Salary: Inner London (competitive salary and TLR based on experience and skills)
Start date: September 2019
Contract: Full time, permanent, subject to an enhanced DBS check
We are looking for an excellent geography teacher who is passionate about their subject, ready to lead a subject across the school and keen to develop their practice in a dynamic and innovative teaching environment. School 21 is an all-through school and your role will have a particular emphasis on leading the teaching of geography within our new sixth form, Six 21. Within the secondary school, you will join a thriving humanities department, and will have the opportunity to define the vision for geography across the school. Ideally, you will be an experienced A-level and GCSE geography teacher and it is essential that you have a passion for developing the best pedagogy for that age range.
School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.
We believe the teaching of geography should make regular and sustained connections to the real world, with students learning to take part in field research, and link their learning to topical events. Within the secondary school, we will expect you to collaborate across traditional subject disciplines to design projects that encourage deep understanding and require students to grapple with authentic problems to create high quality products for real audiences.
Since we opened in 2012 we have put learning and teaching at the heart of everything we do. We have developed a unique approach to oracy including setting up a charity, Voice 21 (https://www.voice21.org/) which is already working with several hundred schools. We have also pioneered real world, interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with a network of extraordinary organisations: creative, artistic, high tech, professional.
At School 21 we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head
(academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).
School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding Ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/school/school-21.
Closing date: Thursday 16th May 2019 at 9am Likely interview date: Tuesday 21st May 2019