Head of Psychology, Camden

Closing date:Expiring today

South Hampstead High SchoolCamden

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: No

South Hampstead High School is seeking a committed and energetic Psychology practitioner with a strong record to lead a lively Psychology department for one year only to cover a period of maternity leave.  

You will lead and manage the Psychology department and teach A-level Psychology (AQA Specification) to Sixth Form students in both Year 12 and Year 13, promoting excellence in teaching and learning to ensure all pupils develop their potential and are equipped for life beyond school.

The members of the Psychology Department regularly discuss and employ a variety of teaching methods in order to meet the aim of encouraging the girls to feel engaged, challenged and supported in their studies. Students achieve very good results in Psychology. Last year 36% of students attained A* grades, 81% A*-A and 100% A*-B and we also usually have around 45% of our students going on to study Psychology further each year.

We welcome applications from experienced practitioners with the ability to lead and manage a team. Qualified teacher status is desirable but not essential. 

About the School

Working at South Hampstead is stimulating, challenging and fun. Pupils are intelligent and inquisitive, energetic and engaging. We offer competitive salaries, generous employee benefits – including opportunities for sabbaticals – and a warm, supportive environment. There is a strong emphasis on Continuous Professional Development and on supporting teachers to engage with leading education research.

The School is part of the GDST, the UK's leading network of independent girls' schools. We offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities
  • Training grants for qualifications
  • Generous pension schemes
  • Free life assurance benefit
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans
  • A Cycle to Work scheme
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

For further details and to apply please click the apply button.

Closing date: Monday 24th February 2020.  

Interviews: Monday 9th March 2020.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post.

More about South Hampstead High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Senior School, 3 Maresfield Gardens, London, NW3 5SS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 7435 2899
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South Hampstead High School provides an excellent academic education, fostering individuality, creativity, intellectual rigour and enthusiasm.

In school, out of school and when they leave school, we want pupils to have the courage to make a difference...