Teacher of Psychology, Barking

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Eastbury Community SchoolBarking
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Start date: July (NQT) September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS Incorporating Inner London Allowance
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


July (NQT) /September  2018


MPS incorporating Inner London Allowance 

 Roll 1800 (Oversubscribed)

Excellent opportunity for an inspirational teacher, in a successful, well ordered, and inclusive 3-19 all through school. We are at the heart of an ethnically diverse community in London East, an area undergoing significant regeneration and building affordable homes.   We have just celebrated record breaking public examination results in 2017 with many pupils achieving top grades at both GCSE and A level.  

We foster a collaborative culture where talented individuals are empowered to produce their best work in brand new purpose built accommodation. 

 The school is located less than 10 minutes’ walk from Barking tube and mainline station (25 minutes from Liverpool Street station) and is easily accessible by road.  

We are seeking a well-qualified and ambitious professional who is motivated to make a difference to the life chances of young people. The post would suit a team player who is committed to the happiness, well-being, self-esteem and progress of everyone at the school. The ability or desire to teach in our primary phase would be an advantage but is not essential.   

  We have the highest expectations of everyone and can offer  

 • Highly aspirational pupils who are eager to learn

 • A highly supportive school in which teaching and learning is the key priority, and staff are provided with the time and coaching needed to be successful.

 • Career development (Leadership / Lead practitioner training for exceptional candidates after 2 years in post)

 • Access to the LBBD affordable quality housing scheme.

 • Visit and tour of school prior to final application 

 • Lead practitioner available for suitably qualified candidates  

The Psychology department at Eastbury is an outstanding department where A-level results have repeatedly been in the top 10% of the country, with 100% A*-C last year. Due to this ongoing success, Psychology has become a popular subject where intake, as well as achievement, is high. The department currently offers A Level and AS courses and is introducing Psychology GCSE in September 2018, providing a successful candidate with numerous career opportunities and professional development.  Psychology lessons put an emphasis on active learning where students are responsible for their own academic development. The students regularly take part in a range of activities which allow them to demonstrate they have understood complex concepts by presenting them in a different format. They also practise application and evaluation skills every lesson with structure and support given to them by their teacher. Assessment also plays a fundamental role within lessons with a focus on feedback that promotes progression amongst all students. The department is well organised, with high expectations, where all lessons and resources are exceptional and planned in a way that explicitly link to exam skill.   

The department is passionate about challenging students and providing them with opportunities to experience Psychology in a practical way. Links between the schools in the Southern Consortium have meant students have had a variety of experiences such as trips to Bethlam Royal Hospital, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Phobia clinic at London Zoo. Additionally, two of our students were selected to attend a Psychology Summer school where they did their own research and collected data from brain scanning. Finally, the department runs a very popular, annual ‘Brain Day’ where students get to witness a brain dissection and take part in workshops on neuropsychology. Alongside outstanding teaching, increasing the passion within our students for Psychology has been key to the department’s continual success. 

For full details of the post and an application form please visit the school website www.eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk and return the application form to the Headteacher’s PA, Karen Dunnell kdunnell@eastbury.bardaglea.org.uk. 

The closing date for applications is 22 March 2018 and interviews will be held on 29 March 2018.  Eastbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young  people. 

 We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks including enhanced DBS checks.  CVs are not acceptable and will not be considered.

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More about Eastbury Community School
Address: Hulse Avenue, Barking, Essex, IG11 9UW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 507 4500