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Teacher of Geography - Part-time

Simon Langton Girls' Grammar School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-4534-222T
  • Posted:28/03/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:22/04/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Post of Geography – Part time 0.5 to 0.7 FTE

Are you passionate about geography, human and physical, and looking to work in a department of likeminded individuals? Due to the promotion of the current post-holder, Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is seeking to appoint a part time teacher of geography (approximately 0.5-0.7 FTE) from September 2024 to join our highly successful team.  Applicants must have a degree in Geography.

We welcome applications from talented individuals who will dedicate themselves to the implementation of the school and department’s vision and the continued development of the geography department. 

This role is suitable for either an Early Career Teacher (ECT) or somebody already teaching but ambitious to develop their career further. The successful candidate must be confident in teaching up to A Level (specialism in physical geography would be desirable) and possess a wider love of geography and its importance in students’ understanding of the modern world. An interest in, and experience of, the development of super-curricular opportunities, including fieldtrips, would be highly desirable; the department currently run two successful residential fieldtrips to FSC centres in Year 11 and Year 13. 

The geography department is currently comprised of three specialist teachers, located together in adjacent rooms in our humanities block. At GCSE, approximately 100+ students are currently undertaking the course, with 30+ studying it at A Level. 

Many students (often upwards of 50% of each cohort) leave the department to undertake geography related courses at top universities, with a consistently high number progressing to Oxbridge, Russell Group and other top-20 universities. 

Our school places the same importance on academic excellence as it does on mental wellbeing and the development of non-examined skills. Teachers are given the opportunity to develop and lead research opportunities; previous and current projects have been/are supported by the likes of the Royal Society, major pharmaceutical companies and top universities. These projects feed into the rich and varied offer delivered through the Langton Extended Curriculum, working to ensure that we help shape ambitious, confident, independent and creative students, ready to take their place in society. 

If you have a passion for geography that you want to share with motivated and committed students, we welcome your application. 

Our curriculum: 

We currently follow the A Level AQA and GCSE Eduqas A course 

If you require further information please e-mail Mrs Elaine Wall, H.R. Manager ewall@langton.kent.sch.uk 

Closing date for applications:   Mid-day Monday 22nd April 2024, (we reserve the right to appoint and interview suitable candidates before the published closing date) 



Information about the school

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is a highly respected selective Voluntary Controlled Girls’ Grammar School that places students’ academic success on a par with their wellbeing, creating a unique learning community where every individual matters. Students attending the school are aged between 11-18 years and the school has a student roll of about 1,300 students (with approx. 400 pupils in our mixed Sixth Form).

Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School is committed to safeguarding Children and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Simon Langton Girls Grammar School expects all governors, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure check from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including oversees criminal background checks, where applicable. All new governors, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Elaine Wall
  • Address:Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3EW
  • Telephone: (01227) 463711
  • Email: ewall@langton.kent.sch.uk

Fax: (01227) 458363


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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.