Head of Sociology & Psychology

The John Roan SchoolGreenwich

United Learning

The John Roan School is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

We believe that education should be a positive and transformational experience, regardless of ability or background. We are fully committed to raising achievement for everyone and have the highest expectations of all our students in every aspect of school life. Our vision is for students to be the best that they can be, and our role is to provide them with the platform to achieve this.

At The John Roan School we pledge to provide a rich, broad and varied education such that all students are able to make excellent progress whatever their starting points. In the seven years that students grow and develop with the school, they will experience a diverse curriculum and enrichment programme that stretches them academically and socially.

The role

The Head of Department takes a major role in ensuring that the programmes of study for Psychology and Sociology are designed to meet statutory requirements, provide appropriate pace and challenge for all students and include regular opportunities for assessment and review.  The Head of Department works to

• Ensure the smooth and effective running of the department on a day-to-day basis

• Support the leadership and delivery of a Department Improvement Plan that is an integral part of the School Improvement Plan

• Provide strong and inspirational leadership to the department

About You

Are you committed to getting the best outcomes for all students and promoting the ethos and values of the school, a creative and innovative thinker who is able to deliver rapid school improvement. 

You will have the ability to work under pressure and prioritise effectively with a ‘can do’ approach to work in school. We require you to be able to teach Psychology and Sociology A Levels.


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