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“John Hall, my geography teacher at school inspired me to a lifelong interest in geography and a curiosity about our world which has stayed with me through my life. Geography is a living, breathing subject, constantly adapting itself to change. It is dynamic and relevant. For me geography is a great adventure with a purpose.”

Michael Palin


Geography offers unique opportunities for students to improve their subject knowledge and understand their place in the world.  It is a broad subject that allows students to develop their practical, analytical, creative, evaluative and problem-solving skills.  Young people have a natural curiosity about the world around them, and excellent Geography teaching enables students to appreciate the varied and fantastic world in which we live.  It is a subject that teaches about a variety of issues, ranging from a local to a global scale, which will set them up to achieve their very best.  We are interested in finding teachers who can inspire, challenge and consistently enjoy working with young people in a way that encourages students to thrive in the world around them.

Learning in a classroom requires professionalism, organisation, planning, preparation and excellent subject knowledge, across the department.  Trainees will experience lessons across all age and ability ranges within Geography, as well as a range of Humanities subjects in the first instance, reflecting the diverse needs of students in our schools.  You will work alongside an experienced team of Geographers and the wider Humanities department, who have proven ability to ensure achievement for all students.

We train Geography teachers who are inspirational, and who are not afraid to take risks.  Typically, our trainees enter the teaching profession well prepared for the rigours of being a Newly Qualified Teacher.  Many acquire jobs in our partner schools where they have been on placement and quickly progress in the first few years of qualifying.

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