Curriculum Leader – Geography– September 2019

MPR/UPR & TLR2B

Applications are invited from a dynamic, enthusiastic and student focused-leader to lead our vibrant and committed Geography department.  This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to join and lead a department from their current role in a thriving school or alternatively for a candidate who may be looking for the opportunity to secure a promotion.  Geography is a very popular subject especially at KS4. For a second consecutive year in 2018, our results were well above the national average with 38% achieving grades 9-7 and our Progress 8 score is +0.63 which ranks us as a ‘well above average school’. The growth and continuing success of the Geography department has resulted in students choosing this as an A-level option.

One of the strengths of the department is its commitment to developing a passion for the study of Geography in the real world. This includes a range of activities and field trips.

Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries.  Our flourishing Sixth Form which is in the top 12% of schools for A-Level results offers both A-Level and Vocational pathways and we boast an excellent success rate in University applications.

Copthall has seen rapid improvements in standards across the school. Following our recent Ofsted inspection in May 2018, Copthall was awarded ‘Good’ status. “By implementing systems to raise staffs and pupils’ aspirations, leaders have established a culture of high expectations.  As a result, the school has secured marked improvements to learning and pupils progress.”  The full report can be accessed using the following link: http://www.copthallschool.org.uk/226/ofsted

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate: 

  • the ability to enthuse students with a love of learning
  • be an expert practitioner in the classroom
  • have excellent interpersonal skills with pupils and adults in and out of the classroom
  • be able to lead and develop our strong team to continue to build an enthusiastic and vibrant department
  • a commitment to, and be passionate about, maintaining and developing high standards of achievement for learners of all abilities across all Key stages
  • an ability to think strategically and inspire and promote high expectations to raise standards
  • the ability to take a lead role in quality assurance within the Department, including lesson observation, work scrutiny, student voice and learning walks
  • experience of using assessment to track progress throughout KS3, 4 and 5
  • commitment to our ethos of high expectations and ‘no excuses’ with the belief that every child can succeed
  • the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of students. 

and in return we offer the successful candidate the opportunity to: 

  • Join a supportive team that has a good track record for student outcomes
  • Access continuous staff development
  • Receive coaching as part of our Incremental Coaching Programme and we strongly support NPQML & NPQSL.

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange this.

Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults.

Appointment is subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.

Application forms must be completed and are available from the School website: http://www.copthallschool.org.uk/219/join-us or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937.   Please note that CVs will not be accepted.

Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email to recruitment@copthall.barnet.sch.uk.

Closing date:                 Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Interview Date:            Week commencing 29th April 2019

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