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A-Level Psychology Teacher

Michaela Community SchoolBrent

Michaela Community School is an exciting and successful free school that opened in September 2014 in Wembley, and is rated Outstanding by Ofsted. You may have heard of us: our headmistress, Katharine Birbalsingh, is often in the news saying things that others find controversial but that we think are common sense. In 2019 (last set of national exams), progress 8 at Michaela was 5th in the country, and our GCSE results were exceptional (e.g. 27% of students achieved a grade 9 in maths). The ambition of our vibrant and energetic team is to transform the lives of all children, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Many of us are Teach First Ambassadors. Some of us are not. All of us want to change the world by showing that a child’s home circumstances don’t have to be a barrier to exceptional success.

We opened our highly academic Sixth Form in 2019 and last summer, 82% of our students left us for a Russell Group university, including Oxbridge, Imperial and LSE.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed promptly upon receipt of application. The closing date will be brought forward in the event that the post is filled.

To register your interest, please send a covering letter along with your CV to

Please include answers to these questions:

Which subject would you want to teach as your complementary subject to Psychology?

Why do you want to teach Psychology at Michaela?

How would you fit in with our unique ethos?

We are looking for an A-Level Psychology Teacher with exceptional subject knowledge. Psychology will be a new offer starting in September 2021. It is an exciting time to join a small and growing department. You will be required to teach an additional subject.

We are looking for a Psychology Teacher with a lot of personality, someone who wants to own their classroom and have vibrant and authentic relationships with their pupils. We want teachers who are conscientious, enjoy being with teenagers, and love to see kids succeed. Our children work hard in lessons and at home, driven by their teachers’ ambitious expectations of them. Our excellent behaviour systems allow teachers to be themselves, and be as innovative as they like.

You will get the chance to really think about what makes for great teaching. You will also become a better teacher…even if you think you are an ‘old hand’! Our behaviour systems are so consistently well-managed that, instead of worrying about low-level disruption, you are able to try out what works best for the pupils you are teaching. The relationships you can forge with pupils are exceptional.

There will be a lot of opportunities for promotion, and we invest in the development of our people. If you have heard of Michaela and feel a little intimidated, don’t be! There are a variety of people who teach here, all of them friendly and welcoming. Don’t think you are not good enough. We would love to hear from you. You have nothing to lose by sending us your CV.

There is no other school in the country like Michaela. Check out our website and watch some interviews with new staff on their experiences joining Michaela here:

We are 30 seconds from Wembley Park tube, accessible by both the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines. This means we are 20-30 minutes away from Bond Street or Kings Cross!

At Michaela teachers are paid using the teacher inner London pay scales.

Michaela Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will need to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS and/or provide police checks from other countries, where appropriate. Michaela Community School is an equal opportunities employer.

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