Teacher of Psychology, London

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Chelsea AcademyLondon

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Start date: January 2018 or Earlier
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Inner London Main Scale
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Academy is seeking to appoint an outstanding Teacher of Psychology, who has a track record of raising attainment and delivering outstanding lessons. We offer an outstanding, settled and stable science department where you will be developed and can teach. We have a science specialism which is seen across the Academy and have links with numerous universities and scientific associations.   Our students go to CERN each year and we believe in the power of fieldwork and outdoor education. This is an excellent science department to work in and has results which are significantly above national averages and are some of the best in London.  

In particular, candidates should have:

● An excellent track record teaching at GCSE and AS/A2 level, where possible, demonstrated through exemplary examination results (for NQTs, the ability to describe how to get excellent GCSE and A level results would be an advantage)

● The ability to teach Psychology up to A-level would be advantageous but not essential.

● The capacity to contribute to the development of the Academy’s Christian ethos

● The ability to inspire and motivate others 

● High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour

● Enthusiasm for developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching and student participation

● A clear understanding of the latest curriculum and pedagogical developments in Science and associated curriculum areas

● The passion and commitment to work in an outstanding, inner-city Academy.

Applications from NQTs are welcome and will also be considered. The Academy offers an excellent NQT induction programme including weekly seminars and a supportive coaching culture - we are great place to start your career. 

Academy Overview

We are currently graded outstanding by Ofsted and SIAMS, a World Class School and are a member of the Leading Edge network. In the summer we achieved our best ever GCSE and A level results in terms of both progress (top 10% nationally) and attainment. However, we are much more than a successful, academically focused school. We believe in educating the whole child and our Christian values of joy, perseverance, servant leadership, charity and forgiveness underpin everything we stand for. It is important that all of our staff, whether they are teachers or not, work closely with our young people and ensure that they are successful in all that they do. 

Chelsea Academy is a great place to work (we are one of the few schools in the country with Investors in People Gold), our staff are friendly and supportive and we offer a whole range of professional development opportunities no matter what stage you are at in your career. We want all of our teachers to be outstanding and so offer unrivaled professional development and support. This includes a CPD session every week (including opportunities to regularly visit other schools for newly qualified teachers) and a thriving in house Lead Practitioner team that coach and support staff across the Academy. Through the Chelsea Academy Way for Learning we have a simple, flexible and consistent way of developing outstanding teaching. Most of our senior and middle leaders started as teachers with us and have developed into highly talented practitioners. We offer internal and external training through NPQML, NPQSL and Teaching Leaders - your professional development is important to us. Academy staff have access to a wide range of benefits these include a private healthcare package, 24 hour GP service, physiotherapy and a confidential well-being support line as well as a laptop and free lunch. 

How to apply

Please complete an application form (from our website) as CV’s are not accepted. The deadline for applications is Monday 25th September 2017 at 12pm and interviews will be held on Thursday 28th September 2017

It will assist the shortlisting process if applicants can address directly the criteria in the person specification in their supporting statements.

If you have any further questions about this post, then please feel free to contact Anisha Yatally (HR Adviser) on recruitment@chelsea-academy.org

Equal Opportunities and Safer Recruitment

Chelsea Academy is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from suitable candidates no matter their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability, however, we do expect all our staff to note and follow our Christian ethos which is outlined on our website. Please note that Chelsea Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate must be able to satisfy successful references, an enhanced police / Security Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and right to work in the UK prior to starting employment with the Academy.

If you want to work in a happy, purposeful inner city academy with a strong Christian ethos and commitment,  then we would welcome your application.

Matt Williams


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More about Chelsea Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Lots Road, London, SW10 0AB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7376 3019
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