Teacher of Geography
Weald of Kent is a selective Girls' Grammar School for 11-18 year olds with a roll of approximately 1800 students including our co-educational Sixth Form. The school is one of the highest performing schools in the country. We aspire to excel at everything we do. Owing to our continued success we are thrilled to have been given permission by the Secretary of State to expand and mirror what we deliver at our Tonbridge campus in a campus at Sevenoaks, which opened in September 2017. In addition to the exciting new facilities, we have also invested in our Tonbridge campus which now has a state of the art Sports Hall and university style Sixth Form Study Centre with a new science block being built this year. Both campuses are situated in beautiful rural settings with far reaching views across the Garden of England with excellent transport links.
We are, once again, exceptionally proud of the magnificent performance that has led to some wonderful results both at GCSE and A Level. Our examinations data from 2019 records the average GCSE grade was above a Grade 7 and our Progress 8 was well above average at 0.95. We also enjoyed suburb A Level results with 67% of our students achieving A*-B grades in 2019. The average was a Grade B and our Level 3 value added was above average at 0.12. Our aim is for students to achieve high academic results whilst still affording them a platform to extend their personal qualities, talents and interests. Result statistics were not published for the 2020 cohort.
Staff Development Opportunities
We are passionate about staff development. Individual Development Plans are tailored to help and support staff in new positions, existing posts and preparation for promotion. A whole range of developmental and capacity building training is available, supporting staff to develop their skills and professionalism. This includes opportunities such as:
* A personalised induction programme
* CPD days and a range of workshops
* Performance development programme
* Mentoring-Coaching programme
* Relevant external courses and training
The Geography department currently consists of six members of staff. There is a supportive and collaborative ethos within the department and we are always open to new ideas. We regularly reflect on our delivery to ensure our students gain the best experience and aim to enthuse creative problem solving. Weald of Kent students are driven, inquisitive and committed to learning. Our results at both GCSE and A Level are above school average.
Geography is an incredibly popular GCSE option and there are now eight groups in Year 10 and four in Year 11. At A Level there is one group in each year. Geography is housed in one of the schools most recently built blocks and has its own classrooms and unique office/work space. Our exam board is AQA for GCSE and we will be moving to Edexcel for A Level. We also run field trips across all year groups to include; Jurassic Coast, Margate and Herne Bay.
This position is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding and inspirational Geography teacher to join our exceptional team. NQTs are encouraged to apply. The post will involve teaching across all Key Stages.
This post would ideally suit a colleague who is looking for a new challenge and wishes to work with highly motivated, extremely engaged, enthusiastic and able learners. If you are keen to develop further as a practitioner and wish to extend your repertoire of teaching and learning strategies then Weald of Kent would be a perfect fit for you. In addition to the opportunities to develop your practice within the classroom, the school offers an extensive range of professional development support including a bespoke package for those interested in working towards their next career step.
To apply, please email
Closing date for applications: 22nd February 2021, 9am*
Interview day: TBC
*Interviews and appointments may be arranged where a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.
The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check will be carried out for the successful candidate.