Head of Geography

Posted on 24th September 2019
  • Birmingham
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Head of Geography


Location: South Birmingham, West Midlands

Duration: September 2019 start – permanent


Salary: Pay to scale


My client based in South Birmingham is an all through school and has a reputation within the local area as being a “fantastic school” that has good behaviour and a fantastic support network.


The school is going from strength to strength and is looking for passionate teachers to join them to ensure good progress continues. Staff will be able to receive high quality training and support which is recognised as being among the best in the country- and our pupils will have opportunities to be able to take part in additional network-wide activities such as competitions, debates, music galas and university coaching.


The role:


As Head of Geography, you will lead, develop and manage the effective delivery of an outstanding curriculum which enables the highest level of studentprogress and attainment. You will lead the professional community of Geography to ensure high attainment across the school. Job Description: Head of Geography Key Responsibilities Leadership and Management of the Subject Team


  • Build and lead a high performing team
  • Support, develop and line manage the department’s staff, through the provision of CPD, inset training days, supervising NQTs, ITT students and support staff, etc.
  • Monitor, evaluate and continually improve the quality of planning, teaching, and assessment of all members of the Geography team
  • Manage departmental budget, resources and learning environment
  • Lead behaviour management in the department, securing strong routines for learning, consistent with the school’s policy, and liaising with tutors and parents when necessary
  • Develop strong partnerships and ensure regular communication with parents Improving Teaching and Learning
  • Be accountable for student progress in Geography across the school at all key stages, ensuring that all students achieve results in line with, or better than, value-added predictions • Lead joint practice development across the department subject teams, ensuring that outstanding practice is shared with all staff in the department and the wider school • Model outstanding teaching and lead collaborative planning and development, including the sharing of resources and best practice within the department
  • Monitor the work of the department through rigorous and regular lesson observations, work scrutinies, and provide detailed, constructive feedback
  • Monitor the identification of and provision for students with individual needs, and develop differentiated learning and teaching methods and schemes of learning
  • Liaise with other department heads on a regular basis to ensure curriculum and learning goals are met across all subject areas and to exploit cross-year and cross-curricular links
  • Keep up to date with any changes in learning and teaching related to Geography, DfE guidance, assessment regulations, etc. and ensure staff are kept informed Curriculum and Assessment
  • Be responsible for maintaining and tracking student progress across the department, analysing all relevant data to make data-driven changes to the curriculum design and intervention strategies and using the data to monitor the performance of subject staff
  • Plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate the curriculum provision and enrichment for all year groups within the department • Predict student outcomes and set ambitious targets Teaching Responsibilities
  • Set high expectations so that all students are inspired, motivated and challenged to reach their full potential, and in doing so meet their progress and attainment targets
  • Plan and teach well-structured, differentiated lessons that are aligned to the school and/or network curriculum and cultivate every student’s intellectual curiosity
  • Use data to inform teaching and learning, identify areas for intervention and provide feedback to students, staff and families in order to promote progress and outcomes
  • Manage behaviour effectively to create a safe, respectful and nurturing environment so that students can focus on learning
  • Work collaboratively with both school and network colleagues as a committed team member, building successful, high performing teams
  • Participate actively throughout the network, by attending relevant meetings, and, as appropriate, delivering network-wide training and initiatives
  • Work with colleagues, students and families to develop a strong school community


About us

Balfor Recruitment is an award winning recruiter to the public, private and non-profit sectors for temporary, contract and permanent staffing. With over 20 years of proven success within the recruitment industry we can provide specialist staff in the following areas:


  • SEN Teachers and Support Staff
  • Primary Teachers and Support Staff
  • Secondary Teachers and Support Staff
  • Nursery Nurses and Nursery Assistants
  • FE Lecturers
  • Note Takers
  • BSL Signers
  • Academic Support Workers and Dyslexia Tutors


What you’ll get in return:

As well as an attractive and competitive daily rate, you will gain experience of working within a school and a good insight into the education sector. We’re extremely proud to have been assisting schools in these areas for several years. You will also join our refer a friend scheme where you could be entitled to receive £200 in vouchers.


What you need to do now:

If you’re interested in this role then click “apply now” to forward an up to date copy of your CV.