Download printable version
We are seeking to appoint a Teacher of Geography on a full time permanent basis with
effect immediately or from January, April or September 2024. The post offers an excellent opportunity to work in a very
strong Humanities Faculty in a highly successful 11-19 academy which holds good Ofsted
status. The role will report to the Subject Leader and the candidate will teach a full timetable
across both campuses within the subject.
The faculty has a strong collaborative ethos, is very supportive and well-planned schemes of
learning for all courses are already in place. A faculty-based mentor will work with the
appointee to support their development and induction in their first year. There is also an
excellent academy-wide support and development programme for all new staff available.
The post is open to ECT's as well as experienced teachers. There will be the opportunity to
teach across the year groups from KS3 to KS5. The core purpose of the role being to
provide professional leadership to students in a subject area by offering high quality
teaching, resulting in high standards of learning and achievement for all students.
The successful applicant should have a degree in a relevant subject and have, or will have
achieved, Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) prior to the commencement of their role.
Applicants should be hardworking, enthusiastic and have high levels of commitment. They
should be able to plan, deliver and assess high-quality learning experiences for all learners
in their care and deploy a range of strategies to support their personal development.
They should have an interest in new teaching and learning developments and possess high
degree of integrity. Experienced candidates should be able to demonstrate a highly
successful track-record of teaching the subject with strong examination outcomes,
particularly at key stage four.
Responsibilities of the Post-Holder
In accordance with the job description for Classroom Teacher, the key responsibilities will be
• ensuring lessons are planned in accordance with the schemes of work for each
• ensuring awareness of prior learning and special needs of students are met
• ensuring that high expectations are set for the achievement and behaviour of
• ensuring that academy curriculum policies for marking, assessment, setting, target
setting, recording and reporting are enacted
• ensuring that progression and continuity is achieved across the key stage and
between the key stages.
At Plume Academy all teaching staff are expected to fulfil both an academic teaching role
and a pastoral role by acting as a Tutor to a group of assigned students. This involves staff
in all aspects of pastoral work including guidance, safeguarding, monitoring and encouraging
progress, contact with parents, writing report sand compiling student references. Tutors also
deliver part of Plume Academy's Personal Development Programme.
Teaching staff are encouraged to contribute to the academy's rich extra-curricular
programme, and all candidates will be provided with the opportunity to discuss their personal
interests at interview.
As one of the largest educational establishments in Essex, there are many opportunities for
career progression. Via an academy-wise coaching programme, staff are encouraged to
take responsibility for their own career development, with full support and encouragement
from their line managers and other relevant staff, including those responsible for staff
Electric Vehicle Scheme
24/7 Free Employee Assistance Programme
CPD opportunities and Internal Promotion
Up to 25% Gym Membership
Information about the School
Work at a place where you feel valued and recognised. An environment where imagination and creativity counts. Work with us.
Currently the third largest secondary school in Essex as a single academy trust and growing, we are focused on enhancing our future structure and have roles where we are seeking people who can bring fresh perspectives and new variety for the benefits of our students. At Plume Academy you will find the space to develop your talents, the freedom to contribute and the opportunity to grow as part of our welcoming and inclusive family.
Employing over 300 staff, from teaching and learning to management and administration, you will find opportunities at every level, across both of our campuses.
Our people share a determination to push boundaries, think differently and achieve more.
As an employee, you’ll play a crucial part in assisting with our continual development.
In return, we will support, nurture and reward you with benefits from training and development to responsibility recognition.
Plume had a successful Ofsted inspection in 2018 and was judged a ‘good’ Academy. Ofsted acknowledged the high quality of teaching and excellent relationships in the Academy.
Plume Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments are therefore subject to satisfactory DBS and Immigration Checks, demonstration of ability, together with the receipt of references.
If you would like to telephone the HR Department prior to completing the application form, they would be pleased to discuss the role in further detail and arrange a visit to the academy.
We look forward to hearing from you!