Teacher of Geography

Date posted: 27th Jan 2021 Closing date: 26th Feb 2021 Borough: Kensington Chelsea Position: Teacher
Interview Date: 3rd Mar 2021 Salary: Inner London Teacher Pay and TLR Possibility School: Chelsea Academy

The Academy is seeking to appoint a passionate and highly motivated Teacher of Geography to join the Chelsea Academy community. Geography is a popular and successful subject at both GCSE and A level and the department offers a range of field trips in the UK and abroad. Whilst we are an inner-city school we aim to ensure that students have access to the outdoors and through regular fieldwork, and our enrichment programme, give them access to the world. We are looking for staff who have a love of Geography but also want to get involved in the extra-curricular opportunities that we offer such as climbing, canoeing and the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We would love to appoint someone with both a passion for Geography but also for the outdoors who could lead and develop fieldwork (and possibly also teach climbing on our fabulous climbing wall!). A recruitment and retention allowance is available for a suitably excellent candidate. There is a possibility for a TLR allowance for the right candidate.

In particular, candidates should have:
At least 2 years teaching experience
Passionate about Geography with the knowledge and skills to enthuse our highly ambitious students
An excellent track record teaching at GCSE and A level, where possible, demonstrated through exemplary examination results
A-level experience would be advantageous but not essential.
A willingness to teach across the Humanities to broaden curriculum understanding
The capacity to contribute to the development of the Academy’s Christian ethos
The passion and ability to inspire and motivate others
A confident and highly effective classroom teacher, sensitive to student need and with high expectations of what can be achieved
Enthusiasm for developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and student participation
A clear understanding of the current curriculum, assessment and pedagogical developments relating to Geography
Be committed to their own professional development and learning
A passion to work collaboratively to develop a knowledge rich 3 year KS3 curriculum

Academy Overview
We hope that the attached application pack, along with the Academy’s website, gives you all the information that you need to help you apply for a post here. Chelsea Academy is a great place to work and visitors often comment on the excellent behaviour of our students, the friendliness of our staff and the fantastic Academy building. Our aim is simple; to provide the best quality education for all the students that attend the Academy, to produce happy and employable young people and to become one of the best schools in London.

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS. Outcomes at GCSE and A Level are very strong with progress in the top 10% nationally. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. We are looking for staff who will always go the extra mile for our young people and believe that education happens both in and out of the classroom.

Chelsea Academy is one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold, our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We want all of our teachers to be excellent practitioners, passionate and inspired by their subject, and so offer unrivalled professional development and support. This includes an early close for students every Wednesday to allow for meetings and CPD (including opportunities to regularly visit other schools for newly qualified teachers) and a thriving in house Lead Practitioner team that coach and support staff across the Academy. Through the Chelsea Academy Way for Learning we have a simple, flexible and consistent way of developing outstanding teaching. Most of our senior and middle leaders started as teachers with us and have developed into highly talented practitioners. We offer internal and external training through NPQML, NPQSL and Challenge Partners – your professional development is important to us. Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits. These include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch.

How to apply
Please use “Quick Apply” from TES to submit your application for this post; we do not accept CV’s. The deadline for applications is 26th February 2021. Shortlisting will take place on the 1st of March with interviews scheduled for Wednesday, 3rd March 2021. It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Advisor) on recruitment@chelsea-academy.org, who can put you in contact with the relevant staff member.

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment
Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment to helping every student go on to university or meaningful employment, then we would welcome your application.

Mariella Ardron
Principal