Teacher of Psychology, Northamptonshire

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Wellingborough SchoolNorthamptonshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: As per Wellingborough School Teachers’ Pay Scale
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Role

Start Date: September 2020

Duration: 1 year Fixed Term

Disclosure Level: Enhanced

Reporting to: Head of Psychology, Senior School

Hours: Part time, 0.3 full time equivalent 

Salary: As per Wellingborough School Teachers’ Pay Scale

The Psychology Department enjoys large A level numbers and several pupils each year go onto study Psychology at highly selective universities.  

The post would suit a well-qualified applicant who is a new or relatively new entrant to the profession, who is keen to develop within this vibrant department or an experienced teacher who is keen to gain experience teaching A Level Psychology. 

Psychology at Wellingborough School

Psychology is taught In the Sixth Form, (Edexcel) where pupils are expected to follow 3 subjects as the norm.  More able students may follow 4 subjects if it is felt this will not compromise quality. Typically, there are two Psychology groups in each of the Lower and Upper Sixth and Psychology is a popular option. The School has an expanding programme offering the Extended Project Qualification which could be used to extend the subject knowledge of an individual pupil with particular interest in this area.

Due to the growing numbers of pupils selecting Psychology, there is a need for an additional teacher to work alongside the Head of Department. All pupils have access to resources which can be used to give variety to lessons. The classrooms in the School each have a networked PC and a ceiling mounted projector.  

The post advertised would require 0.3 full time equivalent for Psychology although this could be enhanced by a timetabled contribution to the Games or Enrichment programme.

At times, it may be necessary to work beyond your normal hours in order to meet deadlines.  Where this is necessary, any additional hours will be agreed with the HoD. 

Further details and application form may be downloaded from our website http://www.wellingboroughschool.org/who-we-are/vacancies

Please can interested applicants complete the application form and return it, along with a covering letter, to Lulu Corrigan, HR Manager, Wellingborough School, London Road, Wellingborough. NN8 2BX Applications by email are welcome and should be sent to recruitment@wellingboroughschool.org

(Other forms of applications will not be accepted)

Closing date for receipt of applications: by 9am, Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Interviews will take place on w/c 9th March 2020

Further details and application form may be downloaded from our website.

Please complete the relevant School application form which can be found on our website: http://www.wellingboroughschool.org/Job-Vacancies ; we will only accept applications made on this form.


Wellingborough 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.


Wellingborough School is an Equal Opportunities Employer





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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: London Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1933 222427
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Wellingborough School is an independent, co-ed, selective, Christian-based though multi-faith all-through school, situated in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire with a broad geographical catchment area. Currently it provides 850 places for nursery, pri...