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Required 1 September 2016
Due to expansion of the department, we are looking to appoint a part time Teacher of Geology, Geography and Environmental Science. A passion to motivate and engage post-16 learners within these popular subjects is essential. The department has a committed team of teachers and you will be actively encouraged to contribute new ideas for teaching and the learning experience of our students.
The salary will be on the Sixth Form Colleges’ Main Teachers’ Pay Spine up to £37,984 per annum, (pro rata for Part Time Teachers).
An application form and job description can be;
downloaded below
email Caroline Adamson on
requested by telephoning the recruitment line 01491 634222
Please note that consideration will only be given to those applications received on The HENLEY College application form. Applications to be received by 10 am on Monday 27 June 2016.
The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

General Discussion / Re: LEDC Coastal Erosion / Flooding SDME
« on: May 02, 2016, 12:21:27 PM »
Keta in Ghana is great for coastal erosion - email me if you'd like more

General Discussion / Re: A2 Conflicts and Challenges
« on: January 12, 2016, 09:18:13 PM »
I think you could but will you have enough material for these types of essays-

June 2010 Analyse the reasons for separatism within and/or across national boundaries, and discuss its consequences. (40 marks)
June 13 Discuss the issues that separatism has brought to different areas of the world. (40 marks)

We do Kurds; tried tested safe (for the last year of syllabus) but I applaud your innovation

General Discussion / Re: New A Level - Fieldwork Advice
« on: January 12, 2016, 09:05:29 PM »
We too have been considering our options and with 3 teachers and (fingers crossed) 80 year 12 students we cannot keep taking single
days out as it interrupts too many other classes, so a 4 day residential is our probable solution, and the write up in the summer term following AS exams for those who continue on. If we drop the AS exam after a year we will need to seriously reconsider. Still in discussion. We also have Geology (4 days) to consider the following year. Looks like our optional Overseas trip is gone too....

General Discussion / Re: New Job In January - AQA A Level Geography Advice
« on: December 22, 2015, 11:27:44 PM »
Have you found the AQA Geography ning?

You'll need to join but there are heaps of resources shared on there

General Discussion / Re: QUIZ
« on: December 12, 2015, 09:05:21 AM »
Brilliant thanks so much :)

General Discussion / Re: AQA A Level GEOG2/4A human fieldwork
« on: May 25, 2015, 12:31:41 PM »
I strongly recommend the AQA geography ning
Most people seem to do Rivers, we do Rivers and Sand dunes- and prefer the data produced for use in the write up. Having just looked at the thread on the AQA ning some smaller centres seem to enjoy using  Juniper Hall FSC-  settlement comparison Dorking to surrounding villages- it might be useful to consider that? Also you can get census data/ outline maps in advance of the fieldtrip which would be useful.

General Discussion / Re: Had to share- Y7 exam answer
« on: May 25, 2015, 12:24:15 PM »
A watershed is a shed where water is stored

I usually have success on xtreme papers

It's under construction as I write, but perhaps try later today?
Good luck :)

General Discussion / Re: Disparities of wealth
« on: January 22, 2015, 07:08:56 AM »
Great find thanks for sharing

General Discussion / Re: Christmas quiz 2014
« on: December 11, 2014, 11:04:45 PM »
Fab thanks for all your hard work and Happy Christmas

General Discussion / Re: Sixth from open evening
« on: November 17, 2014, 12:08:01 AM »
We put all the information in a colourful handout, get in students and let them answer any questions. Voice saving

General Discussion / Multicultural London
« on: August 21, 2014, 04:31:58 PM »

Map showing data from census
It is slightly misleading when they say'14 boroughs have second languages from within the EU', because I suspect most of the Spanish and Portuguese speakers south of the river are from South America.
The article also expressed surprise about Nepalese in Greenwich but perhaps this is connected with the ghurkas and the Woolwich barracks

General Discussion / Re: Student voice
« on: July 06, 2014, 09:01:24 AM »
Hi we have the following standard questions for annual observations
Examples of questions that observers can use in their discussions with students:
?   Was this a typical lesson?
?   Did you find today's lesson interesting/engaging – did you learn something new?
?   Did you understand what you needed to do during the lesson (or in a specific task)?
?   Did you make progress today - are you being challenged/stretched?
?   How much work are you given to complete outside of class?
?   When you hand in work, is it returned promptly with appropriate guidance/feedback?
?   Does the feedback tell you how to improve?
?   Do you feel you have been well prepared for course work/assessments/examinations?
?   How might your learning experience be improved?
Plus an annual student survey for every subject and every student has to indicate if they:

Strongly agree / agree/ neither agree nor disagree/ disagree/ strongly disagree

1. I am given clear guidance of what is expected of me to succeed.
2. One-to-one support and direction from my teachers is useful.
3. The course/subject is well planned and organised.
4. There is a good range of teaching and learning methods.
5. In general, the quality of teaching on my course is very good.
6. My lessons start at the designated time.
7. Teachers are approachable and helpful.
8. Handouts and learning materials are clear and useful.
9. I feel safe at college.
10. I am treated fairly by my teachers.
11. Teachers provide clear instructions for coursework, assignments and revision.
12. I receive prompt feedback on set assignments.
13. Feedback on written work helps me to improve.
14. The classrooms and teaching areas provide a good learning environment.
15. Overall, I would recommend the course to a friend.

Also we have focus groups,
Hope this is what you are looking for

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