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Mount Grace School - Teacher of Geography - Maternity Contract, Start Date 11th November 2019

Alliance member: Mount Grace School

Closing date: Friday, 18th October 2019

Teacher of Geography

Job Description

Line Manager: Head of Faculty

Hours: Part Time (0.60FTE) 3 days per week, to be worked on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.

Pay: MPS / UPS

Contract: Maternity contract, the position has a start date of 11th November 2019

 

Main Purpose of Post

  • To contribute to the delivery of the National Curriculum.
  • To teach Geography at KS3.
  • To contribute to the effective functioning of the faculty as a team.
  • To contribute to continuous improvement and raising standards of achievement.
  • To be informed of current Government policy on education and its effects on the implementation of Geography.
  • To maintain high professional standards.

 

Responsibilities

 

Teaching and Learning

  • Establish and use appropriate teaching and learning methods.
  • Prepare lessons thoroughly and review content, presentation and relevance, ensuring that full records of work completed are kept.
  • Set and mark homework on a regular basis.
  • Ensure good order and discipline conducive to effective learning.
  • Ensure effective development of students' individual learning skills takes place.
  • Prepare students for internal / external / public examinations.
  • Assist colleagues in the Humanities Faculty in the construction of schemes of work, leading to the delivery of the Geography contribution to the National Curriculum.
  • Ensure effective delivery of the above programmes and schemes of work in the classroom.
  • Ensure effective curriculum coverage, continuity and progression in the subject for all students.
  • Follow policies for assessing, recording and reporting on student achievement, and use these to set achievable targets for further improvement for all students of all abilities.
  • In cooperation with colleagues, to be responsible for the stimulating learning environment of the Humanities Faculty, including display of teaching materials and students’ work.
  • In the planning and delivery of lessons, to be aware of the needs of individual students and to cooperate with the student support coordinator where appropriate

 

Communication and Liaison

  • Attend faculty and full staff meetings.
  • Assist in the planning of the Faculty’s Development Plan.
  • Carry out delegated tasks to meet faculty objectives.
  • Keep abreast of development in the teaching of Geography, by regular attendance at INSET.
  • Represent the faculty at other meetings, where appropriate.
  • Discuss matters relating to teaching and learning, classroom management and professional development.
  • Communicate and work effectively with other members of the faculty.
  • Liaise with other staff, including Form Tutors and Heads of Learning on matters relating to the teaching of the subject.
  • Maintain appropriate contact and consult with parents of students as necessary.
  • Assist in the ordering and maintenance of the Faculty’s resources.

 

General

  • Participate in the management and development of the School, including attendance at meetings, membership of committees etc.
  • Take part in the Appraisal Scheme as determined by the DfE and the School.
  • Contribute to the life of the Faculty and the School outside the classroom, developing and running extra-curricular activities related to Geography.
  • Accept a share of the pastoral responsibility of the School, including membership of a Year Team with its attendant responsibilities, including PSHE and Assemblies.
  • Contribute to the overall social and cultural life of the school.

 

Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have QTS and will:

  • Be happy to work hard in a pressured but supportive environment.
  • Willing to embrace further training and development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Have an appetite for improving standards.
  • Be knowledgeable about all aspects of their subject curriculum and pedagogy.
  • Be an inspiring classroom teacher who can demonstrate successful teaching experience across a wide range of abilities and aptitudes.
  • Be able to create a disciplined and motivated working environment within their class room.
  • Be able to contribute to and work well within a team.
  • Be willing to work collaboratively within and across departments.
  • Be able to use ICT effectively to enhance teaching & learning.

 

Closing Date: 9.00am Friday 18th October

How to apply

To apply, please visit our recruitment page on our website and complete the Teaching Staff Application form. http://www.mountgrace.org.uk/vacancies/2601.html Complete the online application and submit this with a covering letter to Dawn Gamble, HR Manager via email to applications@mountgrace.herts.sch.uk. We will be in touch shortly after your application has been received. Please visit www.mountgrace.org.uk/vacancies for further information about working with us at Mount Grace School.

The School reserves the right to appoint before the closing date therefore early application is advised.

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