Assistant Educational Psychologist, Chobham, Surrey

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Wishmore Cross AcademyChobham, Surrey

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,951 – £28,485 per annum
Contract term: Fixed Term

36 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

Wishmore Cross Academy, part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), is an ‘Outstanding’ (Ofsted 2015) residential special school in Chobham, Surrey, for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We can admit up to 80 boys and can offer up to 14 residential places (including extended days) on a flexible basis for up to 4 nights per week. The academy is situated within easy reach of the M25 and M3 and, although in Surrey, is very close to Berkshire and Hampshire.

We are looking for an Assistant Educational Psychologist to join the Academy team to support the Local Authority Educational Psychologist in developing person-centred, outcomes-focused planning for children and young people from 9-16 years old as outlined in the job description. You will have an honours degree in psychology recognised by the British Psychology Society and ideally have experience working with children in an educational setting.

The post will involve an induction programme, training opportunities, rewarding work with young people and professional supervision, providing excellent experience for Psychology graduates who are seeking to pursue further higher level training in Education Psychology.

We offer:

  • Well supported staff who are committed to driving high standards
  • A school that invest, not only in our students, but also our staff by providing regular CPD opportunities 
  • A leadership team who welcome fresh ideas, and see the retention of staff as a high priority

All applicants are encouraged to visit the academy prior to making an application.  To arrange, please contact Greg Moss on 01276 857555.

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of the AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be offered membership of a Health Cash Plan, Vehicle Affinity Scheme, Cycle2work, Childcare Vouchers and Westfield Rewards.

This is a fixed term position until July 2018 and is required as soon as possible. Interviews are scheduled to take place  toward the end of the week commencing 20 November 2017.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. 

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website for further details.

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More about Wishmore Cross Academy
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Alpha Road, Chobham, Woking, Surrey, GU24 8NE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1276 857 555
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Welcome to Wishmore Cross Academy and thank you for your interest in our Academy. Wishmore Cross Academy is based in Chobham, located close to both the M3 and M25 Motorways, in the north-west corner of Surrey.  The Academy draws pupils from a ra...