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Teacher of Geography

Reference: JUN20216907
Expiry date: 12:00, 09 July 2021
Location: Stoke on Trent
Salary: £25,714.00 - £36,961.00 Per Annum
Benefits: N/A
Duration:Fixed-term until 31/08/2022

Post:                          Teacher  

Location:                   Academy based


Salary:                       MPR

Contract:                    Academy

Status:                       Term Time Only Time 


Reports to:     


Purpose of the job

As a Main Pay Range Teacher you are required to be competent in all elements of the Teacher Standards, to discharge the Teachers Responsibilities as set out in the Contractual Framework for Teachers of the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and to act in accordance with the School’s ethos, policies and practices, under the direction of the Principal.


  • Plan and teach lessons and sequences of lessons to the class(es) you are assigned to teach within the context of the School’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work in order to achieve target levels of pupil attainment, progress and outcomes.
  • Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils.
  • Set and mark work to be carried out by the pupil in school and elsewhere.
  • Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for external examinations.

Whole school organisation, strategy and development

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the School’s policies, practices and procedures in such a way as to support the School’s values and vision.
  • Work with others on curriculum and/or pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes.
  • Supervise and so far as practicable teach any pupils where the person timetabled to take the class is not available to do so. (You will only rarely be required to provide such cover in circumstances that are not foreseeable).

Health safety and discipline

  • Promote the safety and well-being of pupils in accordance with the School’s Child Protection and other relevant policies.
  • Maintain good order and discipline among pupils in accordance with the School behaviour policy.

Management of staff and resources

  • Direct and supervise support staff assigned to you and, where appropriate, other teachers.
  • Contribute to the recruitment, selection, appointment and professional development of other teachers and support staff.
  • Deploy resources delegated to you in accordance with School policies.

Professional development

  • Participate in arrangements for the appraisal and review of your own performance and, where appropriate, that of other teachers and support staff.
  • Participate in arrangements for your own further training and professional development and, where appropriate, that of other teachers and support staff including induction.


  • Communicate with pupils, parents and carers in accordance with the School ethos, policies and practice.

Working with colleagues and other relevant professionals

  • Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the School.
  • Participating in administrative and organisational tasks, including the direction or supervision of persons providing support for the teachers in the School, which require the exercise of your professional skills and judgment.


Fulfil wider professional responsibilities

  • Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the School.
  • Specific details of the accountabilities (e.g. the allocated curriculum and/or pupil development accountability under paragraph 2.2 above) should be recorded below and reviewed annually by the appraiser.


Environmental demands/working conditions

  • Will have long periods of sitting or standing and will be required to support pupils in the swimming pool
  • Available to work during school hours during term time and a willingness to be flexible as may be required to attend staff meetings/training sessions outside of usual hours.
  • Will have contact with members of the public/other professionals e.g. teaching staff, governors, parents/carers, community groups, local authority, external providers , Social care, Ofsted, school reviews etc.
  • The post holder may occasionally be subjected to antisocial behaviour from members of the public/parents/site users.
  • This post will include a degree of manual lifting and handling. You are expected to be aware of health and safety policies and procedures and frequently assess your ability to carry out the lifting tasks required of you.
  • Report all concerns to an appropriate person

Other considerations

  • To be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection; being vigilant for signs that children may be being abused and to report any such suspicions to the school’s nominated Child Protection Co-ordinator or the Headteacher. Safeguard children and adults, and implement the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. Read, understand and follow at least Part 1 of the current statutory guidance in Keeping children safe in education. Undertake the Prevent Duty to safeguard pupils and adults from extremism. Understand their statutory duty to report safeguarding concerns. Maintain their Position of Trust and not have sexual relations with pupils (Sexual Offences Act 2003) or any other inappropriate relationship with pupils.
  • To act in accordance with the Data Protection Act and maintain confidentiality at all times e.g. access to staff/student/parent and carers files.
  • Accept and commit to the principles underlying the Schools Equal Rights policies and practices.
  • Be able to perform all duties and tasks with reasonable adjustment, where appropriate, in accordance with the Equality Act.
  • Will not require holiday leave during term time.