Teacher of Psychology, Sherborne, Dorset

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The Gryphon SchoolSherborne, Dorset

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Teachers’ Pay Scales
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, creative and inspiring teacher or NQT with energy, enthusiasm and a love of Psychology.  The appointee will mainly teach Psychology A-level but will also contribute to BTEC Health and Social Care at Level 2 and Level 3. The Head of Health and Social Care and the BTEC co-coordinator will be on hand to assist with the latter areas.  

The successful candidate will have: 

• a strong subject knowledge and passion for all aspects of Psychology 

• excellent communication skills and the ability to celebrate and promote high quality teaching and learning 

• the ability to support, challenge and inspire our students, encouraging them to achieve the best they can through the promotion of outstanding teaching and learning 

• the ability to be a team player who will go the extra mile to support students and who will enjoy the challenges of this role 

• The ability to play a full role in maintaining and enhancing the current high standards in the Department  

The Gryphon is a heavily oversubscribed 11-18 school, which is successful in gaining high results for its students at both GCSE and A-level. The large Sixth Form of 400 students is exceptional. Its students have an excellent record of success in gaining university entrance, including to Oxbridge and the Russell Group, and in the most challenging courses. We are a very proud school which attracts students from around North and West Dorset as well as South Somerset.   

The Gryphon is a wonderful place to work and has a special atmosphere and feel. It became an academy in August 2012 to sustain the quality of our outstanding provision. The school is now part of a multi academy trust with its feeder primary schools.  You will find Sherborne to be a centre for educational excellence as a beautiful rural country town that has easy road and rail links to London, Bath, Bristol, Exeter and the glorious Dorset coast. We are an outward looking school with excellent community links as well as strong relationships with other good and outstanding schools across the South West and England.  

Teaching is often outstanding. Teachers make lessons stimulating and practical. They have excellent subject knowledge. The 2013 Good School Guide described pastoral care and discipline as ‘exceptional’. Students are reflective, behave with great courtesy, and are heavily involved in working with staff to improve the school and the welfare of others. We are a comprehensive school serving a diverse community. The high quality support staff make a real difference.  

Our special culture and ethos focuses on high achievement both personally and academically which comes from the tremendous work of all our staff and the great achievements of our students.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Bristol Road, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 4EQ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1935 813122
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