Start Date: Thursday 18th May 2023
Closing Date: Tuesday 23rd May 2023
Interviews: Thursday 25th May 2023
Salary: MPR1-UPR3 + TLR2b (£28,000-£43,865+approx £4,800) depending on experience
Contract Type: Full Time

Job Title:                        Head of Geography 

Contract Hours:             Full Time 

Start Date:                      September 2023 

Grade:                             MPR1-UPR3 + TLR2b (£28,000-£43,865+approx £4,800) depending on experience 

Responsible to:             Assistant Headteacher 

As a popular and successful school we are always excited to strengthen our team. Following a period of growth and improved results, our Head of Geography is retiring and we are seeking to appoint a new Head of Geography to continue the success of the team. 

Therefore, we are looking to employ a well qualified leader with a record of developing geography teams who in turn deliver high quality lessons with excellent student outcomes. 

Humanities is a vital part of our curriculum, with all students choosing to study Geography, History or Religion, Philosophy & Ethics at GCSE> Many students also stay with us to study Geography in the Sixth Form and will then continue the subject to University. 

Geography is taught across all 3 key stages, including A Level. Extra-curricular opportunities are rich with students taking part in many career related opportunities and competitions. 

There are fieldwork opportunities across all key stages, with dedicated support from an excellent assistant headteacher who oversees humanity subjects. 

The team is made up of supportive and highly committed subject specialists.  

In September 2015 the school moved into an award-winning new building.  

Thomas Gainsborough School is a consistently high performing, well resourced, and truly comprehensive school, with a firm belief in excellence for each and every student, placing students at the heart of their curriculum. You can find out more about the school at  

The school continues to invest in high quality professional development and provides a range of employee benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher to develop their practice and continue their career progression. Supporting staff wellbeing is a priority at all levels. 

The school is located just south of Sudbury in Suffolk and is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. 

Many of our staff work flexibly in different ways including part-time working. For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours of flexible start and end times. Please talk to us at the interview stage about the flexibility you would like and we will explore what’s possible for this role. 

If you would like to learn more about the school in preparation for making an application, or would like to discuss this exciting opportunity, then please contact Jess Wood, or call the school to speak to Mrs Kerry Fuller, the Headteacher’s PA, on 01787 375232. We would also be happy to arrange a visit to the school. 

Closing date: 9AM Tues 23 May 2023  

Interviews:  Thursday 25 May 2023