Have you got what it takes to teach A Level Psychology
Step Teachers is looking to assist one of our partner schools in recruiting for the above post.
The school currently sits in the top 20 State Schools in the Country and is recognised as the highest performing State School in the East of England, this is backed up by its most recent Ofsted review which rated them as outstanding in both Education and Boarding inspections
The school is seeking to appoint a well-qualified and enthusiastic Psychology teacher to join their successful Social Sciences Department to teach A Level over 31 hours per week.
If you are an outstanding teacher, or a new teacher aspiring to excellence, then this is the ideal school for you.
- Personal Qualities. The School encourages the following personal qualities in its Teachers:
- Be an innovative, independent thinker with the capacity for strategic thinking;
- Be creative and proactive in finding solutions;
- Be flexible and adaptive to changing needs and priorities;
- Be resilient, calm and tenacious under pressure;
- Be insightful and analytical with good problem-solving skills;
- Have excellent communication skills and evidence of being able to build and sustain effective working relationships with staff, students, parents and the wider community;
- Be a self-reflective practitioner who always seeks to improve;
- See the ‘big picture’ in relation to whole school priorities & improvement;
- Able to reason their educational philosophy, in tune with the school ethos;
- Be willing to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the school ;
- Possess a sense of humour;
- Have the ability to inspire and enthuse staff and students about their subject;
- Be highly self-motivated, able to energise and motivate others;
- Be insightful and understanding of national, international and research developments relevant to teaching and learning in their subject.
Professional Competence. Teachers should have the following professional competences, or in the case of newly qualified teachers, be willing to develop the following competences:
- Be an Outstanding Teacher (or have the potential to be) with evidence of impact on student outcomes and a proven track record of total commitment to helping every student achieve their very best and make progress;
- Have a strong understanding of what constitutes excellence in teaching and learning;
- Have a keen understanding of data and be able to analyse patterns in performance over time;
- Be a positive role model for students and staff on a day-to-day basis;
- Collaborate effectively with staff, parents/carers and students;
- Liaise and work with partner schools, HEIs, Examination Boards and other relevant external agencies in the pursuit of continued improvement;
- Excite and engage visitors about the school at Open Evenings and all other events;
- Have very high expectations of the learning of all students at all times;
The teacher will be responsible to the Head Teacher, through the Head of Psychology, for teaching classes in the school using their skills, experience and best endeavours and in accordance with Teachers’ Standards. They will abide by the Code of Conduct for Staff and Volunteers. A contribution to the wider life of the school is an expectation of all staff, for example by supporting the extra-curricular activities within the Psychology Department.
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.
A non-exhaustive list of specific responsibilities for the role is below and you will be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities as may reasonably be required
- Plan and deliver good/outstanding lessons for all abilities;
- Monitor progress of the students in your classes and be prepared to provide evidence of both impact and progress;
- Liaise with the SEN department to ensure appropriate support is given to all students;
- Be willing to share teaching strategies and resources and deliver CPD within the department/school;
- Contribute towards the wider college community;
- Be a Tutor and play an active role in House-based tutor activities;
- Participate in the staff performance management and appraisal process;
- Participate in, and where appropriate, contribute to the College programme of Continuing Professional Development.