Department Leader of Geography

William Edwards School, Stifford Clays

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Job Ref No. ECC5438-268S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: MPR/UPR + TLR 2C
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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William Edwards School is looking to appoint a talented teacher and exceptional leader to lead our highly committed Geography Department. The successful candidate will be an excellent classroom practitioner who is highly motivated and have a real passion for Geography and for developing the subject and colleagues.

The Department Lead will form the backbone of the teaching and learning development work in the school and are well supported by both an experienced Deputy Headteacher and Director of Humanities. All Department Leaders have responsibilities both within and beyond their department and therefore the role provides outstanding professional development opportunities as well as providing an excellent opportunity for an ambitious colleague to develop their leadership skills further.

This is a key appointment and the successful candidate will play a pivotal role in raising achievement in both key stages and supporting colleagues to further improve teaching and learning. We are looking for someone with a proven track record to join the team and who has the drive, passion and commitment to raise the profile of the subject.

Why William Edwards School?

William Edwards is a large, successful, harmonious and thriving mixed 11-16 comprehensive school. Pupil outcomes across the school are historically strong. However, attending William Edwards is about so much more than just GCSE outcomes. We firmly believe that school days should be the best days of your life and that schools have a moral purpose to extend the life experiences of their pupils. That is why we boast the largest Duke of Edinburgh cohort of any school in the East of England and we are also one of only two schools in the East of England to hold the Arts Mark Platinum Award. Character education and providing a wealth of different experiences to our pupils are important to us.

Why SWECET?

At SWECET, we are passionate about providing the best start in life for our pupils. We are united in the belief that every young person needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances.

We place our pupils' needs at the heart of everything we do and support our colleagues in delivering high-quality education. Our vision is to establish a national reputation for the quality of education we provide.

Our schools are united by the things that make us both similar and unique - the DNA that ties us all together. The SWECET DNA is made up of the following components: Developing our people, Nurturing our differences, and Aspiring for excellence.

We believe that our colleagues are our most precious resource to provide high-quality learning experiences for all our pupils. Our colleagues work hard to support teams in their own schools and across the Trust and in return, the SWECET Wellbeing Charter sets out our actions to support our colleagues.

If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. Visits from prospective candidates are warmly welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit, please email recruitment@swecet.org.

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, online checks and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Information about the School

William Edwards is a popular 11-16 school. It is the strategic lead school for the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance and is part of the growing South West Essex Community Education Trust. Pupil outcomes across the school are significantly above the national average.

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

Recruitment Team
Stifford Clays Road, Stifford Clays
Essex, RM16 3NJ
Telephone: 01375 486000
Email: HRadmin@swecet.org

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