Stratton Upper School is becoming a Secondary School in September 2024, due to the school expansion we have an exciting opportunity to join our Social Sciences team as a Teacher of Geography/Head of Geography. This key role is to deliver high quality teaching and pastoral support to all students.
Head of Geography to lead the Geography Team providing class teachers with expert subject knowledge and Leadership. Ensuring high standards of teaching and promote positive learning environment with the wider curriculum team.
A great chance to work with a strong, enthusiastic team
To be an excellent classroom practitioner
To working in a stimulating and creative environment
An exceptional CPD provision for all staff
Working in collaboration and sharing best practice across the Trust
The ideal candidate:
QTS, with a good educational background with evidence of continuing CPD.
Excellent classroom practitioner
Excellent subject knowledge
Evidence of both curricular and pastoral responsibilities
High personal standards in terms of attendance, punctuality and organising workload
Support the Academy policies on safeguarding and child protection.
Benefits of working for us include:
Free on-site parking
Access to a free Employee Assistance Programme, offering mental health and wellbeing support
Cycle to work scheme
Free tea and coffee making facilities
Generous sick pay and annual leave
Stratton is a vibrant Upper School with around 900 students on roll. Due to considerable housing development within and around Biggleswade, the school is set to grow significantly, including a longer- term plan to admit students at Y7 from September 2024 to increase our size to an overall capacity of 1650 students. We are proud of our large and successful Sixth Form and the breadth of curriculum we are able to offer our post-16 students. In every respect we are a truly comprehensive school with a full ability range. As the only provider of Key Stage 4 and 5 education in the town, our challenge is to move effortlessly between preparing Year 13 students for top universities to working with students who, without our support, would have rejected the concept of education. Our students are our best advertisement, although closely followed by our dedicated, creative and passionate staff.
Meridian Trust is a successful multi-academy trust founded on its commitment to people and communities. Our proven approach over more than a decade has elevated us to a respected and admired academy trust, a national leader in education and a source of great pride to the communities we serve. The Trust currently operates 29 schools across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire and has forged strong links within all these communities. We are committed to high quality professional development and career opportunities for all staff. To find out more about the Trust, please visit: www.meridiantrust.co.uk
For more information about the role please download the Applicant Information Pack below.
Closing date for applications: 1st February 2024
Shortlisting: 5th February 2024
Interview to take place on: 14th February 2024
The school reserve the right to appoint before the application deadline.
Recruitment agencies need not contact the school until after the closing date.
The Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to pre-employment checks, including an enhanced check with the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS), as well as social media checks.
This school accepts applications through their own website, where you may also find more information about this job.
Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.