Teacher of Psychology, Kingston upon Thames

Closing date:

Coombe Girls' SchoolKingston upon Thames

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £28,355 - £44,541 per year (MPS/UPS)
Contract term: Maternity Cover
Suitable for NQTs: Yes
  • “Coombe Girls’ School is an outstanding school”, Ofsted May 2013
  • Coombe Girls’ School holds the significant accolade of being one in only 35 schools in the UK to have been awarded an Outstanding Ofsted rating four times in succession
  • Total number on roll: 1,380 including a mixed Sixth Form, currently 264
  • A High Performing School, with Leading Edge and Modern Languages Specialisms 
  • Examination results reflect the quality of teaching and learning; the school’s Progress 8 score was +0.69  and 40% of GCSE entries were graded 7 to 9 last year
  • Latest raiseonline report shows that pupils make progress in the top 7% of pupils nationally.
  • Federated with Coombe Boys’ School since January 2006.  Converted to academy status in 2012 and is part of The Coombe Academy Trust

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and well qualified teacher of Psychology to teach A Level Psychology (at least 70% of the teaching load) and contribute to the delivery of either A Level Sociology or another humanities subject at KS3.  Psychology is very popular at KS5.  This post is suitable for a NQT.  This is a one year post to cover a maternity leave.

 We will offer you:

  • An exciting opportunity in a vibrant outstanding school
  • A guaranteed CPD plan tailored to individual requirements including financial support for ‘M’ Level study.  Our ongoing professional training and development includes National Professional Qualifications in Leadership.
  • A successful NQT program
  • A supportive department and Leadership Team
  • Effective PPA allocation to allow for a better work/life balance
  • Access to an Employee Wellbeing Programme including counselling and mentoring
  • Employee benefits such as cycle scheme, retail discounts and Pension Scheme.
  • Touch screen chromebooks with G Suite education embedded throughout
  • Free onsite Parking
  • An enthusiastic Staff Association offering opportunities for staff sport and socialising
  • Excellent location with direct rail links to London Waterloo (25 mins) and a frequent bus service to Kingston upon Thames

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Be a highly competent teacher 
  • Be able to inspire and motivate students
  • Have a passion for their subject which is evident in their day to day teaching 
  • Have the commitment to be part of an innovative and forward thinking school
  • Play a full and active role in the life of the school

Candidates may be interviewed before the closing date so early applications are welcomed

No Agencies

No CVs

Successful candidates will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

‘This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment’



More about Coombe Girls' School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Clarence Avenue, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 3TU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 89421242
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Coombe Girls’ is a popular and highly successful non-selective 11 – 18 school that is federated with its partner boys’ school to comprise the Coombe Secondary Schools Academies Trust, based in New Malden, Surrey.

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