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Teacher of Geography

Thamesmead School, Shepperton, Middlesex

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Geography, Humanities
Working pattern
Full-time only
£26,948 - £38,174 MPS Fringe

Job summary

We are looking to recruit an outstanding teacher to work within our Geography department from September 2021. You will be a team player with a clear understanding of current and future curriculum developments. The post is suitable for an NQT.

Employee benefits

• We have a comprehensive NQT programme that ensures new teachers have a lighter timetable, a dedicated subject mentor and timetabled weekly mentor slot, a professional induction programme to the role, and school, as well as access to the training we offer through our SCITT provision.
• Thamesmead students and staff are friendly and fun to work with. They like coming into school, behave well in class and achieve good results. In 2018 82% of our Year 11 students achieved grade 4 or above in both English and Maths. They have achieved positive Progress 8 scores each year and our score places us in the top 15% of schools in England.
• Staff wellbeing is of upmost importance at Thamesmead School. Strategic decisions are made to support staff in obtaining a good work life balance: consideration has been given to timings regarding marking load, assessment logging and meeting schedules to ensure staff are not overloaded. There is a wellbeing day in December to help break up the long autumn term, every effort is made to accommodate absence for special occasions such as graduation or nativity plays. Finally, with the school day ending at 2.30, there is time in the afternoon for staff to complete lesson preparation or take part in student or staff based extracurricular activities. Thamesmead celebrates the successes of staff on a weekly basis via the ‘Start of the Week’ award; gives mindfulness advice weekly via email and provides frequent break and lunch time treats for staff!

Applying for the job

To apply for this position, please complete an application form or email Zoe Midwinter, HR Manager, z.midwinter@thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1013 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number

About Thamesmead School

The school is situated to the West of London with good rail and road access. Our location means our staff enjoy living in areas such as West and South West London, Surrey and Berkshire making fantastic choices for city, suburban or rural living available.

Thamesmead is a vibrant and successful school. In 2019 our students gained strong GCSE results. 85% of students gained a 4 grade or higher in English and Maths and 58% of students achieved a grade 5 or higher in English and Maths. 83% achieved 5 GCSEs or more graded at 4 or above.

"Pupils behave well, are co-operative and respectful towards their teachers and each other. Strong leadership aims to ensure that the school provides the best possible standards of teaching and learning."- Ofsted.

School location

Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex, TW17 9EE

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