Lead Teacher of Geography Sirius Academy West, Hull

Job description

Lead Teacher - Geography

Director of Humanities

Quality of Learning within Geography

SALARY: L1 – L5 dependent on experience

To inspire imaginative and effective approaches to learning and teaching across the Academy, and make a major contribution to improving student attainment by raising the quality of teaching in Geography and across the Academy.

To support other teachers to improve their effectiveness, modelling excellent practice and providing professional mentoring and to consistently teach high quality lessons which bring about excellent outcomes for students.

To play a leading role within the Academy Improvement Group (AIG) in terms of developing improvements in teaching and learning.

Strategic Direction and Development of Geography:
• Contribute to and model policies and practices which promote high achievement through effective teaching and learning.
• Analysing national, local and Academy data, research and inspection findings to inform curriculum area policies and practices, expectations and teaching methodologies and to report regularly to the Principal on progress and plans.

Learning & Teaching:
• To work as a lead practitioner in Geography to develop teaching and learning strategies that are effective and enable students to achieve challenging targets
• To work with the Director of Humanities and the co-ordinator of Geography to identify students at risk of underachieving in Geography and advise and lead on appropriate intervention strategies to raise attainment
• To raise student achievement and attainment in across the Academy as evidenced by external examinations and internal assessments
• To develop staff expertise in all areas of Geography.
• To represent the humanities Department on the Academy Improvement Group and to develop and disseminate AIG teaching and learning initiatives within the Geography department
• Keep up to date with current educational research and disseminate relevant information to colleagues
• To prepare and use performance and contextual data to track individual students and inform performance
• Be committed to the use of new technologies to improve teaching and learning
• Perform role of form tutor

Leading and Supporting Staff:
• To support Academy improvement through professional mentoring and coaching of colleagues both within and outside your own subject area
• To model excellent practice and lead others in the development of new pedagogies
• To support other teachers to develop their expertise in planning preparation and assessment
• Contribute to Geography and whole Academy curriculum policy by advising the Academy Leadership Team, through the line management structure on the most appropriate routes of accreditation in Geography
• To work with the Director of Humanities and the Co-ordinator of Geography to develop appropriate curriculum content for each level of learning which is challenging, engaging and differentiated to meet the needs of all students
• To create and share resources that support the development of assessment for learning strategies
• To contribute to the quality assurance of Geography teaching by working with the Director of humanities and the co-ordinator of Geography to ensure rigorous monitoring and evaluation of progress towards Team and Academy Development Plans
• Participate in the recruitment and induction of new staff
• To actively support the vision, ethos and policies of the Academy

Essential educational requirements

Qualifications – Essential:
• Qualified Teacher Status
• An honours degree in Geography or equivalent related to Geography
• Evidence of relevant recent professional development

Essential qualifications

Qualifications – Essential:
• Qualified Teacher Status
• An honours degree in Geography or equivalent related to Geography
• Evidence of relevant recent professional development

Essential skills and experience

Skills – Essential:
• A tangible passion and enthusiasm for Geography
• A keen interest in developing the teaching of Geography in an innovative and creative way
• Ability to use ICT effectively to support your professional role

About Sirius Academy West

We are forward thinking, innovative and dynamic in our approach to teaching and learning. The Academy is a vibrant community that offers a wealth of opportunities for students and staff. Sirius Academy West is situated in a state-of-the-art £48m facility with a superb sports hall, dance studio, art terrace, super labs and transformational learning zones. If you seek a new challenge and want to be part of a first class team, come and join us.

296 Anlaby Park Road South, Hull, HU4 7JB
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