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Teacher of Psychology 1 Year Fixed Contract - Maternity

Borden Grammar School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-4527-295T
  • Posted:28/03/2023
  • Pay:MPS/ UPS
  • Start Date:1 September 2023
  • App Close Date:21/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:To be confirmed


Part-Time Teacher of Psychology MPS/UPS

Maternity Cover starting 1 September 2023

1 year fixed contract - Part time preferred/Full Time considered

Information for Applicants:

Would you like to work in a “harmonious community” where “pupils are keen to learn and respectful to all”? (Ofsted, November 2021). Would you like to work at a forward thinking Grammar School providing students an opportunity to improve their life chances? If so, then Borden may be the school for you. At Borden we are committed to providing students in Swale every opportunity to improve their life chances. 

We are seeking an inspiring and dynamic part-time teacher to teach Psychology to KS5 students as maternity cover for 1 year starting in September 2023. Psychology is a highly successful and popular Sixth Form option.  Applications are invited from creative and ambitious professionals with leadership potential who can make a substantial impact on our continuous improvement.

This is a role for an enthusiastic teacher with strong subject knowledge, and a love of learning, who is committed to achieving high standards in all areas of school life. You will be joining a strong team of specialists, focused on pedagogical improvement and passionate about creating a love for their subject. The successful candidate should be confident that Borden is an exciting and supportive place to work.

Application process: Whilst the closing date is 12.00pm on Friday 21st April the school reserves the right to consider the merit of early applications and close the advert sooner if required. If you would like to apply please return a fully completed application form (leaving no gaps in employment) to Ms Bateman at lbateman@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk  or by post to the school address.  Please do not send a CV, however you may provide a covering letter as part of the application form.

Information about the school

Borden is a vibrant and purposeful grammar school for boys. The school is part of a thriving post-16 partnership and has female students in the Sixth Form. Borden provides a stimulating learning environment for its students and is committed to their protection and safety. Borden became an Academy in January 2012. Borden is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Borden values of kindness, creativity, resilience, courageousness and respect are underpinned by our strong belief in the importance of effort - “striving forward together”.

Borden Grammar is committed to:

• Challenging and inspiring our students to achieve their personal aspirations. • Encouraging the pursuit of excellence in academic, sporting and cultural spheres. • Providing a caring environment that enables our students to thrive socially and academically. • Maximising the advantage, that being a boys’ grammar school can bring to our students, our parents, our local community and beyond.

The school underwent successful Ofsted Inspections in November 2016 and November 2021. The inspectors concluded that:

• All staff share the Headteacher’s ambitious vision which focuses on the achievement of every student within a highly supportive and harmonious community. • Parents, staff and students are exceptionally positive about the standards of behaviour and safety in the school. • Students arrive at their lessons hungry to learn and engage enthusiastically with classroom activities. • The relationship between teachers and students is a particularly strong feature of the school and helps to ensure that there is an exceptionally positive climate for learning.

Benefits of Working at Borden Grammar School

We care about our staff's personal and professional wellbeing and are pleased to offer the following benefits:

● Benenden Healthcare paid for by the school ● Counselling and mental wellbeing support service ● Cycle to work scheme ● Free and adequate parking for all staff ● Free flu jabs ● Therapy dog ● Wellbeing charter signatories with an active wellbeing committee ● No more than one directed meeting a week and early finishes before events. ● More than minimum PPA time provided to all teaching staff

GDPR UK Summary Notice:

Candidates should understand that when submitting their application form they are giving consent to the following: • All application forms and supporting statements are held on all candidates for six months and are shredded thereafter; • The successful candidate’s application and employment records will be kept for six years after their termination of employment; • Employees details are shared with appropriate third parties such as Teachers’ Pensions, Human Resources, etc.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs Kirsty Murphy
  • Address:Borden Grammar School, Avenue Of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 4DB
  • Telephone: 01795 424192
  • Email: kmurphy@bordengrammar.kent.sch.uk


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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.