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Head of Geography

Brook Green, London, Greater London, W6 7BS
St Paul's Girls' School
Full Time
According to qualifications and experience
16th September 2022
Start Date
To be confirmed
6th October 2022 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
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Head of Geography SPGS
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1270783

A wonderful opportunity to lead a dedicated, high-achieving department. The successful candidate should be a passionate advocate for the importance of geography in a 21st century curriculum, capable of inspiring highly academically able students and staff through their enthusiasm for their subject and their excellent teaching practice. 

Candidates should be well-qualified graduates of geography; a teaching qualification is desirable, though not essential. Some experience of responsibility within a department would also be an advantage.• who are passionate advocates for their subject and who have a vision for the place of geography within a 21st century curriculum

• who combine an intellectually rigorous and scholarly approach to the subject with an obvious enthusiasm for it

• who have the ability to convey their enthusiasm to highly able pupils of all ages

• who would enjoy leading and co-ordinating the work of a highly motivated and ambitious department

• who are efficient administrators but who put people first.

The school places great importance on the pastoral care of its pupils and each girl has a personal tutor with whom she meets on a daily basis. You will be expected to become a tutor and to keep an interested, but unobtrusive, eye on the progress and well-being of your tutees and work closely with other tutors, the heads of year and the Deputy Head, Director of Pastoral Care to create a supportive and encouraging environment in which our girls are able to flourish.

In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to play a full part in the varied co-curricular life of the school and to share in the running and organisation of co-curricular activities, many of which take place outside of the normal school hours and sometimes during the holidays. Many activities are increasingly conducted in partnerships with local schools. The department is fully committed to a whole school approach to improving sustainability, environmental awareness and to greater inclusion and diversity both within our curriculum and community. They should expect to accompany both residential geography fieldtrips during the course of the year.

Terms and conditions of the post

Salary is according to qualifications and relevant experience and will be based on St Paul’s Girls’ School’s generous salary scale (current year’s attached). Successful candidates for posts here are required to complete a medical declaration and undergo the normal DBS checks.

Application and interview procedures

Please submit applications using the on-line form provided. You should include a full supporting statement outlining why you are applying for this role and upload an up-to-date CV. The form requires you, in addition, to give details of your qualifications and experience and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of two professional referees, one of whom should be the head of your present or most recent school or college.

Applications should submitted by Thursday 6 October 2022, noon

We will invite shortlisted candidates for interview at St Paul’s during the week commencing 10 October 2022. As part of the selection process, they will be expected to teach a lesson of 35 minutes, for which a full prior briefing will be given. 

We will be undertaking online checks for all shortlisted candidates in line with keeping Children Safe in Education 2022.


Safeguarding Statement:

St Paul's Girls' School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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