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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    14 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 June 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 to £43,685 pro rata for 0.8FTE

What skills and experience we're looking for

Thank you for your interest in the post of Teacher of Geography at St Nicholas Catholic High School to start in September 2023. A full time or 0.8 contract would be considered depending on the availability of the successful candidate.

This is an exciting time for us as we look to further strengthen our Geography department here at St Nicholas. We are an excellent Catholic school with a fantastic reputation for the very highest of standards, outstanding students who are eager to learn and exceptional staff who walk the ‘extra mile’ to ensure that every student in our care lives life and lives it to the full.

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of Geography with a passion and vision for learning and teaching in Geography across all Key Stages - a highly effective practitioner who will make a difference by inspiring a love of learning in their students. The successful candidate will join a vibrant, forward thinking, and progressive department which is keen to build upon the many successes within the school’s external inspection reports from both the Diocese and Ofsted.

St Nicholas has made significant progress with the continuous development of the curriculum we deliver to our students. The successful candidate will benefit from teaching in a department which offers comprehensive and robust schemes of learning, incisive planned assessments, and is fully resourced. Coupled with this is an unwavering commitment to the bespoke professional development of every member of our teaching staff.

If you feel that you have what it takes to deliver our vision, we would be delighted to receive an application from you. Please send your applications either by email to d.poole@st-nicholas.cheshire.sch.uk.

The deadline for applications is 9am on Wednesday 14 June. Shortlisting and interviews will be confirmed following this date.

What the school offers its staff

The Geography Department consists of 4 members of staff. They represent a rich blend of age, experience and particular areas of interest, who work cohesively and collaboratively as a team. The department has worked closely with a range of trainee and Newly Qualified Teachers for many years, providing guidance and support to teachers at all stages of their career.

The Geography Department take a collaborative approach to resourcing for all units in Key Stage 3, 4 & 5. Responsibility for creating schemes of learning is shared across all members of the team, ensuring that staff have access to a wide range of lessons and are fully supported in their delivery of the entire curriculum. KS3, KS4 & KS5 specifications are planned to an excellent standard, to ensure all students receive the same learning opportunities, and all staff are consistent in their delivery of examined units. As a department we are also very well resourced with full sets of GCSE textbooks in each of our classrooms alongside two sets of recommended texts for the A Level Course. We are also fortunate enough to have a wide range of fieldwork equipment to support and enhance learning outside of the classroom (both onsite and offsite).

Commitment to safeguarding

Our school is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please refer to the school’s safeguarding policy on the school website here https://st-nicholas.cheshire.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Child-Protection-Safeguarding-Policy-2022.pdf All appointments are made subject to: · An enhanced DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) check · Checks of professional status where applicable. · Confirmation of professional qualifications, where applicable. · Receipt of suitable references · Medical clearance · Online vetting check
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About St Nicholas Catholic High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1208 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01606 706020

St Nicholas Catholic High School is a mixed catholic secondary school and sixth form for pupils aged 11-18. It is located in Northwich, Cheshire, and caters for approximately 1,250 pupils. The school opened as a secondary modern in 1965, becoming a comprehensive school in 1972. It is a voluntary-aided school. Values and vision As a Catholic School, Gospel values permeate all the work undertaken in St Nicholas Catholic High School. Pupils are encouraged to recognise the importance of education in their own fulfillment as well as for the betterment of society. The school aims to nurture students’ faith through liturgical celebration, and provides pupils with opportunities to take part in retreats. St Nicholas welcomes the views of parents, and considers them to be central to the successful education of their children. The school’s Mission Statement summarises what the institution is aiming for: “We aspire to embrace the Gospel and its values, celebrating uniqueness and diversity. Our learning, within an enterprise culture, is based upon trust and respect which define our relationships within the world family. Everyone Matters.”

Arranging a visit to St Nicholas Catholic High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email d.poole@st-nicholas.cheshire.sch.uk.

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