ST MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Newcastle upon Tyne
Headteacher: J Foster NOR c.1350
Teacher of Psychology
Part-time or Full-time
Main or Upper Pay Range
Recruitment Allowance £2,500 p.a available for 1 year initially
Required for September 2018
The Governors wish to appoint an enthusiastic and well-qualified Psychology teacher to join this outstanding school. The role may appeal to a teacher seeking their first teaching post or, equally, to recently qualified or more experienced teachers, looking to work in an outstanding school. Both part-time Psychology teacher applications and full-time applications, from teachers who are able to offer a second subject, are welcomed. St Mary’s is a great place to work and provides excellent job satisfaction, as it is a very supportive environment. We provide excellent on going professional development for teachers at all levels.
The successful candidate will contribute to a school that prides itself on very high standards of teaching and learning. As in all of our appointments, we are looking for a teacher who has a passion for providing an excellent holistic education for students and who would be committed to promoting the school’s distinctive Catholic/Christian ethos.
St Mary’s is a very successful, popular and happy school, rated Outstanding by the Diocese and Ofsted. We became an academy in 2013 and enjoy outstanding facilities in a new building, which opened in 2011. We are also very popular with parents and are one of the most over-subscribed schools in the north-east. We have around 1,150 students in the main school and our Sixth Form, of over 200, is expected to grow to 300 in the next three years.
In addition, we are a Teaching School, increasingly engaged in school to school support, initial teacher training and CPD and leadership development across the region. As a result, further opportunities for professional development are wide-ranging and an added attraction for potential new staff.
Psychology has proven to be a popular and successful subject since its introduction 2 years ago at A Level. The first cohort in 2017 had 100% pass rate, with 50% of grades A*-B and 75% A*-C. At AS level, over the last 2 years, 63% of grades were A*-C. There may be opportunities to introduce Psychology into KS4 to develop the subject further.
Above all, the Governors wish to appoint a teacher with:-
- A clear commitment to nurturing and promoting the school’s distinctive ethos
- A passion for providing the best possible holistic education for all students
- A commitment to maximising achievement through excellence in teaching and learning
- An excellent track record as a classroom teacher
Application packs are available to download from the school’s website at www.stmarysnewcastle.co.uk, the TES online www.tes.com, Schools NorthEast www.schoolsnortheast.com and North East Jobs www.northeastjobs.org.uk
Applications should be sent to Julie Patterson, Headteacher’s PA, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to discuss this post, please contact Suzanne Fisher, Senior Assistant Headteacher, at Suzanne.Fisher@st-marys.newcastle.sch.uk.
Closing date: 9:00am Tuesday 22 May 2018
The school is fully committed to safeguarding and the welfare of children and young people. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.