Chobham opened in 2013 as part of the highly successful group of Harris Academies. Our 3-18 ‘all through’ Academy is a world class educational legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Situated within the new East Village complex in Stratford, Chobham serves a new community of 3000 homes along with established communities in Newham and Waltham Forest. In July 2015, Chobham was graded as Outstanding in every category by Ofsted.
We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and dynamic Subject Lead- Geography. A qualified teacher, you will have excellent opportunities to engage in wider Harris Federation academy improvement and professional development activities.
•To be accountable, alongside the Director of Learning (DoL) for Humanities, for student progress and development in Geography across KS3, KS4 and post 16, including meeting student achievement targets for Geography which are agreed by the Line Manager
•To ensure, alongside the DoL for Humanities, the provision of an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students in Geography, in accordance with the academy aims and policies
•To ensure that all academy policies and procedures are implemented and applied consistently by all staff teaching Geography
•To actively support the development of literacy, through the WORD strategy, within Geography, to raise the standards of Literacy across the academy
•To ensure high standards of teaching and learning across Geography through continuously developing and enhancing the quality of teaching and learning.
You must hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this post.
Geography at Chobham
It is the aim of the Geography department to deliver an education of benefit to every pupil. All pupils are encouraged and enabled to reach their potential within the subject. All are expected to acquire a range of skills, geographical and otherwise, and a breadth of knowledge and understanding of the subject. Pupils are further encouraged to develop a mature approach to study and a sense of responsibility for their own learning.
The department consists of four specialist Geography teachers who work closely as a team, within the Humanities faculty. The department is well provided with teaching resources. A wide range of teaching and learning strategies are used in the delivery of Geography and fieldwork opportunities are offered in all key stages.
Why work at Chobham Academy?
Stratford is one of the most rapidly developing parts of London. As well as new housing, and the Olympic legacy sports facilities, the area is becoming home to some of the country’s leading cultural organisations including additional locations for Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the V&A Museum. These organisations form part of the exciting arts quarter quickly growing in the area.
High tech industries in computing and robotics are also to be found nearby as this progressive industrial sector takes root in east London. Universities including University College London (UCL) are at the forefront of this innovation.
Chobham Academy is keen to further develop relationships with these new organisations (along with well-established local centres of excellence like the renowned Stratford Theatre).
We are also very fortunate to have superb transport links making Stratford one of the most easily accessible parts of London. Chobham Academy is 15 minutes walk from Stratford underground station (10 minutes in to the City of London on the Central Line) and five minutes walk from Stratford International station (a six minute journey from St. Pancras). There is also a DLR station at Stratford International.
Chobham is a vibrant, culturally diverse and happy inner city community. Our students come from a wide range of backgrounds bringing with them a breadth of talents and experiences. Chobham students are friendly, welcoming and eager to learn. They are ambitious to make the most of their abilities both at school and beyond. Our students have enormous potential and respond enthusiastically to their teachers.
We also have a fantastic staff team with a great blend of youth and experience. Chobham staff are committed to our students and to supporting and learning from one another. There is an outstanding professional development programme across the Harris Federation and our staff benefit from both in house and inter-school training activities. We also have additional expertise on hand from the Harris Consultancy Team who are available to offer guidance across the curriculum.
One of our biggest professional development opportunities comes by virtue of being an all through school. Staff across the primary and secondary phases at Chobham are able to observe and learn from each other. This is invaluable experience at a time when the number of all through schools across the country is growing fast.
In more practical terms, a job at Chobham is also attractive. Main scale and Upper Pay Scale teachers receive a Harris Allowance of £2,000 per annum in addition to their normal salary. Chobham teachers also benefit from our two week half term in the autumn term.
We do hope that you apply for a role with us and look forward to meeting you if you are invited to interview.
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