Head of Geography

The Totteridge Academy, London


Job details

Subjects Geography, Geography, Geography
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 3 to Upper pay range 3, £32,931 to £45,566

Job summary

We are looking for an exceptional leader to join our team. If you are an outstanding geography teacher who would relish the chance to make your mark in a school that has already made a huge transformation and continues to do so, this is the perfect role for you.

This position provides the ideal opportunity for an ambitious and dynamic teacher with vision to help shape an ethos of care, respect, high achievement and challenge. A recent Ofsted inspection in April 2019, graded the school as ‘Good’ overall with ‘Outstanding’ behaviour and leadership. Over the last three years, we have achieved:

• A phenomenal increase in exam results from 39% to 76% of students gaining 5+ good passes including English and Maths
• A Progress 8 score improvement from -0.45 to +0.6
• A 150% increase in student numbers enrolling in Year 7, from 72 to 180

We are confident and excited about being the most improved school in London by 2021.

As Head of Geography you will be responsible for the teaching and learning, outcomes and continuous development of the department. You can also expect to play a strategic leadership role in the academy’s future as this is a position we feel is crucial to our transformational journey. The leadership team at The Totteridge Academy strongly believes in giving autonomy to our middle leaders and is always open to creative and innovative ideas.

At The Totteridge Academy we believe that the best teachers and leaders are continuously striving to improve through our belief in the principle of ‘kaizen’ (continuous improvement). We are committed to developing our people and, as part of the largest group of academies and independent schools in the country, United Learning, we offer unrivalled professional development and career progression.

This is an exciting time to join The Totteridge Academy; if you share our high expectations and are passionate about making a difference, we look forward to receiving your application.

Essential educational requirements

A good academic achievement including a directly relevant honours degree (2.I or above).
A level Geography

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

High Level of personal and professional integrity
Commitment to academic excellence
High degrees of self confidence, personal energy and dynamism
Personal warmth, good rapport with pupils, colleagues and parents
Excellent organisational skills
Appropriate levels of personal presentation.
Confident use of ICT
Evidence of creative and innovative approach to teaching and learning including the appropriate use of ICT
Commitment to improving, monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning.

Employee benefits

In return we are offering a highly attractive salary (plus TLR), along with the benefits of being part of United Learning, opportunities to share good practice and collaborate with colleagues across every phase of education.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 572 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Totteridge Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email julie-ann.omalley@tta.org.uk

About The Totteridge Academy

School location

Barnet Lane, London, N20 8AZ