Teacher of Geography (Girls' Division)

11 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Teacher of Geography

Girls’ Senior School (11-18 Years)

Required from September 2018

Required from September 2018, a dynamic and talented teacher with the potential to make a valuable contribution to a well-resourced and flourishing Geography department with an impressive record of examination and Oxbridge success. This position would suit a well-motivated, highly qualified individual with the potential and desire to enhance the girls’ education, through both curricular and extracurricular activities. It would be equally suitable for an entrant to the profession or for someone with experience of other schools.

The successful candidate will be a well-qualified and committed teacher of Geography, able to meet the rewarding challenge of enthusing our able and highly motivated girls from Year 7 to Sixth Form, both inside and outside the classroom. S/he will hold a good honours degree. S/he will also possess the talent and drive to promote the learning of Geography through extra curricular activities and trips/ visits, including some during the holidays. S/he will be committed to the welfare and individual development of all the pupils in his/her care.

The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate commitment to school improvement and will be fully computer literate: all teachers and pupils at Bolton School have an iPad to support and enhance their learning. Good communication skills, oral and written, are also essential. A detailed person specification is included with the application pack.

The Geography Department is extremely well regarded in the school, by colleagues, parents and students. There are currently four teachers within the Department, including the Head of Geography and the Head of Sixth Form.

Curriculum in Middle School: Year 7 have two fifty minute lessons per week and study Settlements, skills, Ecosystems and Weather. They visit Formby in May to study microclimate and a local ecosystem. Year 8 have three lessons over two weeks and learn about Population and Migration, India, Brazil and cities. Year 9 study Geography twice a week, learning about Tourism, Hazards and Development. We expect a high number of year 9 to opt for Geography GCSE.

Curriculum in Upper School: We follow the new AQA GCSE Geography syllabus, covering Living World, Hazards, Rivers and Coasts, Population Change, Economic World and Resources, including Food. We run two field trips; one, in Year 10, to a local river and, in Year 11, to Manchester.

Curriculum in Sixth Form: We teach the AQA syllabus to As and A level, with a field trip to Salford Quays and a residential field trip to Scarborough. We also encourage our students to attend the Geographical Association lectures, at Manchester University.

The Department has three large, well-equipped class rooms as well as a Departmental office and a smaller room for Sixth Form teaching. The school Library also stocks a wide range of relevant materials.

For further details, including information about the school’s last inspection report, please visit the School’s website. Please apply online for the position. Prospective candidates are welcome to visit the school and/ or speak to the Head of Geography or a member of the Senior Leadership Team in advance of their application.

Deadline for applications: 9.00am on Friday 16th March 2018. Interviews will be held on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

Bolton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality and diversity in all aspects of employment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Check for Regulated Activity.

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