Post Title: Head of Psychology
School: Trinity Church of England School, Belvedere
Hours/Percentage of Week: 80% (possibility to be 100% from September 2019)
Grade: Outer London Teacher’s Pay Scales & TLR2a
Post Start Date: January 2019
Closing Date for Applications: Wednesday 31st October 2018
(Exceptional candidates will be considered as soon as an application is received)
Trinity School is a dynamic, forward thinking and oversubscribed mixed Church of England learning community for
pupils aged 11-18. Teaching is motivating and fun, and learning opportunities are not confined to the classroom; we offer a range of educational opportunities for all our pupils. We seek to challenge our pupils’ perceptions and aim to equip them with the skills to be independent and resilient learners. The school is a member of the Trinitas Academy Trust, a collaboration of one secondary school and five primary schools.
We are looking for a dedicated, well qualified and enthusiastic teacher of Psychology to lead this popular and highly successful department. Psychology is well established at GCSE and A level and you will be required to lead a small team in the successful planning and delivery of these qualifications enabling all pupils to achieve. As part of your role you will be responsible for the monitoring of pupil progress and the promotion of the department to pupils choosing options at GCSE and A level.
What you will need to succeed:
Candidates must have a passion for the subject and a desire to educate pupils of all abilities. A successful candidate will be equipped with the knowledge and skills required to deliver both the GCSE and A Level courses and radiate creativity and enthusiasm in the classroom. You will have high expectations of yourself and the pupils, and demonstrate a flexible approach to working with other members of staff. You will be committed to improving the learning outcomes for all pupils in the school.
This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.
Trinity School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and all staff and volunteers are expected to share that commitment. Please note that the successful applicant will require an enhanced DBS check.
For further information about the school please visit the school website: www.trinity.bexley.sch.uk
Visits are encouraged - to arrange, please email HR@trinitasacademytrust.org
Please return a completed application form to Recruitment@trinitasacademytrust.org
References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.
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