A day in the life as a secondary school Geography teacher is never dull. The subject incorporates classroom based teaching, field trips and ample opportunities to get involved with extracurricular activities. As a geography teacher you can teach young people about the world in which they live and provide them with a wide range of practical skills that can be applied throughout their lives, such as map reading. From teaching pupils about how volcanoes are formed to explaining where rainforests are found and how climatic change is having an effect on the world in which we live, the subject of geography spans a plethora of fascinating topics.
Gifted geography teachers are highly sought after by schools, colleges, academies and other educational institutions throughout the UK. Through passing your knowledge and infectious enthusiasm on to your pupils, you will inspire their interest in the world and its environment. You will develop the skills to devise and deliver enlightening lessons to teach students about our planet’s people, places, processes and natural history.
Teaching the national curriculum to students of mixed abilities, you will plan your lessons in line with national objectives, always aiming to ensure a culture of healthy learning. Therefore, you will be required to keep up to date with developments in your subject area, new resources and teaching methods. Your role will also require you to liaise with other professionals, parents and carers and involve spending some time away on geography field trips and other non-classroom based activities.
In addition to planning and delivering lessons, you will mark work, give appropriate feedback and maintain records of pupils’ progress. Ensuring that your pupils are fully prepared for qualifications and external examinations, you will also support students on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties, providing them with the guidance they need to excel. Above all, you will captivate the imagination of your students and may even inspire a young person to follow your example and become a geography teacher.
What we can offer gifted Geography teachers looking for jobs
You may be a newly-qualified teacher looking to build your career or have experience teaching geography in secondary education. Either way, we can provide you a wide range of exciting opportunities in high schools, academies and colleges that offer both GCSEs and A-Levels. We pride ourselves on being an industry-leading education recruiter offering a ‘gold standard’ level of service and take a different approach to the majority of Teaching Recruitment Agencies. Our core team comprises of school senior leaders and former teachers.
For this reason, we understand the importance of matching the right candidates to our vacancies and offer a bespoke approach to placing teachers in specific vacancies. Through forging and maintaining close links with schools, we understand their specific needs. Therefore, we go to great lengths to find the right candidate for the right school.
This not only improves your chances of a successful application; it also increases the probability of you being happy in your new role. If you are happy the chances are your students and your school will be happy and this mutually beneficial approach is one of the reasons why we have become the recruiter of choice for educational institutions and teachers alike.
While having a teaching qualification in geography would be advantageous, it is by no means essential. We are also interested in talking to graduates who have experience in a relevant area and who are passionate about becoming teachers and committed to developing a young person’s education. Our two year graduate programme provides on-the-job experience equipping you with the necessary skills and experience to succeed. We will guide you every step of the way as you work in a supporting role as a teaching assistant whilst undertaking training to gain Qualified Teacher Status and take a class of your own.
What is most important is that you have a genuine desire to become a teacher and improve the lives of young people. Other personal qualities will include patience, a sense of humour and a creative approach to delivering your subject. As standard industry practice, a Disclosure Barring Service Background check is mandatory. If you have any queries or concerns relating to this, we are happy to answer your questions.
While teaching 11 to 18 year-olds in high schools can at times be challenging, a career in teaching is highly rewarding. Inspiring, supporting and motivating young people to reach their full potential is the reason why so many teachers love their job. Furthermore, a career as a teacher offers enormous potential for your own personal development. You could progress to become a head of department, head of year or a professional mentor to other trainee teachers on placement. Whichever path you choose; you are guaranteed a highly fulfilling career where every day is different.
If you wish to know more about the exciting opportunities we can offer in London, Manchester and throughout the North West, please contact Castles Education today by completing the registration form.