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Head of Geography

Job Description

Apply for this Head of Geography role at an ofsted good school without an application form.

Start Date: September 2023

Contract: Permanent Full Time

Location: Hemel Hempstead

Salary: MPS/UPS London Fringe + TLR 2b (£5025)

The Head of Geography Department is responsible for providing strategic leadership and guidance to the Geography department at our institution. They will oversee the development and implementation of the curriculum, ensure high-quality teaching and learning, and foster a positive and engaging educational environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills, extensive subject knowledge, and a passion for inspiring students to excel in Geography.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Curriculum Development:
  • Design and develop a comprehensive and engaging Geography curriculum, aligned with national and local educational standards.
  • Keep abreast of educational trends and developments in Geography to ensure the curriculum remains relevant and innovative.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum, making necessary adjustments to enhance student learning outcomes.
  1. Teaching and Learning:
  • Provide instructional leadership by setting high expectations for teaching and learning within the department.
  • Support and guide the teaching staff in delivering high-quality Geography lessons, promoting effective pedagogical practices.
  • Conduct regular classroom observations and provide constructive feedback to teachers, fostering continuous improvement.
  1. Staff Management:
  • Lead, manage, and motivate the Geography department staff, promoting a positive and collaborative work culture.
  • Allocate teaching responsibilities, monitor workload, and ensure the effective deployment of resources.
  • Provide professional development opportunities and support the growth of individual team members.
  1. Student Achievement:
  • Monitor and analyze student progress, identifying areas for improvement and implementing appropriate interventions.
  • Set challenging academic targets for students and work with teachers to implement strategies to help students achieve them.
  • Celebrate student achievements and promote a culture of excellence and continuous improvement.
  1. Stakeholder Engagement:
  • Collaborate with parents, guardians, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure open communication and engagement in student learning.
  • Organize and participate in parent-teacher meetings, providing updates on student progress and addressing any concerns.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with external organizations and professionals to enhance the learning experience for students.
  1. Department Administration:
  • Manage the department budget effectively, ensuring the efficient allocation of resources to support teaching and learning.
  • Oversee the organization and administration of examinations, coursework assessments, and other departmental procedures.
  • Keep accurate records and produce reports on departmental activities, student progress, and performance indicators.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • A bachelor's degree in Geography or a related field (a master's degree is preferred).
  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent teaching certification.
  • Significant teaching experience in Geography at the secondary level.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a team.
  • Excellent subject knowledge and a passion for Geography and its real-world applications.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the national curriculum and assessment requirements.
  • Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • The ability to analyze data and use it to inform decision-making.
  • Commitment to promoting inclusivity, diversity, and equal opportunities within the department and the wider school community.

For more information please contact Daisy O'Toole on 07361588306 or email daisy- or apply today.