Teacher of Geography

The Brakenhale School, Bracknell, Berkshire


Job details

Subject Geography
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,543 to £41,635
Newly qualified teacher Suitable

Job description

• Demonstrate subject competence and to keep up-to-date their knowledge of the National Curriculum for 11-16 year olds in relation to their subject; and where relevant to the post, other examination courses at KS4 and Post 16.
• To attend continuous professional development activities when required to update their knowledge of the National Curriculum, syllabus changes and national initiatives which impinge directly on teaching, pastoral or other responsibilities.
• For Newly Qualified Teachers, to attend INSET and other professional development activities required in an agreed action plan so as to meet the national standards for the Induction Year.
• To keep informed about the key priorities identified in the School Development Plan, associated department development plans and their responsibilities agreed upon within it.

Planning, Teaching and Classroom Management
• To teach across a range of abilities and ages commensurate with their experience and skills and as agreed in consultation with the Headteacher and Head of Department.
• To plan lessons in accordance with the agreed departmental scheme of work and in line with the departmental teaching and learning policy.
• To plan lessons carefully with specific learning objectives and with special regard to prior attainment data, gender and race, fluency in English, SEN (including IEPs).
• Use a variety of teaching approaches which identify, build upon and develop pupil learning styles, and the ability to learn independently.
• To set clear targets for pupil improvement and monitor progress towards these.
• To effectively plan lessons and individual support for statemented pupils, including monitoring progress on IEPs.
• To set appropriate homework in line with school and departmental policies.
• Establish and maintain good standards of pupil behaviour in the classroom by implementing consistently and fairly the School Behaviour Policy.
Monitoring, Assessment, Recording and Reporting
• To assess how well learning objectives have been achieved and use this assessment to improve aspects of teaching.
• To develop the expertise to be able to recognise the level at which a pupil is achieving, and make accurate and valid assessments using school and departmental policies and procedures.
• To mark work on a regular basis in line with school and departmental policies and guidelines.
• To make careful records of attendance and pupil progress following carefully the departmental guidelines; mark books and pupil work should be available for scrutiny as required from time to time.
• To liaise effectively with pupils’ parents/carers through informative oral and written reports on pupils’ progress and achievements according to the school’s assessment and reporting schedule.
• To discuss with parents/carers appropriate targets for their child, and encourage them to support their child’s learning, behaviour and progress.

Other Professional Responsibilities
• To undertake the role of form tutor, if required to do so, and follow the guidance given by the Head of Year in relation to carrying out this role.
• To undertake supervisory duties before school, at break or after school as required.
• To attend department and other school meetings as required.
• To contribute to the work of the department.
• To support the school’s behaviour policy and non-negotiables.
• To maintain appropriate standards of professional appearance and conduct.
• To raise issues of concern with their line manager or with the appropriate member of SLT.
• For staff who have reached the Threshold, to keep evidence of their ability to maintain the Professional Standards.
• Every teacher is involved in the school’s system of Performance Appraisal. Each teacher should set objectives each year with their team leader.
• The post holder is responsible for ensuring that the school safeguarding/child protection policy is adhered to and concerns are raised in accordance with this policy.
• Other key tasks will evolve in line with the Academy’s development.
• To carry out tasks as reasonably required by the Headteacher

Essential educational requirements

Education to degree or equivalent level in Geography (or a relevant subject)
Preferred - Higher relevant qualification

Essential qualifications

Qualified Teacher Status or relevant teaching qualification

Essential skills and experience

Experience of classroom teaching within a secondary school setting, including evidence of high student achievement and progress
Ability to use ICT effectively to support learning and raise achievement
Demonstrable experience of improving pupil outcomes
High quality outcomes
Experience as a form tutor and/or pastoral work
Excellent knowledge and understanding of current issues in supporting the Geography curriculum
Willingness to deliver and to be involved in extra-curricular activities

Employee benefits

We have a range of benefits on offer including:
- Excellent pension scheme
- A range of CPD programmes
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Gym and other discounts
- Absence awards
- Staff social club
- TLR allowances for the right candidate
- Good maternity package

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1076 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Brakenhale School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email hr@brakenhale.co.uk

About The Brakenhale School

Brakenhale School is a rapidly growing, high performing 11-19 secondary school with a strong commitment to high standards for students and staff. We are a friendly school, with a firm commitment to providing professional development opportunities for our staff and a passionate belief that every student in our school matters. We have recently been judged as Good by Ofsted (January 2019) with 3 Outstanding categories; Leadership and Management, Personal Safety and Behaviour and our Post 16 Provision. We are incredibly proud to be the local secondary school of choice for the fourth year running.

School location

Rectory Lane, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7BA