We know that exceptional Geography Teachers are in high demand which is why we are offering a recruitment and retention bonus of £2,000 for the right candidate (£1,000 payable upon joining, and £1,000 payable after 1 year's service).
About the role: Mascalls Academy are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and inspiring Teacher of Geography, starting from September 2022.
The ideal candidate will have both the commitment and ability to enthuse and motivate our students to ensure excellent progress is made by all. They will be a dynamic teacher who encourages a love for the subject through both their teaching and their involvement in co-curricular offers. The successful candidate should have a genuine passion for the subject, the ability to be an outstanding teacher and be committed to raising achievement, raising aspirations and going the extra mile.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a department and academy on a journey of improvement, where teachers are supported and encouraged to develop their classroom practice through a wide range of development opportunities.
This is a full time, permanent position offering MPS/UPS commensurate with experience.
Teachers at Mascalls Academy can expect;
- Impeccable student behaviour in classrooms and around the academy.
- High levels of focus in students.
- Students who are committed to their learning and want to do their very best.
- Students who work well together and show the highest level of respect towards each other and towards members of staff.
- The opportunity to be part of a team that highly values your wellbeing.
What we are offering:
- Professional coaching and support.
- A bespoke CPD programme.
- Complementary holistic therapy to support staff wellbeing.
- Free use of a staff gymnasium.
- A thriving social and community ethos.
We’d like to hear from you if you are:
- Collaborative, building strong professional relationships.
- Able to motivate and inspire students to achieve their full potential.
- Energetic with a ‘can do’ attitude.
Geography at Mascalls Academy: We have designed our curriculum using the KS3 National Curriculum and it is delivered under the framework of the IB Middle Years programme. We have also referenced the KS2 Programmes of Study in our initial planning.
Our overall goal is to produce well-rounded citizens and geographers who can confidently confront common misconceptions with accurate facts and concepts. We help our students develop cultural capital by assisting them in comprehending the present world in its depth and breadth. Geography fundamentally includes a dialogue between the physical, social, economic and environmental issues in the world around them. We have designed our curriculum using the KS3 National Curriculum and it is delivered under the framework of the IB Middle Years programme. We have also referenced the KS2 Programmes of Study in our initial planning. For example, they learn about how countries are at various stages of development due to the geographical factors determining its position and how the lives of the people who live there are vastly different with the country and to ours.
Geography also aids in the understanding of the various monumental environmental challenges that are affecting the world in which we all live, as well as how to make sense of their consequences in context. As a powerful bridging subject, geography has strong cross curricular links to many topics the students will study in school.
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Working with us at Mascalls Academy: Mascalls 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. The academy is divided into four colleges – Shackleton, Earhart, Luther King and Marie Curie Sixth Form College each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.
Mascalls Academy is a high achieving institution. Our most recent Ofsted inspection notes “ambitious leadership has established an ethos where staff are committed to driving standards up”, that Mascalls is a “happy place to be” and that “staff feel valued”. Our judgement that we are a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour is accurate. It is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.
Mascalls Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs with two new buildings being modern, light and airy giving the academy a unique and special character.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of
1 September 2021, our Trust comprises 31 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West 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.
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.
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.