Subject Leader Geography

The Latimer Arts College, Kettering, Northamptonshire


Job details

Subject Geography
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £23,720 to £35,008

Job summary


Would you like to be part of a school where the strengths and talents of students and staff are extremely valued (Ofsted February 2018)

Would you like to work in a school where the culture of being happy and safe means pupils can, and do, enjoy being at school (Ofsted February 2018)

Are you an outstanding teacher with the passion and motivation to inspire young people?

If so, then you will not want to miss out on this golden opportunity to join our high-performing school, as Subject Leader for Geography. The person appointed will have a clear vision of what an outstanding Geography provision will look like and have the skills to lead in this area. They will be ambitious and see this role as a great stepping stone to a higher leadership position in the near future. The ability to teach the other Humanities subjects would be advantageous.

Why come to Latimer? This is a fantastic school to work in: as a result of our success and popularity we are over-subscribed and have a very strong positive reputation. On interview we ask candidates for their impressions of the College and without fail they comment on how wonderful our students are, the supportive team ethos amongst staff and how friendly and welcoming the College is.

We are a tight-knit unit striving for the very best for our students and we are focussed on, and passionate about, learning and success.

We genuinely care about our staff, their well-being and their professional development: we are a happy team, committed to working collaboratively and sharing the very best practice. This was very much recognised in latest Ofsted Inspection.

If you are an outstanding Geography teacher aspiring to undertake a leadership role it really is worth applying for this post. We have a strong track record of succession planning and many of our current leaders have progressed to promoted posts within the College.

We are seeking to appoint a candidate who is passionate about learning; a team player who will thrive on collaboration and team work; someone who really wants to make a difference!

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

The Latimer Arts College values the diversity of our workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

For an application form and further details, please visit the vacancies page on our website. Alternatively, please contact Ms Ridley, Principal’s PA, on 01536 720310 or email

Early applications are encouraged as we will review applications as we receive them; and applicants may be contacted before the closing date.

Essential educational requirements

Relevant Degree

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status

Essential skills and experience

Experience of teaching Geography at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5
Proven track record of outstanding outcomes
Proven track record of strong and effective behaviour management strategies
Excellent ability to analyse and interpret data and use it to secure high student outcomes
Ability to motivate and inspire others to work collaboratively as part of a team
Effective time management and organisational skills
Creativity, energy and enthusiasm, with an added good sense of humour!
Evidence of resilience and working effectively under pressure
Excellent ability to use ICT in varied and innovative ways

Employee benefits


More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 1080 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website The Latimer Arts College website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Castle Way, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6SW