Teacher of Geography
Geography at St Dunstan’s is well-established, forward-thinking, and ambitious. The Department consists of three subject specialists who plan and evaluate learning resources collaboratively and creatively within a highly supportive and collegiate atmosphere. We are the most popular optional subject at GCSE and highly popular at A level. This success is also reflected in the Department’s excellent results and reputation throughout the College. We are at the forefront of excellence in many areas and driven to continually innovate.
This position is ideal for a dynamic and enthusiastic teacher with a strong Geographical background; whether they are beginning their career in teaching or seeking to develop their existing classroom practice as part of a successful, supportive and well qualified department. Applicants are expected to be inspiring classroom practitioners and will show an active interest in the development of student learning, their own pedagogical skills and teaching best practice.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach in all Key Stages. Applicants with either a human or physical background are welcome but will be expected to teach across the discipline up to GCSE. The opportunity to specialise at KS5 should be available subject to timetabling requirements.
St Dunstan’s College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure through the DBS.
About St Dunstan's College
About St. Dunstan’s College
‘Inspiring and assisting young people to achieve their potential’
The history of St Dunstan’s College can be traced back to 1408, making it one of the oldest schools in the country. It still retains strong links with the City of London, from where it originated. For the last 125 years the College has been located in Catford, within the Borough of Lewisham in South East London. The location of the College is a key element in defining its identity and the College is proud of its reflection of the diverse and vibrant community in which it is located. St Dunstan’s is a coeducational school for 867 pupils aged from 3 to 18 years. The Headmaster is a member of HMC (The Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference) and the Head of the Junior School a member of IAPS (The Independent Association of Prep School Heads). The College Leadership Team, chaired by the Headmaster, consists of the Bursar, the Head of Junior School and the Deputy Heads of Senior School. Admission to the College is competitive at all entry points.
The College has seen a number of significant changes in recent years. One major change was the admission of girls in 1994. This has proved highly successful and the College has a truly co-educational ethos. The Pre-preparatory Department was established in 1995 and a Nursery followed in 2008. Both now form part of a flourishing Junior School which sits within the College site and, by extension, is an essential component of College identity. Most Junior School children transfer on to the Senior School as a natural transition. Most parents like to commit to the whole-College ‘family’ and a large proportion of parents have more than one child at the College. The social life of the College is therefore an important feature of its ethos and our ‘Family Society’ is as important in name as it is in what it achieves.