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Cross Trust Leader of Geography - Full-time

Turner Schools

  • Ref:KCC-F42-101-T
  • Posted:14/09/2023
  • Pay:Leadership 8 - 12
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:28/09/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To Be Confirmed


Turner Schools is looking to recruit an exceptional Cross Trust Leader of Geography to play a major role in leading Geography across our Secondary Schools in Folkestone and Dover. We are looking for a passionate leader who is an outstanding, highly motivated practitioner to help us ensure that our knowledge-led curriculum is effectively delivered to our ambitious, confident and successful students.

Turner Schools is committed to our mission of transforming children’s futures, empowering families and strengthening communities. We want all of our students to gain the qualifications, skills and knowledge that will prepare them for life beyond school. The role of the Cross Trust Vice Principal will be integral in achieving this and developing the quality of teaching and learning to improve student progress across Key stages.

We are looking for someone who will…

  • be dedicated to improving student progress and raising attainment across the Trust, leading and sharing best practice with colleagues
  • have a proven track record of success in raising standards
  • keep up to date through researching best practice and implementing this within teaching and learning strategies
  • believe that a knowledge and research-led curriculum is the necessary catalyst, with the ability and determination to be part of the Trusts community to support ambitious, confident and successful students
  • Have the drive to make a real difference to the lives of pupils in an area of coastal disadvantage and fully embrace the diverse community

In return, Turner Schools can offer...

  • A strong ethos and culture that promotes the belief that all pupils can achieve
  • Calm and purposeful learning environments, with high pupil behaviour expectations
  • A warm and welcoming team of teachers and associate staff
  • Manageable workload through sensible and efficient policies
  • Personalised coaching and CPD programmes alongside an investment in your career and development through financing Masters qualifications, training courses and conferences as requested
  • A Trust which takes student and faculty welfare seriously
  • Private healthcare from Benenden Health medical, including a 24/7 prescription GP service, counselling, access to the BUPA hospital network and physiotherapy
  • A genuine opportunity to make a difference by being part of the exciting Trust vision.

Come and join us to be a part of our journey.


Information about the trust

Turner Schools is a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) with schools in Folkestone and Dover on the beautiful Kent coast. The Turner Schools family includes six schools in Folkestone:-

Dover Christ Church Academy Folkestone Primary Folkestone Academy Morehall Primary Martello Primary Turner Free School

We provide education through pre-school, primary, secondary and on to sixth form. Each academy is individual and responds to the needs of its local community to provide the best possible opportunity for its young people. We promote high academic standards, while ensuring crucial opportunities for personal and emotional development.

Turner Schools is committed to Transforming children’s futures…Empowering children’s futures…Strengthening communities.

To help us achieve this, Turner Staff ‘Walk the Turner Talk’

They will:

• Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children. • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve. • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective. • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking. • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team. • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions. • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children. • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry. • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.

Turner Schools is committed to safeguarding children and promoting their welfare. It expects all staff and volunteers to share this same commitment. Any appointment is subject to satisfactory recruitment checks, including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Two references are required prior to commencement of employment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

For further information on Turner Schools, please visit www.turnerschools.com

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Caroline Dominguez
  • Address:Academy Lane,
    CT19 5FP
  • Telephone: 01303 842433
  • Email: hr@turnerschools.com



Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.