Teacher of Psychology (Maternity Cover)

Thomas Gainsborough School

A Level Teacher of Psychology (Maternity Cover)

Start Date: 01 November 2021

Salary: MPR 1-6 (FTE £25,714-£36,961 / actual £15,428-£22,176 per annum) (UPS considered for the right candidate)

Contract Term: Temporary (Maternity Cover)

Contract type: part time, 0.6 FTE (19.5 hours per week)

Thomas Gainsborough School and Sixth Form is a consistently high performing, well resourced, and truly comprehensive 11-18 school, with a firm belief in excellence for each and every student, with high expectations for success, placing students at the heart of their curriculum.

As a popular and successful school we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hard-working Teacher of A Level Psychology.

For this role there will be a companion teacher working two days a week, the scheme of work and resources are well established. The course we deliver is AQA. The teaching groups will be shared with the existing teacher.

We also have a separate Sixth Form centre for our thriving Key Stage 5 students. The number of students choosing to join us at age 16 from other providers continues to grow, leading to us increasing our range of courses and number of Key Stage 5 teachers. This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher, at any stage of their career, with a passion for psychology to develop their teaching and continue their career progression.

Our Sixth Form teaching and leadership team is experienced, very supportive and expectations for students are high.

We continue to invest in high quality professional development and provide a range of employee benefits. We are closely linked to the Unity Research School and lead the way in many local and national initiatives including being an EdTech Demonstrator School and an ArtsMark platinum school. We provide excellent care and support for our staff and students. There are Lead Practitioners within the school to support colleagues in continually improving their practice. We also regularly welcome trainee teachers and are a hub for local professional development and the dissemination of research.

The school and Sixth Form centre is located just south of Sudbury in Suffolk and is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of teaching Psychology
  • Is committed to high standards and ensuring that all groups of students make progress
  • Is willing to work flexibly
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is able to solve problems and be proactive
  • Has an excellent sense of humour

If you would like to visit the school in preparation for making an application, or would like to speak to someone about this exciting opportunity, then please contact Mrs K Fuller (Headteacher’s PA), kfuller@tgschool.net, 01787 375232. You can find out more about this opportunity and our thriving community at www.tgschool.net

Many of our staff work flexibly in different ways including part-time working. For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours of flexible start and end times. Please talk to us at the interview stage about the flexibility you would like and we will explore what’s possible for this role.

The interview process will be well supported to be personal, fair and flexible and is likely to be conducted on site in line with our current risk assessment.

Closing Date: 09:00am, Monday 21 June 2021

Interviews: W/C 28th June 2021

If you are a current employee of Unity Schools Partnership, please use the following link to apply  https://candidate.unitysp-careers.co.uk/138403INT

Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the advertised date.

Unity Schools Partnership is committed to safer recruitment, equal opportunities, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required. 

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