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  • Start date details

    Easter/September 2024

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS/UPS + TLR 2b £5193

Lead Leaner Geography job summary

Details for applicants

Who are we?

The Political Science Faculty offers a wide variety of opportunities for students and aims to give a balanced curriculum throughout our subjects. Our team is comprised of subject specialists for each of the subjects within the department: Geography, History, Law and Politics.  Our curriculum has recently undertaken many exciting changes across all key stages. The addition of Law at KS5, together with a brand-new programme of extra-curricular trips, visits and guest speakers, makes it an exciting time to join the department.  Over half of our students take History or Geography, and Law, Politics and the Extended Project Qualification, have a growing presence in our sixth form.

The Geography Lead Learner will support the Lead Learner of the Political Science faculty in implementing the Abbey College curriculum intent.

To work with the Political Science Lead Learner to implement an engaging, inclusive, aspirational and challenging geography curriculum including co-curricular opportunities.

Would you like to visit us?

Informal visits are welcomed. We are not as far away as you think and driving through the countryside each morning is a very pleasant way to start you day! You’ll find us just 20-25 minutes from Peterborough and Huntingdon, and commutable from Cambridge too. Why not come and visit us so we can show you more of our school?

 What do I do if I want to know more before applying?

You are very welcome to come and visit our wonderful school, please just let us know and we will arrange a tour of the department and wider school.  More information is available on our website. However, if you have any further questions, please contact Simon Hedges simon.hedges@abbeycollege.cambs.sch.uk

Job role and purpose

The Geography Lead Learner will support the Lead Learner of the Political Science faculty in implementing the Abbey College curriculum intent.

To implement an engaging, inclusive, aspirational and challenging geography curriculum including co-curricular opportunities.   

  •         To provide professional leadership and management for the curriculum area that sets high expectations and support for all.  To set a clear vision for the department that is understood by all.
  •         To act as a professional role model to all staff as a middle leader of the school.
  •         To secure high quality teaching and learning.
  •         To improve standards of learning and progress for all students.
  •         To provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum.
  •         To lead, manage and develop the curriculum area.
  •         To effectively manage, deploy and develop teaching / support staff.


  •         By personal example and practice, establish clear expectations and standards for both staff and students in line with the school's policies and values.
  •         Monitor all information from teachers and check that action is taken where necessary.
  •         Support the personal development of subject teachers, through appraisal, inset, coaching and sharing of good practice.
  •         Demonstrate Outstanding classroom skills.
  •         Ability to create effective lesson plans that determine and develop from student starting points.
  •         Ability to use assessment to inform planning for good teaching and learning.
  •         Ability to differentiate materials to meet the needs of learners.
  •         Experience or desire to raise standards of achievements.
  •         Willingness to continue to develop own expertise.
  •         Ability to build good relationships with students and colleagues.
  •         Be well organized and able to maintain accurate records.
  •         Ability to use ICT effectively to engage students.

Classroom Teacher

  •         Planning and preparing courses and lessons.
  •         Teaching; according to the educational needs of each student.
  •         Setting and marking of work to be carried out by the student in school and elsewhere.
  •         Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of students.
  •         Promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and classes.
  •         Provide guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and on their further education and future career plan, including information about sources of more expert advice on specific                 questions, making relevant records and reports.
  •         Make records of and report on the personal and social need of students.
  •         Communicate and consult with parents.
  •          Lead a form group.
  •         Communicate and co-operate with persons or bodies outside school.
  •         Participate in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above.
  •         Offer an extracurricular activity.
  •         Provide or contribute to oral and written assessment, reports and references relating to individual students and groups.
  •         Participate in appraisal of your performance and that of other teachers.
  •         Periodically review your methods of teaching and programmes of work.
  •         Participate in arrangements for further training and professional development including those aimed at meeting the need identified in performance objectives or in performance statements.
  •         Participate in an induction programme arranged for your supervision and training.
  •         Advise and co-operate with the Headteacher and other teachers on the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programmes, methods of teaching and assessment             and pastoral arrangements.
  •         Maintain good order and discipline among students and safeguard their health and safety both when authorised to be on the school premises and when they are engaged in authorised school activities                 elsewhere.
  •        Participate in meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum of the school or the administration or organisation of the school, including pastoral arrangements.
  •         Participate in arrangements for preparing students for external examinations, in assessing students for the purpose of such examinations and recording and reporting such assessments and participating             in arrangements for students’ presentation for and supervision during such examinations within the guidelines agreed.
  •         Participate in appropriate administrative and organisational tasks relating to such duties as are described above, including the direction or supervision of persons providing support for the teachers in the            school.
  •         Attend assemblies, registering the attendance of students and supervising students, whether these duties are to be performed before, during or after school sessions.
  •         Other Specific Duties as directed by the Headteacher or appropriate Line Manager.


  •         Ensure all pupils have equal access to learning using appropriate strategies and resources, where necessary.
  •         Liaise with pastoral staff members to ensure the wellbeing of pupils and their full participation in school life.
  •         Raise any concerns regarding pupils’ behaviour with the relevant Raising Standards Lead.
  •         Implement any specific arrangements for individual pupils, ensuring that relevant staff members are aware of the measures in place.
  •         Provide individual pastoral support to pupils, where necessary.
  •         Continuously motivate and challenge pupils, whilst promoting and reinforcing self-esteem.


  •        To have the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.
  •        Appreciate the significance of safeguarding and interpret this accurately for all individual children and young people whatever their life circumstances.
  •        To have a good understanding of the safeguarding agenda and can demonstrate an ability to contribute towards a safe environment.
  •        The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice and information in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. 

    Variation Clause
  •        This job description will be reviewed and updated periodically in order to ensure that it relates to the job performed or to incorporate any proposed changes.  This procedure will be conducted by the                      Headteacher or line manager in consultation with the post-holder.  In these circumstances it will be the aim to reach agreement on reasonable changes but if agreement is not possible management                        reserves the right to make changes to the job description following consultation.
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About Abbey College, Ramsey

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1055 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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