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Primary curriculum – writing for the GA and Oak National Academy

The Geographical Association (GA) is working with Oak National Academy to produce high-quality, free and fully optional primary geography resources for schools.

We are looking for enthusiastic and organised teachers who can produce creative and engaging geography curriculum resources for KS1 and KS2.

 

About the role

If you are looking for a full-time writing role, from February to May, this could be for you (applicants who are available part-time will be considered). This is an opportunity to be part of a team creating high-quality geography curriculum materials for primary teachers. It is a fast-paced project and you will be producing lessons, supporting resources and videos across KS1 and KS2.

The role will involve creating lessons and associated resources to support the curriculum developed by the GA for Oak. Lesson materials to be created include:

  • slide decks – with explanations aligned to the lesson outcome and key learning points, checks for understanding, practice tasks and new vocabulary
  • practice tasks and answers for pupils
  • quizzes checking prior knowledge and for end-of-lesson assessment
  • a video of the completed lesson
  • responding to feedback from the GA and Oak reviewers, making required amendments in a timely manner.

Fee: fees will be paid to authors on a per-unit basis

In addition you will need to be available to attend Oak meetings and training as required.

 

About you

This role offers an exciting opportunity for someone to develop their skills in creating engaging, quality classroom resources to support teachers of primary geography. It is essential that you:

  • have Qualified Teacher Status
  • have a proven track record as a primary teacher and have experience in creating geography resources
  • are an excellent communicator who is able to build good working relationships with a range of people
  • can produce resources to the schedule deadlines set by the GA
  • have at least two full days a week (Monday to Friday), available for resource creation.

 

About the GA

The GA is the leading subject association for teachers of geography. As a registered charity our mission is to ‘further geographical knowledge and understanding through education’.

The Association is a lively community of practice with over a century of innovation behind it and an unrivalled understanding of geography teaching. We are a membership organisation and our members include primary and secondary teachers, trainee teachers, teacher educators, etc.

The GA is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all interested and suitably experienced people, and particularly welcome applicants from UK minority backgrounds. Please also view our Equal Opportunities and Inclusion Policy on this page.

 

How to apply

Please email outlining your suitability for this role, and send an example of a lesson that you have written (with any supporting information needed for it, e.g. lesson plan, additional resources) to Elaine Anderson (eanderson@geography.org.uk), Geographical Association, 160 Solly Street, Sheffield, S1 4BF.

If you have any questions about the role please contact Elaine Anderson, Head of Publishing for the GA.

There is an open deadline for these roles and the advert will be closed when the positions are filled.

The GA does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies.

 

Process

There will be online interviews.