Head of Geography

Recruitment Information

Date Posted28 March 2023
Type of RoleFull or Part Time
SalaryMPS/UPS plus TLR 2A
Closing date for applications19 April 2023 (9am)
Start DateSeptember 2023

Thank you for your interest in the post of Head of Geography at Ashlyns School. This is an exciting opportunity to lead a fantastic department and to build on the subject’s excellence in line with our school values of Integrity, Independence and Inclusivity. Geography is one of the most popular GCSE choices at Ashlyns and students consistently achieve high outcomes.

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Geography is a popular subject at Ashlyns and students have the opportunity to develop their geographical skills through a challenging curriculum. We offer a series of interlinked courses that build on National Curriculum requirements and provide the framework to progress naturally to GCSE and ultimately to A Level Geography.

For GCSE we follow the AQA course which offers a balance of human and physical topics. The Edexcel specification is followed for A Level where students engage critically with real world issues and places. 

Fieldwork is integral in both KS4 and KS5 and, as well as fieldwork on the extensive school grounds, regularly includes trips to Barton on Sea, Bournemouth, Swanage, Central London, Barcelona and Iceland.

Ashlyns is a popular and oversubscribed school with in excess of 1500 students including a growing and successful Sixth Form.  The school was confirmed ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2018 and is focused on continuous improvement to deliver an excellent education for all children, with the aspiration to be rated ‘Outstanding’.  View our Ofsted report here.  View our School Priorities here.

We are a thriving school with a rich heritage. Originally established for the most vulnerable in society, our focus on helping all students to be the very best versions of themselves is central to all we do. It’s our aim that work and study should be joyful; the staff and students at Ashlyns help to create the atmosphere for this to happen. There is a palpable sense of community, professionalism and a culture of high expectations, all of which are underpinned by ethical leadership. 

We hope the information included on our recruitment pages below will give you an insight into our school – the high aspirations,  excellent support and opportunities for our students and staff, the scope of the role and the kind of person we are looking for.

If you want to provide outstanding learning opportunities and exceptional pastoral care for students within a forward-thinking, hard-working school community, we would like to hear from you. 

We welcome visits from prospective candidates prior to application; please see contact details on the application guidance page.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our school.

Yours faithfully

James Shapland

Julie Laws
Chair of Governors