George Mitchell All-through School (3-16)
London Borough of Waltham Forest
Saeed Hussain, Executive Headteacher
Farmer Road Leyton London E10 5DN
Tel : 020 8539 6198
Teacher of Geography
MPS/UPS (Outer London)
Required for April/September 2020
Age range: 11-16
George Mitchell School – Consistently in the Top 10 % nationally for progress
We are looking for an exceptional Geography teacher to join our school with a passion for their subject and dedication to inspiring the love of geography amongst the young people they teach. The right candidate will have a desire to help the geography department ensure that students at George Mitchell have open and well skilled geographical minds which allow them to think deeply about global issues showing understanding, respect and a desire to make informed decisions in their day to day and future lives.
The right candidate will be joining at an exciting time for the Geography department, with increasing popularity of the subject and numbers at GCSE we have the opportunity to employ an additional member of staff to help support the further development of the subject and provide more learning experiences outside of the classroom.
Geography at George Mitchell is part of the humanities faculty which is a very supportive and progressive team in which Geography works alongside History, Religious Studies and Citizenship. We work together to support each other and share best practice which has led to the faculty being one of the most successful in the school with a +0.72 progress score in 2018.
George Mitchell School is focussed on ensuring students care about the planet, we are part of the ‘Green schools project’ which has involved staff INSET day on supporting the cause and we have also had a Climate action day and are working towards a climate awareness week. So far this year it has been fantastic to see our young people getting behind the campaign for change and welcome candidates who would be interested in helping us promote the importance of climate issues.
George Mitchell School is aspiring to be an outstanding school, and we welcome colleagues who want to join us, and our students, on that journey. Behaviour for Learning is very good, and there is an enthusiastic emphasis on good outcomes for our students who hail from a richly diverse area, with many ethnic groups and languages represented. This, along with our brand new buildings and large outside spaces make George Mitchell a fantastic place to work.
We are very much a community school at the heart of a local neighbourhood, and we provide a haven in which our children feel safe, valued and happy. Each child at George Mitchell is special and we do our utmost to ensure that each student is given every opportunity to learn and succeed.
We are committed to the task of continuing to raise standards and have a comprehensive induction programme and excellent professional development opportunities. Benefiting from a P8 score above +.5 for the past three years reflects our ambition of providing the best possible education to all.
George Mitchell is committed to supporting the well-being of our staff, offering:
- Extended October half term
- Half day Friday, where school closes at 1.30pm each week
- Non-meetings weeks throughout the year to support with reducing workload
- Staff yoga, staff badminton and other opportunities to learn new skills
- School theatre trips with free teacher tickets
- New catering facility with a variety of healthy meals discounted for staff
- Personalised CPD programme
- Team building whole staff sessions
- An appraisal system offering opportunities to develop your own career progression
We warmly welcome an informal visit or a conversation prior to application.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offer of a position is subject to receiving satisfactory references and an Enhanced DBS Clearance
For more information and an application pack please see our website or contact Adeel Hussain, HR Manager on 020 9539 6198 or e-mail email@example.com
Completed application forms should be returned or e-mailed to Adeel Hussain by Friday 31st January. Interviews will be held week beginning 3rd February 2020.