Teacher of Psychology, Oxfordshire

Closing date:

d’Overbroeck’sOxfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: The school has its own salary scale (above the national scale) and pension scheme.
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Post summary

We are seeking to appoint a teacher of Psychology, to teach A Level Psychology in the Sixth Form. The post could be either part-time (approx. 0.6) or full-time. For a full-time post, a willingness and ability to teach a second subject would be highly advantageous. In particular, the ability to teach Media Studies would be beneficial, as would a willingness to support students in Extended Project (EPQ) and independent study skills. The post is suitable for a newly or recently qualified teacher, but would also be appropriate for a more experienced teacher.

The post and the department

This is an opportunity to join a highly successful Psychology department. There has been significant increase in uptake of Psychology in recent years, with some 80 students taking the subject in years 12 and 13. The Psychology department is academically ambitious and this is reflected with students recently achieving 37% A* and 100% achieving A*-C as well as exceptional value added. In addition, we are an active department and aim to engage students outside of the classroom as much as possible with trips, guest speakers, and additional activities such as designing and selling psychologically informed alternative Valentine’s cards for charity! Psychology students are encouraged to take the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and as a department we support and encourage this programme.

The person

We are looking for a well-qualified, talented and ambitious teacher of Psychology who will join the department at an exciting time. We place a high degree of importance on strong academic skills and subject knowledge, as well as the ability to convey enthusiasm and enjoyment of the subject to students across the ability range. We embrace a flexible approach to teaching. A sense of fun, a readiness to respond to students’ individual needs and an open approach to teaching are qualities that we prize highly, along with a genuine commitment to working in an exceptional school environment.  d’Overbroeck’s offers teachers and students alike a friendly and welcoming environment where classes are small and standards and expectations are high.

We are very happy to receive applications from newly qualified teachers or graduates who hope to enter the profession but don’t have a PGCE. NQTs receive a full induction programme through ISTIP (http://istip.co.uk/) with the support and guidance of senior members of staff. Graduates who have not completed a PGCE receive an extensive in-house training programme. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer support and training to NQTs and recent graduates. 

Necessary qualifications

All applicants will be expected to have a very good degree in Psychology or a related subject and be able to demonstrate their teaching ability. d’Overbroeck’s does not require that its staff possess a PGCE or equivalent formal teaching qualification, though most members of staff do in fact have an appropriate qualification

We are very happy to receive applications from newly qualified teachers or graduates who hope to enter the profession but don’t have a PGCE. NQTs receive a full induction programme through ISTIP (http://istip.co.uk/) with the support and guidance of senior members of staff. Graduates who have not completed a PGCE receive an extensive in-house training programme. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer support and training to NQTs and recent graduates. 

Applications

Applicants should complete the Form entitled Application for a Teaching Post which can be downloaded from www.doverbroecks.com/posts. 

The Application Form, full Curriculum Vitae and a covering letter should be emailed to HR@doverbroecks.com and a signed copy sent to:

HR
d'Overbroeck's
333 Banbury Road
Oxford
OX2 7PL 

The final date for submission of applications is Monday 24 February




More about d’Overbroeck’s
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Independent Sixth Form, The Swan Building, 333 Banbury Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX2 7PL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1865 688600
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THE SCHOOL

Founded in 1977, d'Overbroeck's is a co-educational independent school for students from age 11 through to the Sixth Form. The school is based in central and north Oxford. Current student numbers stand at around 485.

d’Overbroeck’s consis...