November 14, 2023
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking to appoint an outstanding classroom practitioner to lead our geography team in the role of Coordinator of Learning - Geography from Easter 2024
MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + London Fringe Allowance + TLR2a (£3,201)
Working Pattern
Closing Date
December 04, 2023


Are you ready for the next step in your teaching career? Are you seeking a new opportunity that offers progression? Would you thrive in our supportive and highly successful department? 

We are looking to appoint an outstanding classroom practitioner to lead our geography team in the role of Coordinator of Learning - Geography from Easter 2024 (or earlier dependent on availability). Geography is the most popular Humanities option at GCSE with around 4 classes each year creating the Year 10 cohort and continued growth is expected. This is a result of a well-resourced and enjoyed Key Stage 3 International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. To follow on from this success, some years ago we began to offer IB Diploma Geography as part of the Post 16 offering, which has had excellent results and enjoyment since it’s inception. The successful candidate will lead on the continued development of our international curriculum in Key Stage 3, and Key stage 5 preferably (although training will be provided), as well as continuing the trend of improvement seen in GCSE AQA Geography.  

Geography sits within the wider, vibrant and successful Humanities faculty of 11 teachers that deliver six other subjects and the team also has regular opportunities to meet peers from across the trust that include exam markers and a dedicated Curriculum Adviser. This means that the successful candidate will be coordinating a subject with considerable autonomy, but also in a supportive and established team.  Now is the time to join a team that is truly changing lives and positively transforming the local community by creating internationally-minded students.

Our successful candidate will be a talented Coordinator and will join us on a permanent, full time basis, offering a MPS/UPS commensurate with experience + TLR2a (£3,201).

The Leigh Academy prides itself on being able to offer the following to our successful candidate:

  • Whole class feedback utilised to reduce workload
  • One-to-one Chromebook for every student
  • 2 p.m finish for students every Wednesday to allow for dedicated professional development time
  • Access to many trust benefits including membership to the National College, bespoke PD opportunities and cross-trust collaboration

Do you know a great teacher who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C's apply.

Working with us at The Leigh Academy: The Leigh Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. Overall the academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it a great place to work for staff at all stages of their career.  As the flagship academy of Leigh Academies Trust we have an inspirational building hosting modern technology and great facilities. We ensure that our students are prepared both academically and socially for their futures. We ensure that students’ talents and interests are nurtured through our broad and balanced curriculum, in particular through the delivery of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme in Years 7, 8 and 9, having been accredited as an IB World School in December 2020 for our Key Stage 3 curriculum, and previously in 2017 for our International Baccalaureate Careers Pathway in Key Stage 5, which sits alongside our offer of A Levels and BTECS. We take pride in being the first school in the UK to have been awarded The Healthy Minds School kite mark, in recognition of successful involvement in the Healthy Minds curriculum delivery, demonstrating a commitment to the personal development of students and staff. 

We strive for excellence in all that we do whilst ‘Opening minds to Success’. This is reflected in our dedicated staff and our consistent approach to teaching and learning to ensure all of our students are happy, successful and resilient to the challenges they face. Our intention is to work in close partnership with parents and carers to ensure that students of all abilities, interests and talents are given every opportunity to be part of our inspiring, challenging and supportive community. We work hard to ensure all staff are supported in their current and next stage of their career journey, ensuring staff are able to access NPQ courses and other further training opportunities within the Leigh Academies Trust and externally. 

Everyone who visits us is impressed by our students, the working atmosphere, the sheer sense of enjoyment in the learning process and the strong focus on achievement.

Please click here to view our website and learn more about The Leigh Academy.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

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Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.  

Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.  We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.  Applicants will be notified of this where possible.  Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

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