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Teacher of Psychology (0.2 or 0.4 FTE) - Part-time

Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-4046-787T
  • Posted:11/06/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:1 September 2024
  • App Close Date:24/06/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Friday 28 June 2024


The Psychology team at Weald work closely with the Sociology team, with some teachers working across both subjects. We are a dedicated team of specialists with a variety of experience, who are supportive of each other’s wellbeing and work life balance. We are passionate about using a range of engaging and effective formative assessment techniques and collaborate regularly as a department to drive our practice forwards and support and challenge each other.

We aim to support and promote the development of our students into independent learners who can think creatively in order to reach their full potential and to achieve outstanding results, and this includes running a super-curricular calendar of opportunities to engage with psychology professionals and universities. We pride ourselves on constantly looking to push the boundaries, ever looking for new ways to enhance the learning experience of our students.

We are keen to try new things, to learn from others and constantly reflect on our practice to ensure the experience we provide meets the needs of our learners and prepares them to question, to challenge and be challenged, to enjoy and to succeed both at Weald and beyond. As such we are delighted that so many of our students go on to read subjects closely related to the discipline. We currently deliver the Schizophrenia, Relationships and Development and Forensic Psychology options during Year 13, and these are reviewed annually. 


Application Closing Date: Monday 24 June 2024, 9am

Shortlist Interview Date: Friday 28 June 2024


Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process. 


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post. As this role involves 'regulated activity' with children the successful applicant will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure application. Employment will be conditional upon the College being satisfied with the result of the Enhanced DBS check and the outcome of all other checks. 

The School will also carry out a check of the Children's Barred List on the successful applicant. Applicants should be aware that it is unlawful for the School to employ anyone to work with children if they are barred from doing so, and it is a criminal offence for a person to apply to work with children if they are barred from doing so. 

This role is also exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask shortlisted applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children. 

Information about the school

Weald of Kent is a selective Girls’ Grammar School for 11-18 year olds with a roll of approximately 2000 students including our co-educational Sixth Form. The school is one of the highest performing schools in the country. We aspire to excel at everything we do. Owing to our continued success were thrilled to have been given permission by the Secretary of State to expand and mirror what we deliver at our Tonbridge campus in a campus at Sevenoaks, which opened in September 2017. In addition to the exciting new facilities, we have also invested in our Tonbridge campus which now has a state of the art Sports Hall and university style Sixth Form Study Centre. A new science block and new English classrooms have been built this year. Both campuses are situated in beautiful rural settings with far reaching views across the Garden of England with excellent transport links.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Human Resources
  • Address:Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2JP
  • Telephone: 01732373500
  • Email: hr@wealdgs.org

Fax: 01732373500


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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.