Postgraduate Teacher Apprenticeship in Geography

St Mary’s Catholic High School is an outstanding, popular and over-subscribed 11-18 mixed Academy with excellent student behaviour in which everyone is encouraged to achieve and success is celebrated at all levels.  This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the top 20% performing schools for attainment and attendance in the country.  Academic results are excellent; consistently achieving above average Progress 8 scores as well as impressive Attainment 8, Ebacc average point scores and outstanding A Level results. 

We are seeking applications from a highly qualified and motivated Graduates who are interested in a Postgraduate Teaching Apprenticeship (including QTA and PGCE) for Geography as a route to initial teacher training.  This would be through National Institute of Teaching and Education (NITE), accredited by Coventry University.  

We offer a fully funded, salaried, University linked initial teacher education programme, focusing on the practical, with classroom-based training supported by experienced mentors.   Further information about the apprenticeship route can be found with the application documents.

The successful candidate will be:

  • A passionate advocate for your subject.
  • Dynamic and innovative; with a desire to provide high-quality teaching and learning; contributing to the excellent exam results of this subject.
  • An inspiring individual with a desire to enthuse pupils and build positive relationships with them.
  • Able to contribute effectively to the delivery of Geography.
  • Able to contribute fully to the department’s exciting and extensive co-curricular programme which includes a number of fieldtrips across all key stages.

We are able to offer you a welcoming and supportive environment led by a leadership team committed to staff wellbeing.   A programme of weekly induction sessions provides the opportunity to meet key members of staff and be introduced to school policies and procedures.  Bespoke ongoing professional development is a priority, and all staff are able to access high quality, carefully tailored training and development opportunities, including the observation of teaching and the sharing of practice. 

We are particularly keen to reflect the diverse nature of our student community in our staff; we welcome applications from all qualified applicants and strongly believe that diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact to our whole school community.

Potential candidates would be most welcome to visit the school prior to applying or have an informal conversation with the Mrs Coe, Head of Geography and if you would like to do so, please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Rachel Gilding.  Please note that the school is closed for half-term holiday Monday 19 to Friday 23 February.

The job description, person specification and application documents may be downloaded from the school’s website or alternatively please contact Mrs R Gilding, Headteacher’s PA on 01246 201191 (ext 2011) or e-mail

CVs will not be accepted - applications must be made using the school’s application form.

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible. 

Closing date for applications: 10.00 am on 29 February 2024

Interviews to be held: week commencing 4 March 2024

St Mary's Catholic High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


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