Teacher of Geography

Farnham Heath End, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 9BN

This job expired on 22 March 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    22 March 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 January 2022

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Teacher of Geography job summary

The Geography department at FHES is an enthusiastic and friendly department within a school that is driven to achieve the highest standards of teaching and supportive of its staff and students alike. The department is currently made up of four specialist teachers with a range of experiences and backgrounds. We are looking to expand upon this to support our growing and thriving school. All future members of the department will be welcomed and given consistent support and guidance throughout their induction period and entire time as part of the FHES team. As the team has a variety of strengths, we pool ideas and collaborate on schemes of learning and share lots of centrally planned resources; no teacher is expected to plan their day of teaching from scratch. We are also a school and team keen to improve classroom and teaching practice. By collaborating on lessons as a department, this frees up time for teachers to focus on excellent delivery, great explanations, and responsive teaching. This helps to maintain consistency, but also reduce staff workload. In addition to this, the schools timetable is only 5 periods on a Monday to allow for additional time within the department for ‘Subject Planning and Development Sessions’ (SPDS). These are weekly, two hour long subject-specific CPD sessions in which the department meets to develop subject and pedagogical knowledge and ideas. FHES has a strong commitment to research-informed teaching and learning and the English department is committed to using strategies with a strong research base to ensure we give all our students the very best chance of success. Every classroom has a visualiser for live modelling or feedback, we regularly train students to use etymology to help them remember and use key tier 3 vocabulary, and all our lessons have knowledge recall built in to enable success. Currently our department had been focussing on how to make the best use of modelling and scaffolding of tasks under the visualiser to allow for all students to access tasks and make progress every lesson. We are also focusing on providing high-quality live and whole-class feedback, rather than expecting staff to write extensive comments on the students’ work. Again, this is proven to both reduce workload while also increasing the accuracy of the results.
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About Farnham Heath End

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1012 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
01252 730052

Farnham Heath End School is a secondary school on the Surrey/Hampshire border.

Please refer to our website for further information www.fhes.org.uk

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