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Head of Psychology

Head of Psychology

Chigwell School


  • Expired
Job type:
Full Time, Maternity Cover
Apply by:
26 January 2018

Job overview

Head of Psychology - (Maternity Cover/Full time)

Chigwell School is seeking a well-qualified, energetic and committed Head of Psychology to join our highly successful school from April 2018.

Psychology, although relatively recently introduced as an A level, has proved very popular and successful. The department has a large bank of resources. The syllabus taught is an interesting specification to deliver and Chigwell students are genuinely eager to learn. 

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have had experience in another maintained or independent school.  As Head of Department the successful candidate will have responsibility for the promotion of their subject, the organisation and teaching of the material and for ensuring the learning is positive and effective. 

Chigwell School offers a competitive salary and benefits package. In addition the School provides a supportive working environment. There is a well-developed programme of professional development, pupils are enthusiastic, co-operative and able, and colleagues get on well together. There is a strong sense of community.

We are located in the picturesque village of Chigwell just 10 miles from central London and on the Central Line. Close to the edge of Epping Forest, we enjoy over 100 acres of beautiful grounds. 

For further details on this position and an application form please visit the school website (Vacancies). 

Closing date: Friday 26th January 2018. Early applications are welcome.

Chigwell 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 must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and DBS.

Attached documents

About Chigwell School

Chigwell School is an independent, mixed, Church of England all-through day and boarding school for four to 19-year-olds,  located in Chigwell, Essex. The school has just over 1060 pupils.

The school can trace its history back to 1629, when it was founded originally as a boys’ school. It is run as an educational charity, overseen by a board of governors who are also trustees of that charity.


Mr Damian King

Values and vision

Chigwell School’s motto is: “aut viam inveniam aut faciam”, a Latin phrase which means literally, “Either I shall find a way or I will make one". In-keeping with this, the school wants its students to develop a “determined, independent spirit, taking responsibility for themselves, their relationships with others, and the world around us”.  

The school defines its mission as aiming to cultivate a learning community that aspires to excellence in all aspects of life, including: spiritual intellectual, moral, cultural, social and emotional aspects. 

Chigwell School aims to provide a rounded education in the broadest sense, encouraging pupils to develop and discover talents and interests across and beyond the curriculum in order to help them to play a full part in the life of the school, and go on to make a positive contribution to the world.

The school hopes to be a community in which pupils develop a love of learning and are challenged to think critically, and with creative curiosity, for themselves.

ISI report

“Pupils’ personal development is excellent throughout the school. They are tolerant and appreciate non-material aspects of life. Pupils display maturity and they respect others, regardless of background or personal characteristics. They have highly developed cultural awareness and a developed understanding of British characteristics.” 

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