Teacher of Social Sciences, Sutton

Closing date:Expiring today

Greenshaw High SchoolSutton

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time / Part Time
Salary: Main/Upper Pay Scale (Outer London)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11-19 comprehensive school situated in Sutton, south-west London, and is part of the Greenshaw Learning Trust. Greenshaw has a reputation for providing a dynamic education within a happy and caring environment, and we are proud of our successes as a genuine comprehensive school. We are committed to achieving the best for the youngsters in our care, refusing to accept that there is a limit on what can be achieved. We are ambitious for our school and the professional development of our staff is at the forefront of our improvement. 

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed individual with a passion for Social Sciences and the ability to inspire our staff and students to join our school as a Teacher of Social Sciences. The successful candidate will teach Psychology and Sociology up to Key Stage 4 (up to Key Stage 5 would be desirable) and play a central role in the Social Sciences department, with the highest ambitions for learning and rigorously high expectations. For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established department and make a contribution to its ambitious vision for the future.

The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and a genuine passion for teaching Social Sciences, with detailed knowledge of current curriculum and pedagogical developments in their subject and the wider curriculum. A desire to raise overall achievement in Social Sciences through promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning is essential. Candidates with the ability to teach Economics are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are welcome on a full-time and part-time basis. If you are interested in working on a part-time basis, please indicate this clearly on your application. 

We also welcome applications from NQTs and offer an extensive induction programme in a supportive environment. Our NQT offer includes: a dedicated senior professional mentor, weekly purposeful practice of techniques and strategies, evidence-informed induction on the science of learning, a strong focus on pedagogical content knowledge, support on maintaining a sensible workload, a supportive behaviour management system and high levels of professional trust and collegiality.

Social Sciences (Economics, Psychology and Sociology) are popular and successful subjects at GCSE and A level. The whole department is passionate about these subjects, both in terms of how they can benefit students academically and also in how both subjects can improve student’s understanding of people and groups. They give students the skills to interpret and analyse all information that is given to them in order for them to make more objective decisions and judgements. Many of our past students have gone on to study Economics, Psychology and/or Sociology at top universities in the country, providing them with a huge and varied range of career opportunities.

For a comprehensive job description and person specification, please refer to the recruitment pack. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying please download a recruitment pack and application form. 

Completed application forms should be submitted by email to recruitment@greenshaw.co.uk or by post to the HR Department, Greenshaw High School, Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey SM1 3DY.

A statement of suitability should be submitted with the application form. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Applications must be received no later than 12.00pm on Tuesday 23rd April 2019. 

Interviews will be held during the week commencing Tuesday 23rd April 2019.

The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.

Please note that the school is closed over Easter from Monday 8th April and reopens on Tuesday 23rd April. There will be a delay in responding to queries during this time. A tour of the school will be provided as part of the interview day for shortlisted candidates. 

Greenshaw High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children therefore appointment to this position requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Grennell Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 3DY, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 20 87151001
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 Greenshaw High School is a highly over-subscribed 11 to 19 mixed comprehensive secondary school and sixth form situated in Sutton, South West London. Greenshaw High School converted to Academy status in June 2011 and is part of the Greenshaw Le...