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Head of Psychology - Full-time

Valley Park School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-4249-611T
  • Posted:18/05/2022
  • Pay:VIAT MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:1 September 2022
  • App Close Date:26/05/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBA

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Head of Psychology 

Closing date:      26 May 2022

Start date:          September 2022

Interviews:         tbc 

Pay scale:            MPS/UPS + TLR 2-1

Our ref:                VPS1205

 

Valley Park School reserves the right to appoint before the closing date.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All Posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Are you the outstanding colleague for whom we are looking?  Are you….

  • An experienced or aspiring curriculum leader?
  • An outstanding Psychology teacher?
  • Passionate about teaching and learning?
  • Always striving for excellence in student outcomes and pastoral care?
  • An advocate of all students feeling valued, safe and happy?
  • Committed to making the best provision for all students?

Valley Park School (Maidstone, Kent) is both a very highly respected and over-subscribed school and we are able to offer an exciting opportunity for you to join us as Head of Department of Psychology from September 2022. Valley Park School has been designated Good by Ofsted and so the right candidate will help to drive the department towards the school’s vision of academic and pastoral excellence.

This is a role for a committed and motivated professional who would like to work in a school that provides a wealth of opportunities for both its students and staff. We have a strong ethos at Valley Park School and we are looking for a visionary team-worker who would fit into our established workforce.  This post is suitable for an outstanding and experienced teacher, or for a teacher with the ambition to take their first step into curriculum leadership; prior experience will be discussed further at interview.

Come and join our dedicated team of professionals who are always willing to support new staff in the best interests of our students. Our school continually evolves in our drive for excellence; we aspire to provide excellent academic results alongside excellent pastoral care. Collaboration with like-minded colleagues across our Multi-Academy Trust (VIAT) is also available to provide: networking, support, quality assurance and friendship. If you think you would thrive in this environment we want to meet you.

If you are interested in this role, please download the application form and send your completed application, along with a personal statement, to recruitment@valleypark.viat.org.uk .

Information about the school

Valley Park School is a thriving community in the heart of Maidstone, comprising approximately 1600 students across years 7 to 13.

We have a specialism in the Creative and Performing Arts. Ofsted in their visit in March 2020, noted that students “conduct themselves with maturity” and “work hard in their lessons, always trying their best.” We are seeking a passionate teacher to join us on the next stage of our journey.

The Valley Invicta Academies Trust is a Multi Academy Trust, based in Maidstone, Kent. The Trust is a family of primary and secondary schools which work in partnership to provide nothing less than outstanding education for all our young people. Presently the Trust is responsible for five primary schools and four secondary schools:

VIAT Primary Schools Valley Invicta Primary School at Aylesford, Valley Invicta Primary School at Holborough Lakes, Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill, Valley Invicta Primary School at Leybourne Chase and Valley Invicta Primary School at East Borough.

VIAT Secondary Schools Invicta Grammar School, Valley Park School, The Lenham School and School of Science and Technology Maidstone.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).