Teacher - Langley School
£25714.00 - £41604.00 p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.
32.5 Hours per Week
Teacher of Geography
Maternity Cover Contract – for September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter
£MPS/UPS £25,714 - £41,604 subject to annual progression.
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher of Geography to KS4 level, who is also committed to facilitating high levels of student engagement and academic progress, creating a stimulating and positive classroom ethos and fostering independent and collaborative student-led learning.
Geography is a well-liked subject at Langley and GCSE up-take is always high. We are a very pupil focused department, offering high levels of support. We aim to have high standards and expectations, while fostering sound relationships between staff, students and parents. We offer a progressive scheme of work, with a clear pathway from KS3, forming a solid foundation for the KS4 AQA GCSE course. Our curriculum is balanced, comprising of physical and human Geography. Lessons are varied, with teachers using a range of teaching and learning strategies – these include enquiries, mysteries and skills-based tasks. Students are given time to discuss their work through paired, group or whole class discussion and questioning. There are opportunities for independent learning as well as group work.
Fieldwork promotes geographical knowledge and understanding by creating a link between theories and the real world so a commitment to supporting extra-curricular activities would be welcomed.
Langley is a wonderful place to work and learn in and as our recent Ofsted report suggests: 'Pupils are thoroughly prepared for life in modern Britain' at our school, where the holistic approach to child centred learning is valued as highly as the outcomes they eventually achieve at the end of their time with us.
Our school’s fundamental principles focus on supporting, challenging and inspiring the whole Langley community ‘to be the best that we can be’. But these are not simply words on paper. Students, staff and governors genuinely give all they can, to bring those principles to life every day. Examinations are critically important, of course, and our students achieve superbly well in them, but we truly believe in developing young people to deal with the tests of their lifetime, not merely to endure a lifetime of tests. Everyone who visits us comments on the special ethos of our school – ‘the Langley way’.
If you are interested in the post and would like to find out more about our school before applying, please email our Head of Geography, Soyini Tomkins, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please find attached a person specification, job description, a candidate information pack and our application and recruitment monitoring forms. We look forward to receiving your application.
Please email to Headteacher's PA, Becky Friend, at email@example.com
Closing date: Thursday 14th July 2022
Proposed interview date: Tuesday 19th July 2022
Langley School staff, governors and students are committed to the safeguarding and welfare of students and staff. Please note that Disclosure & Barring Service clearance at the appropriate level will be required for this post.
Kineton Green Road
Tel: 0121 706 9771
This post will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.
Please note we do not accept CVs.
Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.
Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.