- Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
- Working pattern
- Part time
Three days a week
- Contract type
- Fixed term (Maternity Cover)
- ECT and MPS
Maternity Cover Teacher of Geography
Part time three days a week
January or February 2022
Waingels is a very successful 11 to 18 Comprehensive school serving its local community. Our successes and achievements can be attributed to our commitment to establish and grow a Better Never Stops culture, providing a safe, inclusive and rich learning environment where students feel safe and valued. We set high standards and expect all our students and staff to be respectful, kind, resilient and proud of our school, our achievements and our community. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated department and will have the opportunity to teach at KS3, 4 and 5.
Our values underpin our “Waingels Ready” expectations that we have for everyone within the Waingels community. These expectations form the basis of everything we do, and everything we believe in as a school and as a community.
We were very pleased with our recent Ofsted feedback (February 2018) and how it has endorsed the achievements, improvements and direction that we are travelling in. Ofsted noted that:
- Waingels “continues to be a good school…where standards are rising rapidly”
- Staff feel that they are “valued as their opinions are considered when reshaping practices” and that “people have the courage to try new things and we share success”
- “Pupils behave well in lessons and have a good attitude towards learning”
- “As a result of improvements that leaders have implemented, standards are rising rapidly”
Our students follow an academic core curriculum throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. This includes the study of History, Geography and a Language as well as English, Maths and Science. But our students also have the opportunity to do a range of practical and vocational subjects including a wide range of creative and performing arts, physical education and other humanities like Business studies, Psychology and Economics.
Geography is taught across all key stages. We strongly believe in a three-year Key Stage 3 and have taken significant time to create an engaging, relevant and knowledge-rich curriculum with traditional topics such as Rivers and Coasts, Population and Plate Tectonics, intertwined with newer topics which build on student and staff interest, such as Disease and Human Health and Crime and Human Rights. Planning and curriculum development is a particular strength of the Geography department and our curriculum design has been used as a starting point to support other subjects in their own development. At Key Stage 4 students follow the OCR B specification with 5 lessons a fortnight.
This position will be predominantly teaching KS3 and 4 Geography. Any experience teaching Tourism would be beneficial but not essential. Lessons are planed collaboratively within the department and shared in a central area, but teachers also have autonomy over their lessons and are welcome to amend central resources or create their own lessons based off the Schemes of Work.
If you feel your values and ethos align with ours, this is an exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for someone with energy and vision that is ambitious for themselves and the young people of the school. You will have a growth mindset and believe in offering dynamic Computing learning across the Key Stages.
Working with us offers you the opportunity to;
• Join a positive school where effort and success is celebrated
• Engage in excellent and personalised professional development opportunities
• Have the support of a dynamic leadership team to ‘take risks’ in a supportive environment
-you have a passion for teaching and learning…
-you believe in curriculum innovation and enjoy thinking strategically…
-you believe in an aspirational education…
-you believe that better never stops…
…Waingels is the place for you to pursue and advance your career!
Our staff and students are proud of our school and we would be happy to welcome you if you would like to come and have a closer look. Please feel free to contact us for an informal conversation about this exciting role. Please telephone the college on 0118 969 0336 or email the Principal’s Personal Assistant, Karen Tagg, on Tagktg@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk
Download an application pack from our website www.waingels.wokingham.sch.uk
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews arranged accordingly.
The college is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and to promoting the welfare of all staff and students
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- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- Education phase
- School size
- 1280 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
Waingels is a very successful 11 to 18 Comprehensive school serving its local community. Our successes and achievements can be attributed to our commitment to establish and grow a Better Never Stops culture, providing a safe, inclusive and rich learning environment where students feel safe and valued, founded on respectful relationships for all. Our ethos and culture are values based. We set high standards and expect all our students and staff to be respectful, kind, resilient and proud of our school, our achievements and our community.
Arranging a visit to Waingels
Please feel free to contact us for an informal conversation about this exciting role. Please telephone the college on 0118 969 0336 or email the Principal’s Personal Assistant, Karen Tagg, on Tagktg@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk