Teacher of Geography

Teacher of Geography

Salary range £30,000 - £46,524 (M1/UPR3)

Required for: September 2024

Closing date: 20 May 2024

Interview date: TBC

Over the last few years, the school has grown and is now oversubscribed with first choices.  Our vacancy for a Teacher of Geography provides a superb opportunity for a talented teacher to join our team. We support every member of the team in becoming outstanding, reflective practitioners and look to open doors for all to ensure their continued professional development.

Geography, History and RE are very popular subjects at Oakmoor with an excellent track record of success.

Although teachers teach their specialist subjects, we all join together as a Humanities team, and we enjoy working on projects together to improve the department.

The guiding principle behind the KS3 Geography curriculum is to ensure that all students receive teaching on areas that are not only interesting and informative, but give them a different view of the world than they may have experienced. At GCSE we teach Edexcel Geography A which covers a wide range of exciting, contemporary topics reflecting the world we live in, with greater focus on climate change, sustainability, and the geographical skills that employers expect.

In 2023 we were awarded the Quality Mark for Holocaust Education by UCL. In the summer term, Year 8 have their Holocaust education. All Humanities staff teach the subject over a two week period. We then follow this up with a visit from a Holocaust survivor or descendant and in the Autumn term we go to the Imperial War Museum to visit the Holocaust Galleries. We also offer a trip to Poland and Auschwitz in year 10/11. In February 2023 we took 25 Year 9/10 to Iceland. We also take Year 7 to Winchester, as a Humanities team to look at the history, conduct some geography fieldwork and visit the Cathedral.

As a department and a team, we are always looking at ways to improve the delivery of our subjects and ensure our students leave Oakmoor with both academic success and as well-rounded adults ready to engage with the world in a meaningful and positive way.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Nigel Wright, Headteacher n.wright@oakmoor.hants/sch.uk

Full details of the position and how to apply can be found on our website at https://www.oakmoor.hants.sch.uk/