Teacher of Psychology, Northamptonshire

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Huxlow Science CollegeNorthamptonshire

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Start date: 01 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Psychology

For September 2019

Salary: MPS/UPS

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: Monday 18 March 2019 @ 09:00

Interviews: Thursday 21 March or Friday 22 March 2019

2018 saw Huxlow beat the national figures for the number of students gaining a grade 4 or above in English and Maths and exceed the national average for achieving a grade 5 in English and Maths.  We had the highest number of grade 9s achieved by any school in the area and students at Huxlow made more progress than all other local schools.  This has strengthened our position on our journey to becoming an outstanding school.

This has strengthened our position on our journey to becoming an outstanding school. 

At KS5 Psychology benefits from the shared expertise of colleagues from across the TENC schools, providing opportunities for collaboration and partnership working. Outcomes at this level are very good, with many students going on to study the subject further at university.

We are a secondary school with a fantastic student body and dedicated and talented staff. You will join us at an exciting time as we continue our journey to become an outstanding academy.

Our vision for the school is to deliver outstanding education to our students, not only in terms of academic success, but by ensuring we develop the “whole child”.  In order to enjoy a successful adult life it is important that our students develop characteristics such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative, and communication.

If you are an experienced and effective Teacher of Psychology looking for an excellent team to progress your career or an NQT, this is an excellent opportunity.  We will commit to improving your pedagogy and you will enjoy working in a school where the students are hugely positive and keen to learn.  

We know that to realise our vision we need to attract, develop and reward our people. We are committed to the professional development and career progression of our employees.  

The successful candidate will:

Improve as a teacher through our tailored professional development programme (we run weekly training sessions that all staff have access to in addition to bespoke individual development)

Have opportunities for promotion (in a relatively small College new opportunities for leadership and personal development frequently arise)

Be supported by a performance management system that rewards excellence

Have access to national ground-breaking Psychology CPD

The essential qualities for the Teacher of Psychology include:

A qualified and effective classroom practitioner with experience of teaching KS4 & KS5

A commitment to, and a passion for, the teaching of Psychology

A commitment to developing their own pedagogy and that of others

A commitment to meeting all the requirements for safeguarding children

Effective organisation and communication skills

A commitment to Inclusion

How to apply

If you wish to join Huxlow Science College, please download our Application Form from our website http://www.huxlow.northants.sch.uk/join-us/staff/, apply online on TES or contact the College:

Tel: 01933 650496 e-mail: hr@huxlow.northants.sch.uk

Prospective applicants are very welcome to visit the college and meet staff and pupils.  If you are interested in visiting the College, please contact Karen Squires (HR Manager) on 01933 650496.

All completed applications should be sent FAO Karen Squires (HR Manager) to hr@huxlow.northants.sch.uk or to Huxlow Science College, Finedon Road, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 5TY.

Closing Date: Monday 18 March 2019 @ 09:00

Interviews: Thursday 21 March or Friday 22 March 2019

Equal Opportunities

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.


Huxlow Science College is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & young people and expects all staff & volunteers to share this commitment. Identity, Prohibition, Qualification,  Barred List, Enhanced DBS, Section 128, Overseas, Right to work, Reference,  Criminal Record and Medical Checks are essential for all applicable posts at the College.

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More about Huxlow Science College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Finedon Road, Irthlingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 5TY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1933 650496
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Huxlow Science College is a medium sized secondary school (11-18), located in Irthlingborough, East Northamptonshire.  We converted to Academy status in 2013.

We are progressing well on our journey to becoming an outstanding school.  2018 s...