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Teacher of Geography

Dunraven School
London, Greater London
Contract Type
Full Time
Pay Scale ILPS
Start Date
1st September 2024
14th June 2024 11:59 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1425611



Required for September 2024

We are looking to appoint a well-qualified, enthusiastic and successful teacher to join our thriving, oversubscribed and outstanding all-through school. Successful candidates will be required to teach Geography to KS3 and KS4, with the possibility of being required to teach Geography at A Level.


The school’s aim is “Excellence for All” and the Governors wish to appoint a candidate of significant ability and enthusiasm, aware of and stimulated by the challenges and potential of a successful multi-ethnic co- educational school and keen to share in the leadership of our All Through Provision.

Dunraven Educational Trust (DET) as a Multi Academy Trust is committed to one overarching aim: excellence for and from everyone. This is an expectation for both the children and adults in our school communities. It is achieved in a variety of ways according to the context of each school but within the clear framework established by the Trust. Dunraven School’s results are strong, remaining well above national averages and representing positive ‘value-added’. Recognition of its marked progress has been significant and its journey as a school is important to us. For example:

  • In 2016 we were designated as a National Teaching School and an Academy Sponsor. The Dunraven Educational Trust was established.
  • In 2018, the Dunraven Educational Trust began working in partnership with two primary schools. Van Gogh Primary joined the Trust on 1 September 2018 and was followed by Goldfinch in January 2019.

If you are successful in your application, you will share in the leadership and management of a staff who are hard-working, committed, positive in outlook and dedicated to the achievement of our students.

We offer:

  • A high standard of professional practice, with bespoke in-house CPD provision, and affiliation to nationally recognised courses and providers (Teaching Leaders, Future Leaders, NPQs);
  • Clear pathways for career development and progression with a proven track-record of success in developing leaders;
  • A supportive and collegiate environment, with regular staff social and sporting activities (such as yoga, football and House events);
  • Excellent opportunities for leading work with external partners (National Support School, National Teaching School);
  • A culture of high trust and accountability that values creativity and innovation, leading practice locally and nationally in a range of fields.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 14th June 2024

We reserve the right to close early for an exceptional candidate

Thank you for viewing our advert, we look forward to receiving your application. Interviews TBC thereafter.


The Geography department at Dunraven has an exciting and vibrant approach to teaching and learning across all Key Stages, with strong outcomes at Key Stage 4 and at Key Stage 5.

The Geography team work closely together in preparation and planning, in particular taking care to ensure our lessons reflect the diversity and variety of experiences in our south London community. Teaching takes place in dedicated classrooms, utilising an excellent range of digital and physical resources including interactive whiteboards in all classrooms. Staff are encouraged and supported to bring their own geographical interests and expertise into their teaching practice. Currently the department is keen to further develop its extracurricular offer, including fieldwork beyond the popular and successful compulsory elements.

The Department has developed an engaging scheme of work for Key Stage 3 Geography, grounding students in the important concepts of both human and physical geography. The team consistently deliver very strong lessons which are relevant and inspiring, reflecting ongoing developments in geographical pedagogy and ensuring a modern, diverse and knowledge-rich curriculum for all students. This programme of study enables students to make well-informed choices for GCSE, whereby students follow the Edexcel B GCSE course. Students have the opportunity of further study at KS5, where the full Edexcel A Level specification is followed over two years. In recent years, we have seen increasing uptake at KS4, and at KS5 several students from each cohort have been inspired to take their study of Geography to undergraduate level, including application to Oxbridge.

All teachers are encouraged to play a full part in the life of the school in addition to the core tasks of preparation, teaching and assessment.

It is an exciting time to join a strong and dynamic team as we strive to achieve the very best for all students. We welcome your application.

The school is keen to support all aspects of staff development, personal and professional, and has a strong CPD policy.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to teach a sample lesson.


Safeguarding Statement:

Dunraven 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 particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
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