Teacher of Geography and/or History

Didcot Girls' School, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 7AJ

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  • Start date details

    1st January or 1st September 2023

  • Closing date

    3 October 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS1 to UPS3

Teacher of Geography and/or History job summary

DGS Geography Department

  • The Geography department is staffed by an enthusiastic and talented group of four teaching staff, who are always keen to share ideas and resources. We are exceptionally collaborative and very well resourced, as a result of careful, strategic and iterative curriculum development over a number of years. The department is accommodated in specialist classrooms.
  • Results in the department are consistently strong with students at both GCSE and A level performing significantly about national averages and producing strong value-added performance.
  • Geography is a very popular choice at GCSE and A level. Wetypically have five groups at GCSE each year and two in each of Year 12 and Year 13. We currently follow AQA specifications at both key stages.

DGS History Department

  • The History Department is also staffed by a team of four excellent teaching staff who are always keen to share ideas and resources. They too have a carefully planned and fully resourced curriculum that has been created and refined over a number of years in a process that continues to ensure both engagement and the very best outcomes. The department is accommodated in specialist classrooms with projectors.
  • History is also a popular GCSE choice with three or four groups operating in each of the three KS4 cohorts and two groups in each of Year 12 and Year 13.
  • Outcomes in History far exceed national benchmarks. We are very proud of these successes and attribute them to inspirational leadership and teaching, a growth mindset and lots of hard work.

The Post

This is a key post in strong and innovative departments. We are looking for a candidate with the skills and desire to lead this successful department onto the next stage in its development and a teacher with a genuine and infectious passion for teaching Geography and/or History; a teacher with high expectations for all students whatever their prior attainment.

The successful applicant will ideally have the ability to teach History and/ or Geography at key stages 3-5.

Excellent professional development and support will be available to the successful candidate.

For further information about the Geography department, please email Lucy Ahearn, Head of Geography at lahearn@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk.

For further information about the History department, please email Nick Lawton and Jo Street, Joint Heads of History at nlawton@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk and jstreet@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk

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About Didcot Girls' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1562 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01235 812092

Didcot Girls’ School is a dynamic school. In December 2015, the school was judged to be Outstanding. As Ofsted recognised, we invest in all of our staff: ‘Staff have exceptional opportunities for professional development. Staff feel valued and really like working in the school. Morale is very high.'(Ofsted).

We are a values-driven school, committed to high quality teaching and learning and respectful relationships within an inclusive learning community. Developing stimulating and student-centred teaching and learning is at the centre of our school development work. We work hard to ensure that all girls’ education enables our students to develop confidence, leadership skills and high levels of aspiration.

We are committed to continuous professional development and have wide-ranging training and development opportunities. We are also mindful of the competing demands people face in their lives and make every effort to accommodate flexible working.

Summer 2022 GCSE results were superb with 88% of all students achieving 4+ in English and Maths, and 72% doing the same at 5+. Results at A level in the mixed sixth form shared with our partner school, St Birinus School, are also extremely strong with 44% of grades awarded as A* or A and 68% achieving Grades A*-B. These results place us as one of the highest performing schools in the county.

Arranging a visit to Didcot Girls' School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email vacancy@didcotgirls.oxon.sch.uk.

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