Job Start: August 2020
Location: The Kibworth School
Salary: NQT's / MPS
Contract Type: Full Time
Contract Term: Permanent
The 21st century is likely to be defined by geographical issues, from Climate Change to resource management, from shifting demographics to patterns of migration. The Geography department’s vision is thus to provide pupils with the skills and knowledge to navigate the changing world around them and to inspire them to use that greater understanding to help take better care of it.
The Geography department has had three successful years of exam results since the school went 11-16. These outcomes in Geography show that students are making progress, developing excellent knowledge, understanding and skills, considering their different starting points.
One of the key areas of strength within the Geography Department is the enthusiasm and level of commitment of staff to provide students with a quality experience. We are committed to raising standards across the ability range, with regular lunch time and after school revision sessions for Year 11 students. This year this includes regular master classes for the highest achievers. We also have a strong commitment to Geography outside the classroom, running extra-curricular visits such as the Year 7 Northumberland trip and the Year 9 Plas Gwynant trip. This year a GCSE trip to Iceland and a summer day trip for Year 8 to the coast have also been added to the calendar, as well as redesigned GCSE fieldwork for the present Year 10 to Edale and the Highcross.
At GCSE, we follow the AQA GCSE Geography course. The course contains three main elements:
• Physical Geography. Focusing on coastal and river landscapes of the UK, Living World (rainforests and hot deserts) and natural hazards.
• Human Geography. Focusing on Urban Issues (looking at Leicester and Lagos,) the changing economic world and resource management
• Geographical Applications. Focusing on fieldwork and other geographical skills.
The department also has an excellent bank of central resources and a set of Chromebooks that it shares with the rest of the Humanities. Each teacher also has their own classroom.
If you are interested in the post, please feel free to contact the Head of Department on emccann@thekibworthschool for more information or to arrange a visit to the school.
The closing date for applications is on 26th March 2020. In the interests of economy, if you do not receive a response within 4 weeks, please assume that on this occasion your application has not been successful.
All posts within Schools and Colleges are subjected to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record. Please note that if you are shortlisted for interview you must ensure that you are familiar with our Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy and Dress Code which can be viewed as part of the job pack.
We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting of welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.