Teacher of Geography
The Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust (RWBAT) is built around the one word of ‘Excellence.’ Together the Schools strengthen each other, sharing good practice and building capacity for all. Within the MAT we strive to maximise the potential of each person within our community and are absolutely committed to continuous improvement. We value developing the whole person equally to the achievement of academic success.
From September 2019, we are looking to recruit an outstanding, innovative, enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated Geography Teacher, to join a hugely popular, vibrant and innovative Humanities Faculty with outstanding results. The Geography Department is a hugely popular subject area and choice for students at Key Stage 4 and 5 and this post would enable the right candidate a fantastic teaching opportunity where further opportunities for progression can be discussed during the year.
The ideal candidate will have superb subject knowledge and a passion for teaching Geography at KS3 and KS4. Experience of teaching Human or Physical Geography at Key 5 would also be desirable. Following the AQA GCSE and A Level exam specifications, and a KS3 curriculum that develops subject knowledge and geographical skills to complement the qualifications, the department are looking for a creative and enthusiastic practitioner to develop the curriculums further. A committed contribution to the department’s extra-curricular opportunities would also be highly advantageous to applicants.
- Have superb subject and contextual knowledge.
- Have a passion for innovation and teaching at all key stages.
- Work as a role model and team member to deliver teaching and learning so that students continue to be engaged and motivated.
- Be conscientious in all Quality Assurance and Evaluation processes.
- Be an excellent communicator who develops positive and flexible relationships with students and staff alike.
This is an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified and ambitious Geography Teacher who is looking to excel within a forward thinking and successful Department and further their leadership and management skills. NQTs and experienced teachers are encouraged to apply.
In return we can offer the full benefits of our excellent support and CPD programmes both internally and through Royal Wootton Bassett Academy Trust.
Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is an oversubscribed, very successful, reflective and incredibly proud 11-18 school with 1,797 students on roll including 368 students in our very popular and successful Sixth Form. Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is committed to developing ‘Growth Mindsets’ and we would welcome an application from fellow professionals who share this mindset.
In December 2010, the school was awarded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted. They described our students as “…an absolute delight.” and “in every area of the School they carry out exemplary practice.” In November 2013, the Academy was again awarded Outstanding in every category by Ofsted where they stated “Around the school, students are polite and courteous to each other, to members of staff and to visitors. Students listen attentively in lessons, and almost always respond rapidly to teachers’ instructions”. As far as we are aware, Royal Wootton Bassett is the only school in the country to be awarded this prestigious accolade in succession.
Royal Wootton Bassett is geographically situated in a pleasant location with Bath, Bristol, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds all within commuting distance.
The Governing Body and staff at the Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share in this commitment.
If you believe you have the experience, vision and drive for this role then we would like to hear from you.
The job description lists all the main duties of the post, together with further details of the competencies (skills), experience, qualifications, knowledge and abilities required to do the job. The criteria listed within the job description detail how each of these areas will be assessed. It is important that you identify the competencies, experience, qualifications, knowledge and abilities that will be assessed by application form, as you will need to provide evidence that you meet these criteria.
We will require two satisfactory references before a job offer is confirmed; one of which must be your current Headteacher in your present or most recent employment. Please remember to check that your referees are actually available to provide a reference, as failure to do this could cause a delay in confirming your appointment.
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We hope you will feel inspired to apply for the post of Teacher of Geography at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy.
Royal Wootton Bassett Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.