Tutor of Geography

Landau Forte College, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2LF

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  • Application deadline

    22 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Competitive – discuss with Principal

Tutor of Geography job summary

Our opportunity for you

We have a job vacancy for Tutor of Geography.

Do you want to work with inquisitive students and collaborative staff? Do you value being at the heart of a vibrant city? Does this sound like your perfect job?

Then Landau Forte College Derby is the place for you.

Key information

• Contract: Permanent
• Start date: August 2022
• Salary: Competitive – discuss with Principal
• Closing Date: 22 May 2022

Person specification

The person we are looking for should:

• Be creative and hardworking.
• Have excellent personal organisational skills.
• Be adaptable with a good sense of humour and able to take the initiative.
• Be a very good team worker with the capacity to build relationships at all levels across the organisation.
• Be prepared to contribute to broad aspects of Geography and related activities.
• Be proactive; a forward thinker with an effective grasp of developments within Geography.
• Be able to work successfully as part of a highly effective team.

Qualifications and experience:

• A graduate with qualified teacher status.
• An outstanding teacher in Geography with a strong teaching record or newly/recently qualified.
• Relevant qualifications (both formal and through appropriate experience) to meet the challenge of the appointment.
• Excellent in-depth knowledge of the place of Geography in the development of young people and of the place of Geography within the wider curriculum.

Job description

Introduction to the Department

• There are 7 members of the Humanities Team with 2 Geography specialists teaching to students in Key Stage 3 with strong uptake at Key Stage 4 and in Post 16 studies. In Key Stage 4 we currently run Geography GCSE. In Post 16 we currently run AS and A2 courses.
• The College is a first class learning environment with excellent facilities and equipment. The Humanities learning area is equipped to office environment standards with access to a substantial number of PCs and Digital Projectors. (The College has a network which is both hard wired and wireless).

Duties of role will include:

• To be able to secure high standards of learning and achievement across the full ability range at both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5
• To be able to demonstrate excellent subject knowledge
• To be able to demonstrate a good working knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching, learning and assessment strategies and know how to use them to provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential
• To have high expectations of young people
• To be prepared to contribute to broad aspects of Geography
• To be able to work effectively as part of a team, to identify opportunities for sharing good practice
Plan and deliver high quality teaching and learning which:
• Develops the whole learner, including Geography skills of enquiry and curiosity; is engaging, appropriately challenging and relevant.
• Meets the needs of all learners, taking into account the individual requirements of each student.
• Fulfils the demands of the relevant specifications, tutor guides and college ethos.
• Makes a positive impact on student attainment and achievement.

Work with other staff in contributing to student learning including:

• Supporting students outside their timetabled learning sessions through support clinics and tutorials.
• Enhancing students’ experience of Geography through involvement in enrichment and extension activities.
• Actively participating in and contributing to Geography team meetings.
• Working with other staff to enhance the curriculum, innovate new ideas to improve student outcomes and provide wider enriching experiences for students.

Assessment and Reporting:

• Provide students with regular, incisive feedback in response to their written work.
• Ensure that marking, recording and reporting are in line with college policies.
• Ensure that appropriately challenging targets are set and used with all students, and that these targets are reviewed regularly with respect to attainment and achievement.
• Be able to accurately assess each learning groups’ levels of attainment against student targets and national benchmarks.

Fulfil wider professional responsibilities including:

• Set and maintain high standards, expectations and aspirations for both staff and students, ensuring they are treated with dignity and respect and that they receive appropriate guidance, support and recognition.
• Maintain a safe and well-ordered learning environment, safeguarding students’ health and safety, managing behaviour effectively and rewarding success appropriately.
• Actively seek opportunities for professional development to further enhance pedagogy and practice, and keep up to date with curriculum and qualification changes.

What we can offer you

• A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
• The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
• Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
• A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health

Landau Forte College Derby

We are a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed 11 – 19 College with a strong record of success across all aspects of its work. In May 2014 we were accredited as a School Centre for Teacher Training by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. In February 2015 we were designated as a Teaching School and the College is a local, regional and national hub for professional development.

The local area

Derby is a vibrant and exciting city, located right in the heart of the UK. The city has a developed arts and culture scene and the area has a great Geography. The College is located just a few minutes’ walk away from Derby city centre.
Derby provides great range of sports and leisure facilities and is the gateway to the Peak District. Within a 10 minutes’ drive of the city you will find yourself in the beautiful open Derbyshire countryside with unspoilt villages, historic houses and adventurous attractions.
• Derby is 10 minutes away from M1 junction 25
• London is 90 minutes away by train
• East Midlands Airport is 20 minutes away

Apply for this job

Please apply via www.lfct.org.uk/careers

All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.

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About Landau Forte College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1151 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

We are a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed 11 – 19 College with a strong record of success across all aspects of its work. In May 2014 we were accredited as a School Centre for Teacher Training by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. In February 2015 we were designated as a Teaching School and the College is a local, regional and national hub for professional development.

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