Teacher of Geography
Required from September 2021
The success of Preston Manor School is built on an 80-year old reputation which continues to flourish through its committed staff, dedicated Governors and supportive parents.
We are an all-through co-operative school with students ranging from 4 – 19 years. Staff are expected to make the most of this all through provision and to liaise with relevant colleagues in all parts of the school. The school is over two sites and there may be times when colleagues are expected to work across both sites with students.
We value working in partnership together with our young people to achieve the best outcomes for every student that joins our prestigious school. The school is oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour and excellence in teaching and learning.
We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We are driven in our aims and ambitions and aspire to continue to build on our success in a supportive and friendly environment. At Preston Manor we celebrate diversity and equality of opportunity, which is reflected in our high staff-retention rates and the successes of our student population.
Preston Manor is a high achieving and successful school and is looking for an excellent teacher to join this committed department and to continue to build on its existing strengths and successes.
If you wish to be a part of our thriving community, the successful candidate will have a passion for Geography, a creativity in developing broad curriculums and show a commitment to levelling the playing field for our students. They will join an energetic school which strives to ensure that all students enjoy learning and surpass expectations for achievement.
The successful candidate would be expected to be able to teach at all Key Stages.
● have a passion for teaching and learning
● be an innovative thinker with vision and ideas
● be an excellent practitioner
● lead by example and act as a strong role model to students and staff
● have a positive, can do attitude with staff and students
● have a track record of achieving strong student progress through own practice
● be an effective team player and value every aspect of the life of the school
● have effective interpersonal skills with the ability to inspire students and staff
● be an active learner, who constantly strives to improve, with the desire to progress
• opportunity to work across the education phases
● motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious students
● a friendly and supportive team of teachers
● well-resourced facilities
● a professionally stimulating and collaborative working environment
● a commitment to professional development, including an excellent CPD programme including ECT induction and Teach First training
The school welcomes applications from Early Career Teachers (ECT). As an ECT at Preston Manor, in addition to receiving weekly mentoring from a subject mentor, a member of the senior leadership team will also support your development and wellbeing. You will attend our bespoke professional studies programme to develop your pedagogy and ensure you make rapid progress towards meeting all of the teaching standards. We are also lucky to have three leading practitioners working at the school, who also support with the development of our ECTs.
The school is situated within walking distance of the world famous, Wembley Stadium, which offers easy access to newly created facilities including the London Designer Outlet.
The school benefits from excellent transport links via public transport and is located a short walk from both Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations. Central London locations are accessible within 20 minutes from the school.
The school is also easily accessible from main roads including the M25, M1, M40, A40 and A406.
The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team of teachers.
Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks.
About Preston Manor School
Preston Manor School is an all-through school within the London Borough of Brent, located in the Preston area. It educates primary and secondary school-age children and has a sixth form.
It was founded in 1938 as Preston Manor County Grammar School and its first headteacher was Mr W.P. Bannister, who recruited excellent staff and maintained high standards throughout the War .. He remained headmaster until his death in 1963. Other long serving teachers were Mr Clarke, Miss Cave, Mr Kernutt, Mr & Mrs Kent and Miss Mullins. It provided a traditional grammar school curriculum with science and languages streams. The school motto was "Munas prae jure" which may be translated as "Duty before rights".