St James School                                  

Head of Geography (TLR2b)

St James School is seeking to appoint a Head of Department for our Geography department from September 2020 or earlier depending on budget availability.  This is an exciting post that will offer you the chance to shape and deliver our Geography curriculum and a growing department. For the right candidate there will also be the opportunity to work across the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust as Director of Geography, which will form part of this role.

As Head of Geography you will be an inspiring leader with the energy and creativity to motivate a team, lead by example and challenge students to achieve the best possible outcomes.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a track record of excellent outcomes
  • Have excellent curriculum knowledge and be outward facing
  • Be a passionate and innovative advocate for Geography
  • Be totally committed to improving the life chances of young people
  • Be a KS4 specialist in Geography

Our staff are incredibly committed and passionate about all that they do and are rewarded with weekly coaching, bespoke CPD, in-house career progression opportunities and regular staff-wellbeing events.  Ofsted judged us to be a strong Good in our inspection in January 2018, but clearly acknowledged that we were on a clear trajectory to achieve Outstanding in the near future.

We want to be the best; we want to offer the best, we want our students to achieve their best.  If you share our passion, vision and drive and are prepared to go that extra mile to support our students, then we would welcome your application.

We would welcome visits to the school prior to applications, should you wish to arrange one please contact Emily Harper, Deputy Headteacher by email

Head of Geography Application Pack

Application forms and further information are available from our website: or by email to

Closing date for applications:       Midday Monday 27thJanuary 2020

Interview Date:                         w/c 3rd February 2020

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is a values driven, rapidly growing 2 – 16 Trust with a relentless focus on transforming lives through learning by delivery outstanding outcomes for every pupil, regardless of background. With a reputation for highly successful school improvement in very challenging circumstances, we are passionate about driving up standards and raising the aspirations of all our pupils.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and operate in accordance with the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before an appointment is confirmed.

Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust School Governors – EXETER

The Ted Wragg Multi-Academy Trust is an exciting and growing trust with the ambition to raise the aspirations of young people and enable them to become fulfilled, confident and motivated citizens, able to contribute actively to a democratic society. Our students across the wider Exeter area, regardless of social or cultural background, are motivated to succeed and make outstanding progress because their needs are met through creative, relevant and innovative provision.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust family of schools currently consists of Isca Academy, St James, Cranbrook Education Campus, West Exe and Exwick Heights. The Trust has trustees from the University of Exeter and Exeter College, as well as from reputable local businesses. We currently have governor vacancies in many of our schools and are looking to strengthen our governance with energetic and driven individuals with a wide range of expertise across both education and business. Although the role of a governor is voluntary, we are able to offer training and personal development, extensive support from our wide network of governors and limitless opportunity to positively impact on the education and life chances of our young people in and around Exeter. If you have the ability to commit your time and enthusiasm and you share our values in inspiring the next generation we would be keen to hear from you.
Thank you for your interest.

Rob Bosworth
Chair of the Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust

Please contact Alison Layton-Hill, Clerk to the Trust by telephone on 01404 823293 x 272 or by email on for an informal chat or to register your interest.

The Ted Wragg Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post.