimed at raising achievement for boys.

Our curriculum is academic that will equip FBS boys to apply for Oxbridge and Russell Group universities.

Sport is central to school life.


Enterprising is what we are not what we do.

We are committed to developing entrepreneurial flair, skills and habits in FBS boys, to serve the community as well as their later economic well-being.

We provide a wide range of co-curricular and vocational activities, this is provided through an extended school day with school running from 8.30-5pm Mon-Thurs and 8.30-3pm on Friday.

We place huge emphasis on character and instil in our boys the importance of being risk takers, game changers, resilient, problem solvers, team players, calm under pressure and possessing a can do, never lie down, never know when you’re beaten attitude.

Social enterprise is also important; we expect our boys to give back to society and want the school to be at the heart of the community.

Christian Faith

Not all our teachers are Christians (about a third) and neither are our boys. We have boys from other faiths and no faith. But as a school built upon the Christian faith:

1) Everyone will learn about Christian values, as described in the Bible and demonstrated perfectly by Jesus Christ. We will try to follow them as a community in everything we do.

2) Everyone will have regularly and varied opportunities to learn about the main beliefs of Christianity and the claims of Jesus Christ.

3) Everyone will have the opportunity and will be encouraged to think and ask questions about these beliefs and claims. Everyone will be able to give their own view in response, whatever that may be.

4) The Christian ethos will have an impact on every area of school life, be that assemblies, form times, lessons, break and lunchtimes, sports afternoons or any other time. It will have an impact on learning, behaviour, pastoral care and pupil and staff welfare. Three vital ingredients make up the school’s ethos: Boys, Faith and Enterprise. We aim to build a school that is geared towards Boys, built upon Christian principles and which nurtures Enterprise.

As a free school we aim to constantly push the boundaries and offer the very best experience to all our boys and staff. Our extended school day means that staff and students benefit from 18 extra days holiday. Along with other staff perks, we also have an innovative approach to pay; whilst we adopt the national teacher pay scales we also have a performance related bonus scheme to recognise the hard work and dedication of our staff.

Further information and application forms are available on our school website www.fulhamboysschool.org

If you would like a confidential discussion with our Headmaster or to arrange a visit to the school please call the school on 0207 381 7100.

Application forms should be sent to Jane Proudfoot, HR Manager at The Fulham Boys School, 532 Fulham Road, London SW6 5BD or by email to recruit@fulhamboysschool.org.uk

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