Teacher of Psychology, Surbiton

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Surbiton High Senior SchoolSurbiton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

To inspire, encourage and empower our students to achieve their very best in the subject of Psychology.  The position covers Key Stage 5.


Key Responsibilities:

  • To possess and maintain a deep and secure knowledge of your subject and the best practice pedagogy associated with its delivery
  • To create a challenging and stimulating classroom climate that will motivate pupils to learn, think independently, take risks, empathise with others, and perform to the best of their abilities
  • To support every pupil in their learning, making them feel included, secure and valued
  • To be consistent, fair and create an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect
  • To be aware of the learning needs of the pupils you teach and ensure that each pupil is given every opportunity to fulfil their potential
  • To monitor progress against prior attainment and employ effective intervention strategies when required
  • To follow the guidance and schemes of work provided by the Head of Department
  • To plan and deliver inspiring lessons
  • To undertake high quality preparation, marking and report writing, in line with School policy, so that pupils achieve the highest possible standards
  • To conduct yourself in an appropriate professional manner at all times, supporting and fostering the aims and safeguarding policies of the School
  • To be prepared to take on the role of Form Tutor, which will encompass academic, pastoral and administrative responsibilities. Tutors have oversight of their tutees’ general well-being and academic progress, and they are the first point of contact for parent
  • To contribute to the organisation and running of co-curricular and enrichment activities
  • To uphold the School’s code of conduct and the values of Surbiton High School
  • To maintain good order and discipline amongst pupils and be active in implementing the School’s policies for rewards and sanctions
  • To attend formal parents’ evenings and maintain effective communication with parents, as appropriate
  • To attend staff and departmental meetings, as required



The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:


  • Good Honours degree
  • A postgraduate teaching qualification including QTS, would be an advantage
  • Evidence of further relevant professional development
  • Ability to deliver inspiring lessons at A-level
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and support pupils and colleagues in a successful and dynamic school
  • Excellent organisational, administrative and ICT skills
  • A proven track record of delivering on academic performance
  • Experience of teaching A-level Psychology and preferably Edexcel 
  • Evidence of successful, inspiring and innovative teaching at all levels
  • Experience of collaborating with colleagues
  • Up-to-date knowledge of successful and innovative teaching and the latest curriculum developments and initiatives
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity and an ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality
  • Personal warmth to gain the confidence of pupils, staff and parents
  • Positive rapport with pupils
  • High standards of personal presence and presentation and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate concisely and sensitively, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences
  • A healthy sense of humour


Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process. For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email recruitment@surbitonhigh.com 

To Apply Please apply online by clicking on the following link: 

https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1551730?cid=1567

Closing date: 8:00am, Monday 25  March 2019

Interviews to be held on Monday 1 April 2019

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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 13-15 Surbiton Crescent, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2JT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8546 5245
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