Teacher of Psychology (0.6 maternity cover), Birmingham

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King Edward VI High School for GirlsBirmingham

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The School

King Edward VI High School for Girls (KEHS) is one of the most successful girls’ schools in this country with outstanding academic results and a large programme of extra-curricular activity.  The School was founded in 1883 and counts the actress Lindsay Duncan and the BBC Correspondent Reeta Chakrabarti amongst its alumnae.  The School is an independent day school with 591 girls aged 11-18 and is part of the King Edward VI Foundation, which has nine schools in Birmingham. It is situated on a beautiful 50 acre campus in Edgbaston, which it shares with King Edward’s School.  It is only three miles from Birmingham city centre and has excellent transport access by road and rail (the University train station is only a 10 minute walk).   

Further details about the school can be found on the website, www.kehs.org.uk

The Post

We are looking to appoint a well qualified, enthusiastic graduate to teach Psychology (0.6) in the Sixth Form in this academically selective school. 

This is a one year maternity cover position from 1 January 2019. 

Management points may be available for a suitably qualified candidate. 

Early applications welcome.

The Psychology Department

Psychology is taught at A level, and we currently follow the new AQA specification, which was introduced in September 2015, with the first A level examinations being taken in 2017.

As a subject choice, Psychology has grown in popularity in recent years. The department currently has two groups in the Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth (Years 12 and 13). Psychology examination results are very good with 56% A*- B at A level in 2018, and 94% A* - B in 2017.

As a department, we aim to extend the students’ learning beyond the classroom and the specification, through trips, visits, and outside speakers. This academic year we shall be taking girls to an examination technique workshop run by Tutor2u, as well as arranging for a PhD student from Birmingham University to speak to Upper Sixth students on the topic of biological rhythms and sleep.

Application Procedure 

If you wish to be considered for this post, please complete an application form giving full details of your qualifications and experience and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two referees and send it, together with a letter to the Principal (no more than 2 sides of A4 please) outlining the reasons for your application, by 9am on Monday 24th September. Applications should be sent to recruitment@kes.org.uk

Interviews will take place provisionally on Thursday 27th September. As part of the interview process, we would like you to teach a class; further details will be sent to shortlisted candidates.   



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2UB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 121 472 1834
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King Edward VI High School for Girls is one of the country’s leading girls’ independent day schools, with a reputation for academic success and wide-ranging extra-curricular opportunities.  Rated ‘excellent’ by ISI in 201...