Thank you for your interest in the post of Teacher of Geography at Five Acres High School, one of the top 5% of schools nationally for progress and recently rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED.
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced committed person looking to join a successful forward-looking school set in a dynamic community. Our world class school quality mark and school of character kitemark show this. We will welcome applications from ECT for this role. This is a school that will give you an opportunity to demonstrate you are remarkable.
We are a proud member of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, a strong ‘family’ of outward facing like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing their own distinctive character. Our values are ambition, confidence, creativity, determination and respect and we pride ourselves on removing barriers that hold students and families back.
Context and Background:
We are a proud member of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, a ‘family’ of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing their own distinctive character. Our outstanding GCSE results over the past three years places Five Acres High School in the top 5% of schools nationally in terms of progress and we continue to be driven by our aim to ensure that our students will have a better chance of success than if they went anywhere else.
Our school maintains high expectations, with a strong focus on staff development and strong behavioural expectations and routines embedded within the school. This allows teachers to focus on planning and delivering excellent lessons which enable all students to make progress and feel successful. Our school is focused on enabling students to develop into well-rounded young adults who are instilled with the school’s core values of ambition, determination, respect, creativity and confidence. We are able to achieve this through our Character Education programme as well as our embedded practices such as our reading programme and knowledge rich curriculum.
The Geography team at Five Acres High School is made up of two experienced, subject specialist, full time teachers. The team is enthusiastic, supportive and dedicated to extending and deepening students' knowledge and understanding of Geographical processes and issues at a global, national and local scale.
Lessons are centrally planned and resourced incorporating Rosenshine’s principles. They are supported by rich content ‘unit readers’ that ensure our students are well versed in the contextual knowledge required to achieve the very highest standards. All teachers are also supported with specifically curated wider reading and CPD material for every unit to develop ourselves as masters of our subject. This is supported by a wider CPD program directed by the Teaching and Learning Lead and the Developmental Drop In (DDI) process which provides every member of staff across the school with an informal lesson drop in every fortnight which highlight areas of strength, and provides staff with an actionable next step to drive their practice on even further. Every teacher has their own fully equipped classroom with visualisers to allow for modelling in all lessons. We are supported widely by whole school programs, starting the day with our challenging Tutor Time Reading Program every morning and ending the day with independent Drop Everything and Read time.
Our Geography curriculum at Five Acres High School is academic, ambitious, rich and varied. Our carefully planned and interleaved KS3 curriculum is stimulating and engaging. We teach a variety of topics including; Ecosystems, Tourism, Threats to the Plant, Global Hazards. The curriculum is planned to ensure that students have an awareness and appreciation of the human and physical world. To inspire a sense of awe and wonder and instil a tolerance and appreciation of diverse places, people, and resources. The curriculum gives opportunities to explore and engage with a broad range of concepts and ideas which not only enable students to understand their own part of the world but also take students beyond their immediate locality. The curriculum aims to provide students with an opportunity to develop a set of enquiry skills which will encourage them to question and think about issues and debates around the subject At KS4, our students are prepared for the AQA Geography GCSE which includes taking part in two field work visits in our local area.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Candidates will be interviewed by colleagues trained in safer recruitment.