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Teacher of Psychology

Brentwood School - All-Through with Sixth FormEssex

Brentwood Senior School is an academically selective HMC co-educational independent school with small class sizes and a happy, ambitious and supportive staff team. It is part of Brentwood School, a 3-18 HMC school of 1850 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding teacher of Psychology to join this high performing and thriving department. We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified graduate with high academic standards to ensure the continued strong performance of the department.

The Psychology Department at Brentwood School has a reputation for engaging and inspiring students in the Sixth Form. Many of our A Level and International Baccalaureate students go on to read Psychology and Psychology related degrees at university.  

Psychology benefits from having a high profile within the School at Sixth Form level, with an excellent intake at both A Level and IB.  Currently, there are 70 A Level students and 18 IB students studying Psychology at Brentwood School. The department is also very well equipped with four dedicated classrooms that all have interactive whiteboards and a wide range of additional reading material allowing students to conduct independent research.  

The department prides itself in being supportive and approachable to both students and colleagues. In turn, there are high expectations of the students and as a consequence public examination results are very healthy.  In the latest examination series, 22% of A Level students achieved an A* and value added was the highest in the School. Beyond the classroom, Psychology students often enjoy visits to external conferences and lectures.  

The successful candidate will be expected to assist in the support offered to students outside the classroom to ensure they reach their full potential.

Brentwood School ethos

We embody our values of virtue, learning and manners just as those before us have been doing since 1557. We are proud of our modern inclusive community which is shaped by our Christian Foundation. Our pupils are confident without being arrogant, they look out for each other, they do the right thing, even when no-one is looking and they respect difference: you will see a footballer enjoying lunch with a chorister and a dance captain running a recycling project with a young chess enthusiast.

We help our pupils to solve problems. In partnership with parents, we teach them to persevere after setbacks, adopt a growth mindset, and challenge the norm. We encourage them to ask questions in class and take control of their own learning. Of course, they work hard and enjoy great success in and out of the classroom, and once they’ve left us, many go on to use and develop their leadership skills and achieve beyond their expectations, always remembering what Brentwood has taught them.

That’s who we are. We are Brentwood.

Staff across both the Prep and Senior School enjoy a bespoke collaborative approach to professional development. We believe in being a research engaged school, with those that facilitate our in-house research programme being trained by the Institute of Education. We support many of our staff in obtaining external accreditation across a range of fields and are engaged with a number of national and international organisations. We are a highly supportive school that values the contributions made by a motivated and intellectually curious staff. There are a range of ways that we enhance our staff experience; free gym membership, benefits hub, free lunch, free tickets to school concerts and performance to name but a few. Brentwood School has its own pay scale that is significantly above the maintained sector and we also have a range of staff accommodation that may be available for the successful applicant should they need to relocate. 

Applicants who do not have a TES account should visit our website and download an  application form or email: All Brentwood School vacancies can be found on the School’s website. The School reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time.

Brentwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


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