Head of Geography - Miltoncross Academy
Job typeFull Time, Permanent
£25,714 - £41,604 Per Annum
14 October 2022
Job Title: Head of Geography
Closing date: 14th October 2022
Location: Miltoncross Academy
Interview date: TBC
Salary / salary range: £25,714 – £41,604 with TLR 2 6,625
Start date: 1 Jan or sooner
Miltoncross is an academy at the heart of its community that has very high aspirations for all of its staff and students. We operate by the core values of Work Hard. Be Kind. No Excuses in order to foster a learning community where everybody values each other and everybody values the power of learning.
We offer a supportive and collegiate working environment where we all have the same goal – outstanding learning for children. We are now one year into building a fresh, optimistic and sustainable culture where staff and students are always fulfilled because they know that they are doing their best work for the right reasons.
Our systems and structures are designed to liberate staff and students, freeing us all up from the challenges of uncertainty and relentless workload which in turn enables creativity, excitement and essentially, it makes coming to school enjoyable for all! To understand this better, do ask to read our Blueprint for Brilliance which outlines everything we do, why and how. This could really help you make an informed decision about whether this is your next career move or not. We think it should be!
Staff and students enjoy their days in excellent modern buildings with superb facilities. We are located on the West of Portsmouth and access is easy from the M27 or A27. Many staff commute easily from Southampton, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and West Sussex either by car or by public transport.
Due to the recent promotion of the previous HoD, we have made the decision to separate the Humanities department into its constituent subjects in order that we have well qualified experts leading their subject areas. As the Head of Geography you will lead a team of 2 other specialists. The curriculum is currently well designed, sequenced and is delivered through booklets with resources already in place.
You will be supported to lead Geography to excellence by a subject specialist line manager and through our Miltoncross Subject Leader Excellence Programme.
For this role, you must be a Geography specialist with a love of your subject and an ability to share that passion. This may be your first leadership post, or you may be experienced, either way, we will support you to ensure that geography is a very high performing subject when compared nationally. You will be somebody who can enthuse students and staff and is always ‘banging the drum’ for geography and its importance in the curriculum. You will be a superb teacher with high expectations of what children can and, under your leadership, will achieve. You will be a good communicator, have a strong moral purpose and you’ll need to be fully committed to our cause – outstanding learning through a strong knowledge based curriculum supported by clear pedagogy, consistent routines and ultimately our students’ high aspirations.
Working for TKAT:
In return, as an employee of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), you will benefit from:
- A wide variety of opportunities for professional development, including the potential to develop your career at more than one TKAT academy;
- Opportunities to work flexibly, where possible;
- Our support for your wellbeing at work; and
- The rewards of working to improve the life chances of our pupils.
For applications please visit – https://tkat.livevacancies.co.uk/#/job/details/920?target=frame
TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.
TKAT is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit. This includes applications from individuals wishing to work full time, part time or on a flexible basis.