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Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist

Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)


  • Expired
£40,000 - £50,000 (depending on experience)
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
11 December 2017

Job overview

About KAA   

KAA is a growing 11-18 academy. In our first three years we have built a school which has the very highest standards, both in terms of academic teaching and life beyond the classroom. We now have 720 students in Years 7, 8, 9, 10, and 200 in Y12 & 13. Our school is heavily oversubscribed at both Year 7 and Sixth Form. 

At KAA we are building a school which has the very highest standards - both in terms of academic teaching and life beyond the classroom. In July 2014 the Department of Education reported we are “one of the best new academies they had ever seen” in terms of our planning and curriculum development. In November of that year we were inspected by Miriam Rosen, former HMCI, who wrote “the academy has made a remarkable start and is already securing highly positive outcomes for students.” We look forward to our first full Ofsted inspection in due course and aim to achieve ‘outstanding’ in all areas.

The Role

We are recruiting for a clinical psychologist as part of the expansion of our therapy team following the fire at Grenfell tower in June 2017.  

Key responsibilities:

· Carry out risk assessments on children and young people, and work under the management of the Assistant Principal-Inclusion and in collaboration with senior clinicians to manage these situations effectively 

· Provide a specialised clinical psychology service to clients of the team, across all sectors of care; providing highly specialist psychological assessment, therapy and group work at the same time as offering advice and consultation on clients’ psychological care to non-psychologist colleagues and to other, non-professional carers, working autonomously within professional guidelines.

· Consulting with teachers and parents and developing models of both long-term and short-term support

· Supporting the academy leadership to make evidence-based decisions about the best models and provisions for affected students

· Working strategically and systemically with the school to design and implement systems and processes to manage the increased and complex profile of need

· Supporting the academy in planning the move back to our original site

· Supporting the academy management to develop its internal systems for therapy referral, assessment and provision

· Line management responsibility for our in-house therapists, directly employed by the school.

· Opportunity for multi-agency working and liaison with specialist therapeutic support services (CAMHS, Place2be, Educational Psychology, MIND etc.)

· Help the school to think creatively about ways to build resilience and support wellbeing for staff, students and families.

· Carry out clinical assessments of young peoples’ needs, and support the school and local agencies to allocate the right level of support 

· To work as an autonomous professional within BPS and HCPC guidelines and codes of conduct, and guided by principles and policies or procedures of the service, taking responsibility for interpreting policies within defined parameters. 

· To agree outcomes/results with your line managers and to decide how they are best achieved. 

Deadline: Apply by 9 am Monday 11th December 2017

Please send your completed application form to Lavinia Baboi at

Please also complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form using the following link: 

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. The post holder must be committed to safeguarding the welfare of children.

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About Kensington Aldridge Academy (KAA)

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea is a fantastic place to work. KAA is situated near Portobello Road, full of great shops, restaurants and bars. The school is part of the inspiring new £66 million pound Kensington Academy and Leisure Centre campus. All academy employees benefit from discounted membership at the leisure centre. KAA is located in the heart of West London with excellent access to the tube network (Central, Hammersmith & City and Overground lines) as well as many bus routes. 

Judged by the DfE to be “one of the best new academies we have ever seen”, KAA is an exemplary start-up school in which all teachers can flourish. Teachers receive intensive training and support and benefit from personalised coaching and mentoring.

KAA has secured prestigious partnerships with a number of high profile educational organisations. We work closely with our partner schools Godolphin & Latymer and Charterhouse, and our performing arts partners LAMDA and the Royal Academy of Dance. We are also a member of the Prince’s Teaching Institute. 

Recruitment and development of exceptional teachers will always be the first priority of our school. The much quoted 2007 McKinsey report into effective education systems concluded, “no education system can exceed the quality of its teachers.” Of course, the same is true of any school. At KAA, teaching and learning is our core business, and we focus continually on improving our classroom practice. Our internal training, coaching, mentoring and lesson observation systems are of a national standard. So, whether you are at the start of your teaching career, or someone with many years of experience in the classroom, if you come and work for us you will be given professional development opportunities which are second to none. This means you will need to be reflective, open and committed to your ongoing development. “At KAA we are all learners” is one of our mantras. 

This is a unique opportunity to be part of the growth of our school as we are joined by our second cohort of sixth formers. Our Sixth Form opened in September 2016 and offers students an experience that is totally unique in the state sector. No other school can boast the incredible facilities, elite partnerships, and expert teaching which we have here at KAA. As we continue to grow, our staff have also been able to grow and access new opportunities to further progress their career. 

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