Curriculum Lead / Head of Geography

Full Time Permanent
  • Closing date: 26 February 2024
  • Suitable for ECT/NQTs: No
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Mill Lane, Hebburn, Tyne And Wear, NE31 2ET
  • MPS1 - UPS3 + TLR 2c £7,847.00
  • Hexham and Newcastle
  • Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust
  • Start date: September 2024
Website St_JosephsCA
Catholic Multi Academy Trust / Phase: Secondary with sixth form / Role: Teaching / Lecturing
St Joseph's Catholic Academy

Curriculum Lead / Head of Geography

Salary:                 MPS1 – UPS3 + TLR 2c £7,847.00

Start Date:         September 2024

Contract:            Full Time | Permanent


CEO: Mr B Tapping

Acting Headteacher: Mrs S Lewis-Dale

St Joseph’s Catholic Academy

The School

St Joseph’s Catholic Academy is part of Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust which is one of four Trusts in the Diocese of Hexham and Newcastle. The Trust includes five Secondary and twenty-five Primary Schools across South Tyneside, Sunderland and East Durham.

As a growing and now oversubscribed Catholic secondary school, we are proud of the academic achievements of our students at all key stages, but we also have a clear focus on developing the ‘whole child’. Our Catholic ethos is at the heart of our school community and strengthens us in all that we do. Also, our FLAME character development programme keeps our focus firmly on developing children holistically, while supporting staff and students’ wellbeing.

Our September 2022 Ofsted inspection report said:

‘St Joseph’s Catholic Academy, Hebburn is a Good school where pupils value their teachers and the Leadership team invests time in all staff, ensuring they feel supported with their workload and wellbeing.’

‘All pupils, including those with special education needs and/or disabilities, benefit from studying an ambitious curriculum and from having dedicated lessons that help them to develop as individuals.’

‘There is a settled atmosphere in lessons and around school, and lessons are purposeful.’

The Role 

Due to an internal promotion we have an opportunity for an inspirational and driven Curriculum Leader for Geography. We currently have a successful Geography Department which has maintained the Secondary Geography Quality Mark for several years running and is an active member of the Geographical Association.

Working with an aspirational team, this is an opportunity an experienced Geographer to build upon past experience and skill to further develop a love of Geography within our students across all levels of KS3, KS4 and KS5.

An expertise in or bias towards physical geography would be an advantage to your application.

There is also a pastoral element to this role and there will be pastoral activities to do with your assigned class, including PSHE and other whole school activities.

Completed application forms should be submitted by email to by 9am on Monday 26th February 2024. Emailed applications are required and CV’s will not be accepted. For enquiries regarding this role, please contact the School Business Manager

Interviews dates are to be confirmed.

Electronic signatures will be accepted but candidates will be required to add a written signature to their application when circumstances allow. 

The position we are filling is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and a satisfactory Enhanced DBS from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required as part of pre-employment checks. An online search will be completed for all shortlisted candidates.

Bishop Chadwick Catholic Education Trust is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and we expect staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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