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Head Of/Teacher Of Psychology - Full-time

Weald of Kent Grammar School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-4046-451T
  • Posted:14/05/2019
  • Pay:MPS/UPS+TLR2c
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:20/05/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Job Title: Head of / Teacher of Psychology Reports to: Senior Leadership Group

Team: Humanities Start date: September 2019

Grade: Main / Upper Pay Scale (plus TLR2C for Head of Department role)

This position is an excellent opportunity for an outstanding and inspirational Psychology teacher to join our exceptional team. The post will involve teaching Psychology at Key Stage 5.

This post would ideally suit a colleague who is looking for a challenge and wishes to work with highly motivated, extremely engaged, enthusiastic and able learners. If you are keen to develop further as a practitioner and wish to extend your repertoire of teaching and learning strategies, then Weald of Kent would be a perfect fit for you. In addition to the opportunities to develop your practice within the classroom, the school offers an extensive range of professional development support including a bespoke package for those interested in working towards their next career step.

Psychology is a very popular A Level option and there are currently three classes in Year 12 and two in Year 13. We fully expect this to continue. The department follows the AQA specification and is incredibly well resourced. Students very much engage with topics around attachment, memory and conformity. The course design fully prepares students for their further study of Psychology at university. The subject has the highest rate of students going on to study the subject at degree level in the school.

Psychology has its own classrooms located in the Humanities and English block. This is one of the school’s most recent builds and our learning environments are treated with respect by students and staff. The school has outstanding facilities including our brand-new Sports Hall which opened in May 2017.

Salary: MPS/UPS (plus TLR2C for Head of Department role)
Generous Pension Scheme (TP / LGPS) Health Care Cash Plan
Priority Admission for Staff Children Free On-Site Parking
Kent Reward Scheme Free refreshments

To request an application form, please call Hazel Baxter on 01273 729465 or email hazel.baxter@hays.com
Please include a 1-2 side of A4 application statement or letter of application. The communication should set out how your proven relevant experience relates to this role.

References may be taken up before being short-listed, please indicate on your application form if you have any objection to us contacting the referee prior to interview.

Closing date for applications: Monday 20 May 2019, 12pm
Interview day: To be confirmed
Interviews and appointments may be arranged where a suitable candidate is found prior to the closing date.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check will be carried out for the successful candidate.

Information about the school

Weald of Kent is a selective Girls Grammar School for 11-18 year olds with a roll of approximately 1600 students including our co-educational 6th 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 we are thrilled to have been given permission by the Secretary of State to expand and mirror what we deliver at our Tonbridge site in a brand new Annexe in Sevenoaks, which opened in September 2017. In addition to the exciting new facilities, we have also invested in our Tonbridge site which now has a state of the art Sports Hall and university style 6th Form Study Centre. Both sites are situated in beautiful rural settings with far reaching views across the Garden of England with excellent transport links.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mrs E Bone
  • Address:Tudeley Lane, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2JP
  • Telephone: (01732) 373500
  • Email: hr@wealdgs.org

Fax: (01732) 770536

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.