Teacher of Geography Holyhead School, Birmingham, West Midlands

Job description

Areas of responsibility

To develop schemes of learning and resources for Geography
To teach Geography/Humanities across the age and ability range
To prepare students for external examinations and assessments as directed by the Subject Lead

Key Tasks

To mark and assess students’ work according to the school/departmental policies
To attend and contribute to relevant meetings
To play an active part in the long term development of the Faculty
To prepare students for external examinations and assessments as directed
Ensure SOL are in place, shared with staff and reviewed annually
Ensure regular assessments are in place and are used to inform Academic Profiles
To monitor student progress including data analysis and, where appropriate put in place intervention
Liaise with the Head of Subject when necessary and respond to the Subject Impact reports when required
To play a full part in the allocated year group Team – including carrying out duties as a Form Tutor, if appropriate


To undertake an appropriate programme of teaching in accordance with the duties of a main scale teacher


To ensure that all students have a safe environment in which they can learn, reporting any concern about the environment to a member of the site team or if appropriate to one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders.
To be aware of systems which support safeguarding and following the procedures as highlighted in the Safeguarding Policy
To identify children who may benefit from early help as soon as possible and discuss this with one of the Designated Safeguarding Leaders
To consider at all times what is in the best interests of the child
To protect children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care
To take action to enable all children to have the best outcomes

Other Specific Duties

To play a full part in the life of the school community, to support its distinctive ethos and to encourage other staff and students to follow this example
To continue personal development as agreed
To engage actively in the performance review process
To undertake any other duty as specified by the School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document not mentioned in the above
Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task to be undertaken may not be identified
Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description
Employees are expected to adhere to Holyhead’s agreed Code of Conduct

The school will endeavour to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to the job and the working environment to enable access to employment opportunities for disabled job applicants or continued employment for any employee who develops a disabling condition This job description is current at the date shown but in consultation with the post holder may be changed by the Principal to reflect or anticipate changes in the job commensurate with the grade and job title.

Essential educational requirements

Degree in Geography or other Geography linked degrees i.e. Geology
PGCE or equivalent

Essential qualifications


Essential skills and experience

PGCE teaching practice experience at KS3 and KS4

Employee benefits

Excellent students and staff who will enthuse and inspire the successful candidate
The opportunity to be part of a new, highly innovative and successful department
A friendly and supportive working environment
A commitment to staff wellbeing
A comprehensive induction programme and the opportunity to engage in further professional development

About Holyhead School

What makes Holyhead special is our commitment to learning without limits. Students enter the school with attainment levels significantly below the national average (ISDR) but go on to achieve whatever they set their minds to. More students than you find at other schools, go on to employment, Higher Education and Apprenticeships. They attend Russell Group Universities and read the most competitive courses you can imagine. They become Engineers, Lawyers, Accountants, Entrepreneurs and Doctors etc, but they also become well-rounded individuals who understand how to keep safe, how to articulate themselves and how to respect diversity, equality and active citizenship. We invest a lot in developing the strength of their character, making students independent and confident with vision and intellectual curiosity. The focus on the development of character extends to staff. Whilst we have a strong commitment to staff wellbeing and CPD. We also expect staff to become role models for the school community. Our induction, staff incentive scheme and person specifications place an emphasis on Leadership, Organisation, Resilience, Initiative and Communication.

Milestone Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 0HN
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