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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.




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.



  • 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. Complete the online application and submit this with a covering letter to Dawn Gamble, HR Manager via email to We will be in touch shortly after your application has been received. Please visit 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.