Teacher of Psychology and Sociology, Whittlesey, Peterborough

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Sir Harry Smith Community CollegeWhittlesey, Peterborough
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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPR
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of Psychology and Sociology 

Required for September 2018

Sir Harry Smith Community College is an 11-18 Academy, proud of its traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and its standards of discipline and respect.  The College serves the market town of Whittlesey, seven miles outside Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.  

In November 2014, Ofsted graded Sir Harry Smith as a “Good school where students are proud of their school and behave with respect and consideration towards each other”. We pride ourselves on our sense of community and Ofsted recognised that the relationships between staff and students were positive.   

At GCSE, Sociology is a popular subject and in the summer of 2017 students achieved over 80% A*-C with the department in the top 10% of the country for student progress for Sociology. Results at A Level were strong in both Sociology and Psychology with 80% achieving grades A*-C in Psychology and 86% achieving A*-B in Sociology (over 50% A*-A).  

The Social Science Department is a dedicated, supportive and friendly team.  Our goal is not only to see every student achieve their best, but also thoroughly enjoy their learning.  We are looking for an enthusiastic practitioner of Psychology and Sociology, with the ability to teach both subjects at GCSE and A Level, who shares our ideals. We welcome applications from both experienced practitioners and NQTs who strive to always deliver high quality, enjoyable lessons.  The ability to teach Religious Education at Key Stage 3 would also be advantageous.   

We are looking for:

• Passion and professionalism.

• Enthusiasm and creativity. 

• Commitment and dedication.  

• Good classroom management skills. 

• Teamwork.  

• High expectations of yourself and students.

• Enjoyment in your teaching, wherever you are at in your career.  

We can offer you: 

• Students that are enthusiastic, appreciative and genuinely keen to learn. 

• Very supportive colleagues. 

• Outstanding accommodation and facilities. 

• Excellent professional development and guidance. 

• A wide variety of clubs, trips, events and opportunities. 

• A school committed to doing the best for its students.  

If you would like an information pack, please telephone Angela Shaw on 01733 703991 extension 203 or email     angela.shaw@sirharrysmith.cambs.sch.uk     Alternatively, to download an information pack, please visit our website     www.sirharrysmith.cambs.sch.uk        

For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact James Wilson (Head of Social Sciences) on  james.wilson@sirharrysmith.cambs.sch.uk  

Applications close noon, Monday 29th January 2018.   (We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable candidates for the post).  

Please send completed applications to the College for the attention of the Principal, or email to Angela Shaw.     Applicants are thanked for their interest in Sir Harry Smith Community College.  Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted.  

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will require a cleared Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Address: Eastrea Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE7 1XB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1733 703 991