Head of Geography

Head of Geography


September 2023 start 

The Sweyne Park School is a larger than average mixed, 11-19 comprehensive school in Rayleigh, Essex.  It is the lead school in the Rayleigh Schools Trust and works with a local primary school, providing a 3 – 19 educational experience for the community.

Our School is highly inclusive and has a Resource Base for Deaf Pupils.  There is a very strong ethos of respect and the school is deeply committed to ensuring all members of the school community learn and develop.  There are extensive opportunities for professional development and all staff are encouraged to contribute to the progress of the school through professional dialogue and engagement in workshops and meetings.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced teacher of Geography with leadership skills to join our team.  The successful applicant will have excellent subject knowledge, and the ability to teach across Key Stages 3, 4 & 5.  They will inspire all pupils to engage in learning and to participate in both the core and extra-curricular based activities. 


The role will involve leading a team of teachers to develop excellent practice together by evaluating, supporting and guiding colleagues.

The successful applicant will be accountable for securing the highest standards of pupil achievement across the curriculum through effective monitoring, evaluation and review of teaching and learning and setting targets for improvement.

The Sweyne Park School:

  • is an oversubscribed school with a successful Sixth Form;
  • is highly committed to staff welfare and development;
  • is equipped with good facilities and resources, including a swimming pool, astroturf, sports hall and gymnasium, and extensive outdoor space.
  • has strong, ethical leadership and fair recruitment and retention practices;
  • was one of the first secondary schools in the county to gain UNICEF ‘Rights Respecting Gold’ status in 2019; which was re-accredited in 2022

Essential Skills and Experience

 Demonstrate high levels of professionalism and uphold the values of the profession.

  • Hold qualified teacher status.
  • Uphold all of the Teachers’ Standards.
  • Demonstrate a passion for specialist subject area; have a deep understanding and wealth of knowledge relating to it.
  • Have enthusiasm for learning and education and show the ability to inspire this in others.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional learning and development.
  • Show resilience and a willingness to adapt and respond to feedback.
  • Be open, flexible and sensitive to the needs and aspirations of other people.

If you are a dedicated practitioner who is passionate about learning and leading learning, we would look forward to receiving your application. Please click on the link below to download an Essex Application Form, which, once completed, should be returned to Mrs Katharine Dines, Headteacher, c/o admin@sweynepark.com.

The Sweyne Park School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful applicant’s appointment will be subject to satisfactory enhanced clearance by the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Closing date: 24th March 2023

 We reserve the right to close applications early in the event that a suitable candidate is identified.