George Mitchell School
Farmer Road, Leyton, London E10 5DN
Teacher of Geography
MPS (Outer London)
Required for Autumn Term
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. This is an exciting time for the Geography department as the subject is enjoying increased popularity and numbers at GCSE are rising.
Geography is part of the Humanities faculty, a very supportive and progressive team in which Geography works alongside History and Religious Studies. 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.
George Mitchell School is focused on ensuring students care about the planet and we are part of the ‘Green Schools Project’ which has involved staff in activities such as an INSET day on Climate Change, a Climate Action day and a climate awareness week. 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
- Non-meetings weeks throughout the year to support with reducing workload
- 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 Samara Bradford, HR Assistant, on 020 8539 6198 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Completed application forms should be returned or e-mailed to Samara Bradford by 9am on Monday 25th September 2023. Interviews week commencing Monday 25th September 2023