Teacher of Geography
Bedford Free School, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AD
This job expired on 20 May 2022
Expected start date
1 September 2022
20 May 2022 at 9:00am
13 May 2022
About Bedford Free School
- School type
- Free School, ages 11 to 16
- Education phase
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- School size
- 504 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 16
- Ofsted report
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- School website
- Bedford Free School website (opens in a new tab)
- Contact email
- Contact phone number
- 01234 332290
RESPECT, HONESTY, HIGH EXPECTATIONS
At BFS our values drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated pupils. BFS is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge-based education for pupils of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said and geography is at the heart of this.
With waiting lists in each year group and 2019 GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools in the country for progress, we are a hugely popular school. Demand for places is very high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children.
Geography is a very popular option subject taught by two members of staff. We have six groups currently studying at GCSE, where we follow the AQA A syllabus. At Key Stage Three we have constructed an exciting and broad curriculum which places an emphasis on core geographical knowledge across a breadth of topics, with the aim that all pupils gain a comprehensive understanding of the world and our place within it. The geography department offers a range of extracurricular opportunities for students including an annual Y11 Fieldwork visit.
At BFS we value and respect subject specialism and strive to create the environment where teachers can get on and teach the subjects which they love and are expert in. You would benefit from the existing strong, well-resourced, knowledge-rich curriculum already in place for geography and would have the opportunity to lend and develop your subject knowledge by contributing to the department and school’s ongoing efforts to refine our curriculum and its delivery. GCSE results were very good in geography in 2019 but we continually aim to improve the outcomes for our pupils.
SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT
At Bedford Free School we invest heavily in professional learning, which alongside support and coaching from our senior leadership team, and access to expertise across Advantage Schools, means you can develop to be your very best. You can find out more about the trust-wide professional development offer here: https://www.advantageschools.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/OCT-ASKE-Brochure-2021-22.pdf
We have no unwieldy marking policies, our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to develop.
We are a small, intimate school, where teachers and students know each other and look out for each other. Safeguarding children enrolled at the school is of paramount importance and we are fully committed to the protection and safe care of our students. The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate checks as well as providing proof of your right to work in the UK.
Arranging a visit to Bedford Free School
We welcome visits to the school, ideally during the school day to arrange this please contact Esther Logan, PA to SLT, on 01234 332290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment.
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