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Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise


St Mary's Catholic School, Benton Park Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE7 7PE.

Teacher of Geography

MPS/UPS: £23,720 - £39,406 per annum, depending on relevant teaching experience.

This school has Academy status and you will be employed by the Board of Trustees.

St Mary's Catholic School
Benton Park Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Number on Roll c. 1400
Executive Headteacher: J Foster.

Required for September 2019
Part time - 2.5 days per week (0.5 FTE).

The Governors wish to appoint an excellent Teacher of Geography to contribute to our flourishing Geography department. This post is part-time and is the equivalent of two and a half days per week, 0.5, 50% timetable. The post should appeal to both recently qualified teachers or to more experienced candidates, looking to develop further in an outstanding school. This is a wonderful opportunity for someone wishing to join an outstanding department and a highly successful, positive and forward thinking school.

St Mary’s is a very successful, popular and happy school, rated Outstanding by the Diocese and Ofsted. We became an academy in 2013 and enjoy outstanding facilities in a new building, which opened in 2011. We are also very popular with parents and are one of the most over-subscribed schools in the north-east. We have around 1,100 students in the main school and our Sixth Form, of over 200, is expected to grow to 300 in the next three years.

In addition, we are a Teaching School, increasingly engaged in school to school support, initial teacher training and CPD and leadership development across the region. As a result, further opportunities for professional development are wide-ranging and an added attraction for potential new staff.

At St Mary’s, Geography is a well-established and highly respected department with excellent results. Recent highlights include:-

• 61% of pupils achieved at least a Grade 5 in GCSE Geography in 2018, well above the national average
• Outstanding Progress as part of the Humanities Value Added score, which was in the top 5 in the North East in 2018 and top in 2017
• 71% of Geography A-Level grades were A*-B in 2018
• Over 95% A*-C in Geography A-Level over the last 3 years

Above all, the Governors wish to appoint a teacher with:-

• A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos
• A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students
• A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning
• An excellent track record as a classroom teacher
• The ability to promote a love of learning Geography in our students

Application packs are available to download from, from our school website, or by e-mailing the Executive Headteacher’s PA,

If you require any further information about the post, please do not hesitate to contact Emma Patterson, Head of School or Suzanne Fisher, Senior Assistant Headteacher on 0191 215 3260.

Closing date: 9.00am on Wednesday 15 May 2019. Interviews will follow shortly after this date.

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.


  15 May 2019