Teacher of Geography

Holyhead School, Birmingham, West Midlands


Job details

Subjects Geography, Geography, Geography
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £24,373 to £40,490

Job summary

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

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1303 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Holyhead School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@holyheadschool.org.uk

About Holyhead School

School location

Milestone Lane, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 0HN