Co-educational boarding and day school (HMC)
1000+ pupils (3 to 18) 200 in Sixth Form
Head of Geography
Can you help our students to excel in Geography? Our dynamic and high-performing teaching team needs an experienced leader for Geography to deliver inspirational teaching from KS3 to A level, inspiring students with a love of Geography.
If you are an innovative and inspirational leader and teacher with passion and enthusiasm for your subject, who is committed to achieving high standards within a successful department, then we would love to hear from you.
Royal Russell School educates over 1000 girls and boys between the ages of 3 and 18 and is situated on a beautiful green campus of 110 acres in the Shirley Hills near Croydon, only 30 minutes from Central London. We have over 150 boarding students in the Senior School, and are proud of our day and boarding facilities that rank amongst the best in the South of England. Our pupils, parents and staff experience a warm and friendly environment with strong pastoral care for every pupil alongside a comprehensive co-curricular and enrichment programme. In March 2016 the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) judged the school as ‘excellent’ in all areas and in October 2018 we successfully passed a full ISI compliance inspection.
The Geography department is a small but important part of the academic team at Royal Russell, with an established presence at GCSE and A level boosted by a range of exciting field trips to destinations in the UK and overseas, including Iceland and Lanzarote. As well as delivering great lessons, the department provides additional stretch and challenge for the most able through extension opportunities, and all the team members are active in the co-curricular programme as well. This role requires experience and dynamism, teamwork and dedication, and someone who is able to build on the foundations already in place to take Geography to the next level within the school.
You should be a well-qualified and inspiring teacher with outstanding subject knowledge, able to teach confidently from Year 7 through A* at A level, and to effectively lead our dynamic and friendly Geography team to greater success. You will manage the team and offer a range of diverse excursions and field trips to our students, providing high quality tutorial support and delivering a range of co-curricular activities.
This exciting opportunity offers excellent benefits including a salary on our own salary scale which provides for progression based on performance and contribution. We also offer immediate access to TPS and life cover, free car parking and meals, and 50% discount on school fees (pro-rata for part time/term time staff). You will be working in our beautiful green parkland estate with easy access to transport links, and have use of our on-site tennis courts, swimming pool, gym facilities, combined with the opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of the historic Royal Russell School. Full details of our staff benefits and recruitment procedures can be found on our School recruitment page
Applications will be considered on receipt and should arrive no later than 12 noon on Monday 3 February 2020. Interviews are expected to take place on Friday 7 February 2020 but we reserve the right to interview at any point during the recruitment process so early applications are encouraged. If you have not heard from us by Friday 7 February 2020 you should presume that you have not been successful on this occasion.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (including a check against the Children’s Barred List), and other pre-employment screening including a check on the Secretary of State list of prohibited staff, references and medical fitness.
Royal Russell is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.