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Head of Geography / Head of Year

Job Description

Are you a Geography Specialist interested in a role wtihin Middle Leadership? Dunbar Education are working with an ofsted good school based in Hemel Hempstead who have an opportunity for a Head of Geography or Head of Year to join them from January or April. Apply today without an application form.

Contact: Permanent and Full Time

Role: Head of Department / Head of Year

Start date: January 2024 or April 2024

Location: Hemel Hempstead

Salary: MPS/UPS London Fringe + TLR (TLR is depandent on Head of department or Head of year role)

About the role:

The school are seeking to appoint an inspirational and outstanding teacher to the position of Geography Teacher with the option of Head of department or Head of year with the role.

The successful candidate will join our flourishing and successful Humanities Faculty and will be part of an ambitious, committed and experienced team. The ability to teach the subject at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 is essential and previous experience of teaching A Level is an advantage. The Department follows the AQA Specifications at GCSE and A Level.

They aim to provide a Geography curriculum which promotes interest and curiosity in the world around us and inspires a sense of shared responsibility for the planet we live in. As students progress from Key Stage 3 to Key Stage 5, they experience a broad curriculum that develops the knowledge and geographical skills required to understand the human and physical processes that have shaped the places they have visited and those they are inspired to experience in the future.

They learn key skills and processes that will enable them to appreciate the interactions between the Human and Physical worlds. Contemporary geographical issues ranging from a local development proposal to global climate change are woven throughout the curriculum. The Department recognises the value of fieldwork in developing understanding of the route to enquiry and linking theory with reality.

Trips include a visit to Kew Gardens in Year 8, a fieldwork study day in Year 9 and an annual residential field course in Year 11 and Year 12. The Department is looking forward to visiting Iceland with a range of Key Stage 4 and 5 students in April 2024.

About the school:

This Ofsted good school is a very popular and very oversubscribed school on a beautiful site in the Boxmoor Village area of the town, close to local and national rail, bus and road links to London. (Hemel Hempstead train station is a 15 minute walk from the school)

They are an expanding school, having been asked by Hertfordshire to increase to 217 students in each year group and over 250 in the Sixth Form, allowing them to recruit new colleagues and increase the broad range of academically rigorous courses they offer.

Benefits of the school:

  • Support in professional development through a mentoring and coaching programme
  • Investment into CPF to encourage staff to take ownership of their development with individualised training and CPD opportunities
  • Middle leads take part in leadership development
  • Aspiring Middle and Senior Leaders are encouraged to apply for fully funded NPQML, NPQSL and NPQH Qualifications
  • All staff members are encouraged to take part in day visits and residential trips in the UK and overseas
  • Detailed workload and wellbeing policy
  • Whole school approach to marking to support teacher workload
  • Free access to a trained and external counsellor

For more information please get in touch with Daisy O'Toole on 07361588305 or email daisy-

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