Teacher of Geography
Ark Boulton Academy
Salary From
Ark MPS (£24,313 – £35,883)/
Salary To
UPS dependant on experience

Geography Teacher

Ark Boulton Academy, Birmingham

Salary: Ark MPS (£24,313 – £35,883)/ UPS dependant on experience

“It takes a whole community to bring up a child.” We work closely with parents and community to support our children to develop a strong character and become confident young people.

The Role

As a Teacher of Geography, you will deliver outstanding teaching and learning which will help your students achieve excellent academic results. You will design an engaging and challenging curriculum that will inspire the pupils’ to appreciate the subject and its application. The successful applicant should be a resilient and driven individual who can work effectively in a team.


You will be responsible for planning and delivering lessons to the highest standard so pupils feel motivated and inspired by the subject. We want you to provide a nurturing classroom environment that helps the pupils grow as learners. You will contribute to developing your department and ensuring that as a team, you are committed to raising achievement.

The Individual

You are someone who understands the difference a great education can make to pupils lives as you are a great role model for not only them but other teachers too. You are educated to a degree level or above and have experience in delivering consistently outstanding lessons to pupils of all ages and abilities. You enjoy being part of a great team and you have a genuine passion and belief in the potential of every student.

To find out more about Ark Boulton, please visit www.arkboulton.org. To apply for this post please visit www.arkboulton.org/vacancies or if you would like any further information about this role, please contact the HR team at hr@arkboulton.org


Closing date: 7th June 2019 09.00am

Ark value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.

Job Description: Geography Teacher

Reports to:             Head of Geography/Senior Leadership Team
Salary:                      Ark MPS (£24,313 - £35,883)/ UPS dependant on experience
Start Date:    September 2019 (negotiable)

The Role

To deliver outstanding teaching and learning of Geography and therefore help pupils achieve excellent academic results, and be a role-model/impact the academy more widely.

To design an engaging and challenging curriculum that inspires children to appreciate the subject and its application.

Key responsibilities

·         To plan, resource and deliver lessons and sequences of lessons to the highest standard that ensure real learning takes place and pupils make superior progress

·         To provide a nurturing classroom and academy environment that helps pupils to develop as learners

·         To help to maintain/establish discipline across the whole academy

·         To contribute to the effective working of the academy.

Outcomes and Activities

Teaching and Learning

·         Enrich the curriculum with trips and visits to enhance the learning experience of all pupils

·         With direction from the Subject Leader and within the context of the academy’s curriculum and schemes of work, plan and prepare effective teaching modules and lessons

·         Teach engaging and effective lessons that motivate, inspire and improve pupil attainment

·         Use regular assessments to set targets for pupils, monitor pupil progress and respond accordingly to the results of such monitoring

·         To produce/contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual and groups of pupils

·         Develop plans and processes for the classroom with measurable results and evaluate those results to make improvements in pupil achievement 

·         Ensure that all pupils achieve at least at chronological age level or, if well below level, make significant and continuing progress towards achieving at chronological age level

·         Maintain regular and productive communication with pupils, parents and carers, to report on progress, sanctions and rewards and all other communications

·         Provide or contribute to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual pupils and groups of pupils

·         Direct and supervise support staff assigned to lessons and when required participate in related recruitment and selection activities

·         Implement and adhere to the academy’s behaviour management policy, ensuring the health and well-being of pupils is maintained at all times

·         Participate in preparing pupils for external examinations

·         Ensure that all teaching is conducted in a safe environment with due consideration being given to health and safety requirements and risk assessments being conducted as necessary.

Academy Culture

·         Support the academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices and procedures

·         Help create a strong academy community, characterised by consistent, orderly behaviour and caring, respectful relationships

·         Help develop a school/department culture and ethos that is utterly committed to achievement

·         To be active in issues of pupil welfare and support

·         Support and work in collaboration with colleagues and other professional in and beyond the school, covering lessons and providing other support as required.


·         Be a form tutor (where allocated).

·         Contribute to the academy’s extracurricular programme.

·         Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the line manager or Principal. 

Person Specification: Geography Teacher

Qualification Criteria

·         Qualified to degree level or professional equivalent.

·         Qualified to teach and work in the UK.


·         Evidence of raising attainment in the subject.

·         Evidence of improved practice following feedback.



·         Effective team worker and leader

·         High expectations for accountability and consistency

·         Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others

·         Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil

·         Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence

·         Effective listening skills that lead to a strong understanding of others

·         Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils.


·         Excellent classroom teacher with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice

·         Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise and rewards

·         Thinks strategically about classroom practice and tailoring lessons to pupils needs

·         Understands and interprets complex pupil data to drive lesson planning and pupil attainment 

·         Good communication, planning and organisational skills

·         Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement

·         Acts as a role model to staff and pupils

·         Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice.


·         This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.