We are looking to appoint a part time Teacher of Psychology at Bullers Wood School. This post is available in Spetember 2019 and offers an exciting opportunity to join an enthusiastic staff and very supportive department whose members are committed to making a real difference. The school was last fully inspected by Ofsted in May 2011 and we were awarded outstanding. We are very proud of our achieveemnts and for the last 4 years we have been congratulated by the Minister of State for Schools on our achievements at GCSE level placing us in the top 100 for pupils achieving the English Bacalaureate. we have regularly been in the top 10% nationally(out of over 2,500 schools and colleges) for our A level performance assessed by ALPS.
The succesful candidate will join Bullers Wood at an exciting time as September 2018 saw the opening of a new secondary free school, Bullers Wood School for Boys. This coincides withe the establishment of the Bullers Wood Multi Academy Trust leading to opportunities for enhanced professional and career development for colleagues wioking within the Trust.
The Psychology Department currently consists of a Head of Subject, working alongside one other part-time member of staff, delivering a two-year A Level programme within six 50 minute lessons in year 12 and five 50 minute lessons in year 13.
Resources for and Teaching of Psychology at Bullers Wood
The Psychology Department follows the AQA specification, with the Aggression, Relationships and Schizophrenia options currently being taught in the second year of the course.
Psychology is mainly taught in the Sixth Form Centre and is a popular subject, with three teaching groups in year twelve and two groups in year thirteen; although it is anticipated that this will move to three classes in each year group from September. The classrooms are fully equipped with interactive whiteboards, which are used extensively in the delivery of lessons.
The Psychology Department is well resourced and is committed to continuously evolving in its pedagogy. The core texts used are from the Illuminate Publishing series ‘AQA Psychology for A Level’ by Flanagan, Berry, Jarvis and Liddle. The department strongly encourages independent learning and students have access to a range of self-study materials on the VLE to enable them to take responsibility for their own learning journey and to develop to their full potential.
Psychology is a dynamic and exciting subject and this is reflected in the delivery of the course. The successful candidate will be expected to incorporate a variety of teaching and learning styles into their lessons, employ differentiated activities and use engaging resources in order to maintain outstanding teaching and learning provision of this subject at Bullers Wood School