Head of Geography

The Gateway Academy, Thurrock

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Job Ref No. ECC6905-168S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: Teachers Main Pay Scale + TLR 2B
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 17/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Head of Geography

GLC: Gateway Academy

Salary: Teachers' Main Payscaleplus TLR2B

Start Date: September 2022

The Gateway Academy is the secondary provision within the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership between one secondary and four primary Academies located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London.

We are a vibrant, innovative and highly successful organisation: the place of choice to work and learn.Across the 5 Academies of the GLC, we pledge that everyone enjoys an equality of opportunity. We work tirelessly to ensure that individual different characteristics including age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation are not discriminated against in any way. We create environments characterised by mutual respect where difference is celebrated and where individual differences do not act as a barrier to success.

Our staff retention rate at the Gateway Academy is currently above 90% and staff attendance is extremely high at over 96%. Our wellbeing programme for staff is held in very high regard and our teacher CPD programme is extremely successful with all staff expected to constantly 'improve upon their best'.

At the Gateway Academy we are passionate about learning. Our highest priority is to provide an environment to our students that excites, motivates and challenges them and encourages lifelong learning and an interest in the world around them.

The Gateway Academy is a friendly school that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people.

If you are a currentHOD or subject leader of Geography looking for your next roleor maybe you are a highly experienced teacher who has a great understanding of how to run a department and would be keen to take that next step.

The successful candidate will be passionate about education for all students regardless of background and will, above all, be an inspirational practitioner. You will be first and foremost an excellent teacher who can engage and inspire his or her students with their passion for the subject, happy to model lessons for colleagues and someone who is keen to pass on their skills and knowledge is a must.

We welcome applications from committed and ambitious teachers seeking opportunities in an environment with a very active CPD programme and opportunities for career advancement. If you have a passion for learning we would love to hear from you.

If you would like further information, to arrange a visit or to request an application pack, we would love to hear from you. Please contactKatie.Creighton@theglc.org.uk

Closing date for applications:Tuesday, 17th May 2022
Interviews will be held:TBC
Interview location:The Gateway Academy, Marshfoot Road, Chadwell St Mary, Essex RM16 4LU

Benefits for teachers working within the GLC:

- Laptop

- £1,000 Golden Hello for successful candidates (teachers paid on Main Scale to UPS 3 only) applying directly to the GLC, only after qualifying period of six months.

- Staff Wellbeing Programme

- Two week October Half Term

- My Day (1 additional day off in the academic year)

- Long Service Policy which rewards 5 10 15 20 25 and 30 years' service

Visit our teacher development site for more information on teaching and working for the GLCwww.glcteaching.co.uk

The Gateway Learning Community is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure.

Information about the School

The Gateway Academy is part of the larger Gateway Learning Community (GLC): a partnership of local primary and secondary schools committed to working together to achieve the highest educational standards for the whole community and is a friendly school that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Katie Creighton
Marshfoot Road
Chadwell St Mary , Grays
Essex, RM16 4LU
Telephone: 01375 489000
Email: katie.creighton@theglc.org.uk

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