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2 I/C Humanities and Head of Geography - Full-time

The Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Dover

  • Ref:KCC886-6918-71S
  • Posted:28/02/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS + TLR 2c
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:15/03/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 18 March 2024


The Duke of York's Royal Military School seeks to appoint a 2 I/C Humanities and Head of Geography. This new position presents an exciting opportunity for an innovative and experienced Geographer to lead a talented departmental team and serve as 2 I/C of our rapidly expanding and highly successful Humanities Faculty.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding teacher of Geography with a demonstrated commitment to engaging and ambitious teaching practices. You will provide high-quality leadership of the Geography department, developing teaching and learning to ensure an aspirational, relevant and engaging curriculum is delivered to all our students.

In addition, as 2 I/C, you will contribute to the leadership capacity of the Humanities Faculty across the disciplines of: Geography, History, PSHE, Psychology and RE. You will work closely with the Head of Faculty in shaping the Faculty’s vision and values, leading collaborative curriculum development and assisting in the on-going evaluation of teaching and learning provision. You will demonstrate enthusiasm for professional growth and the opportunity to expand the range of subjects available to students.

For further information, please download the Candidate Pack and Job Description/Person Specification which can be found here or on our School website www.doyrms.com/staff-vacancies.

Application Forms and Supporting Statements should be emailed by 12pm on Friday 15 March 2024 to: Recruitment@doyrms.com

Information about the school

In 1801, His Royal Highness Frederick Duke of York laid the foundation stone in Chelsea of what was to become The Duke of York's Royal Military School, a School for the children of military personnel which opened in 1803. Then in 1909, the School relocated to its present site in Dover, Kent and in 2010, we became the first Full State Boarding Academy, opening our doors to any family wishing to choose this unique and iconic School for their child’s secondary education.

We have 500+ students from the ages of 11- 18, all full-boarders and we are based on an independent School model, providing high quality education, unrivaled extracurricular activities and outstanding facilities.

Military Ethos and Heritage - Our military ethos and heritage is what stands us apart from any other school, helping our students to develop strong character and life skills. It’s what makes us the state boarding school of choice for families looking for a quality education for their child at a competitive price. While still educating many children from forces families, we remain at the forefront of educational excellence, preparing students from all backgrounds for the next steps in their young lives, driven by our six core values of courage, integrity, respect, commitment, loyalty and self-discipline.

Academic Achievement - We are a non-selective school, but we consistently perform significantly above the national average with our GCSE results. The progress our students make during their time at the School is a significant strength. Supervised prep, Saturday morning lessons, small classes and proactively encouraging each and every student to achieve the very best they can, ensures that we maintain a high academic standard. We work to an independent school model; it is busy, dynamic and where Saturday morning school is part of our routine with sport, performance and activities in the afternoon.

An All-Round Education - Our aim is to provide an all-round education with an academic focus and our Dukies motto is ‘looking forward with confidence and looking back with pride’. Our extensive co-curricular offer provides a wide range of opportunities that exposes Dukies to new possibilities. This results in setting Dukies apart when they leave us to tackle their next steps in life, well-equipped with the skills they will need to be successful.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Phoebe Abbott
  • Address:The Duke Of York's, Royal Military School, Guston, Dover, Kent, CT15 5EQ
  • Telephone: 01304 245023
  • Email: recruitment@doyrms.com


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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 Education.