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
To work with the Political Science Lead Learner to implement an engaging,
inclusive, aspirational and challenging geography curriculum including
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
Job role and purpose
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.
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.
act as a professional role model to all staff as a middle leader of the school.
secure high quality teaching and learning.
improve standards of learning and progress for all students.
provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum.
lead, manage and develop the curriculum area.
effectively manage, deploy and develop teaching / support staff.
personal example and practice, establish clear expectations and standards for
both staff and students in line with the school's policies and values.
all information from teachers and check that action is taken where necessary.
the personal development of subject teachers, through appraisal, inset,
coaching and sharing of good practice.
Outstanding classroom skills.
to create effective lesson plans that determine and develop from student
to use assessment to inform planning for good teaching and learning.
to differentiate materials to meet the needs of learners.
or desire to raise standards of achievements.
to continue to develop own expertise.
to build good relationships with students and colleagues.
well organized and able to maintain accurate records.
to use ICT effectively to engage students.
and preparing courses and lessons.
according to the educational needs of each student.
and marking of work to be carried out by the student in school and elsewhere.
recording and reporting on the development, progress and attainment of
the general progress and well-being of individual students and classes.
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
records of and report on the personal and social need of students.
and consult with parents.
a form group.
and co-operate with persons or bodies outside school.
in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above.
an extracurricular activity.
or contribute to oral and written assessment, reports and references relating
to individual students and groups.
in appraisal of your performance and that of other teachers.
review your methods of teaching and programmes of work.
in arrangements for further training and professional development including
those aimed at meeting the need identified in performance objectives or in
in an induction programme arranged for your supervision and training.
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.
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.
in meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum of the school or the
administration or organisation of the school, including pastoral arrangements.
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.
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.
assemblies, registering the attendance of students and supervising students,
whether these duties are to be performed before, during or after school
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
- 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
- To have the ability to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young
- 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.
- 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
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