Didcot Girls’ School – Committed to Excellence
‘Staff have exceptional opportunities for professional development. Staff feel valued and really like working in the school. Morale is very high.' Ofsted, December 2015
Teacher of Psychology
We seek an inspirational Psychology Teacher, someone who is full of energy and infectious enthusiasm for their subject and who wants to make a real difference to young people’s lives. Didcot Girls’ School was evaluated as Outstanding by Ofsted in December 2015: we are committed to providing an excellent all girls’ education which enables our students to become resilient, confident and articulate future leaders. Our emphasis is on achieving outstanding academic results whilst providing students with a rich curriculum that offers engaging opportunities to apply their learning in context.
This is an excellent opportunity to join a high performing and hugely supportive Psychology team in an exciting school. With a strong emphasis on CPD and a culture of collaboration, we offer a supportive and dynamic environment in which to develop and further your career.
GCSE results this summer were superb once more, placing the school in the top 20% of schools nationally for both progress (Progress 8 of +0.34) and attainment. 74% of our Year 11 students achieved a Grade 9 - 4 (equivalent of Grade C) and above in English and Maths. Results at the highest levels are also outstanding across all subjects and 31 students achieved 6 or more grades at A*/A or grade 7-9.
Psychology is a high performing subject and Year 11 students significantly outperformed national averages at both A*-A and A*-C last summer. A Level Psychology was ALPS 2 last summer with 50% of students achieving A*-B grades.
We work in partnership with St Birinus, the boys’ school in Didcot, in our multi-academy trust, the Ridgeway Education Trust, and we share a large mixed sixth form of some 300 students with the boys’ school. Psychology is taught very successfully across both sites and the successful candidate will be able to teach Psychology at KS4 and KS5. Our Teaching School offers exciting opportunities for staff to develop their careers as Specialist Leaders in Education leading school to school support and CPD.
If you share our growth mindset approach to learning and life then we would love to hear from you. Further information is available from the Head of School’s PA, Frances Adley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Didcot Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.