Subject Tutor Geography

Category: Teaching

Closing Date: Thursday 27 February 2020 23:59

Salary: £23,470 - £39,086 (pay award pending)

 Full time, permanent

The Sixth Form College Farnborough is now part of a multi-academy trust, The Prospect Trust. This exciting change heralds the start of a new era which will, in time, see The Prospect Trust become an educational hub for the community, contributing significantly to raising standards and improving the life chances of young people. 

The College will, as one of the region’s most distinguished providers of 16-19 education, be at the heart of this undertaking sharing expertise, skill and leadership.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified graduate able to teach Geography in a consistently successful curriculum area. 

Key strengths are:

  • Outstanding teaching by a team of experienced and motivated staff;
  • Exceptional levels of support for students both inside and outside of lessons;
  • Innovative use of IT to promote learning embedded as a regular part of normal teaching.

The Curriculum Area of Geography

The department offers A level Geography; There are currently approx. 320 students studying Geography across the department.

The Post of Geography tutor

We are looking for a teacher who displays the following characteristics:

  • A thoughtful and self-reflective approach to pedagogy;
  • A desire to be an outstanding classroom practitioner
  • A passion for the subject;
  • Excellent subject knowledge and a desire to build on this
  • Enthusiasm for working with 16-19 year old students.
  • Ability to teach Environmental Studies would be advantageous

The candidate will be required to teach both year 12 and year 13. The course follows the AQA linear specification. All members of the department are responsible for delivering the full course content, so you must be confident in teaching both human and physical geography. You should be capable of delivering the subject to a range of student abilities.  

In addition we are looking for a candidate who recognises the critical importance of developing our students’ literacy and numeracy skills and will implement this as an integral part of their teaching.   

Candidates will be part of a team where resources and ideas are freely shared for the greater good of the department. The successful applicant is expected to be flexible, not afraid to meet challenges, and innovative in their approach to curriculum delivery.

How do we support you?

As a new member of staff you will receive plenty of support from your colleagues both from the department and from the wider college community.  This will include: 

  • a mentor to help you through the first year (in particular);
  • support from your curriculum manager and Director of Faculty; and
  • an extensive programme for all new staff to help induct you into College life as well as to develop your approach to teaching

For graduates we will organise and fund a teaching qualification – usually a PGCE – a saving for most graduates of at least £9,000. In addition we offer Qualified Teacher Status (i.e. completion of the statutory induction period) through Hampshire Local Authority and in partnership with one of our local schools. 

We regard our staff as our most important resource and will do our utmost to support you throughout your time at the College.

Why should you join us? 

We continue to be an outstanding provider of post-16 education and in 2019 the results gained by our students placed the College in the top 25% for A-level, and the top 10% for level 3 vocational courses.

If you are motivated by a challenge and feel you could support us to achieve even greater results in 2020/21, this is the right College for you. It is a truly great place to work.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for interview.  

Please complete the attached application form, employment declaration and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk by Thursday 27 February 2020.

Interviews will be held w/c 02.03.2020 and 09.03.2020

The College has an uncompromising commitment to the safeguarding of our students.