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Sir Harry Smith

Sir Harry Smith Community College

  • Head of Geography ​​​​​​​

    Required for April or September 2022

    Head of Geography

    TLR 2b

    This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment history references.

    We are seeking to appoint a Head of Geography who must be an enthusiastic and inspirational classroom practitioner who would be joining a strong, dynamic and forward-thinking team.

    The successful candidate will have:

    • An excellent record of raising attainment and examination results at Key Stage 4 and 5;

    • A track record of outstanding teaching across Key Stages 3 to 5;

    • Proven ability and enthusiasm to motivate students and staff;

    • The ability to raise the expectations and aspirations of students of all abilities;

    • A desire to share experiences and good practice with colleagues.

    Sir Harry Smith Community College is an 11-18 Academy, proud of its traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and its standards of discipline and respect. The College serves the market town of Whittlesey, seven miles outside of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. The College is part of the Aspire Learning Trust working together with Park Lane and New Road Primary Schools, also in Whittlesey, to help every child achieve their full potential, to prepare them for their next educational steps, to teach them kindness and respect for all and to equip them to play a full satisfying role in society.

    In October 2018, Ofsted recognised that Sir Harry Smith Community College continues to be a Good school. They also acknowledged that we are “A vibrant, welcoming and caring school, in which pupils enjoy their learning and feel valued.”

    For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Thomas Wells, Curriculum Manager for Geography on or Helen Norris, Assistant Principal on

    Application deadline is noon, Tuesday 23rd November 2021 (We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable candidates for the post). Please send completed application forms, together with a short letter of introduction to:

    Applicants are thanked for their interest in Sir Harry Smith Community College. Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.