Trainee Teacher of Psychology, Surrey

Closing date:Expiring soon

Reigate CollegeSurrey

Date posted:
Start date: 1 September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Up to £18,363 per annum whilst training
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

Would you like to train as a teacher in sixth form education, whilst being paid to do so?

The College has substantial and successful experience of training teachers and provides a Grade 1 Teacher Training Programme in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University.

The Opportunity

The College is seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and hardworking Psychology graduate to join the Psychology and Sociology Department and train to become a teacher. The successful applicant will be given a fixed-term contract over the training period and will divide their time between teaching A Level Psychology and learning support duties.

The College has a well-developed mentoring system and comprehensive professional development opportunities, through which, trainees will be fully supported towards a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education.

The Qualification

The post holder will undertake a PGCE in Post Compulsory Education over the duration of the fixed-term contract. They will work at the College during the working day and complete the lectures and seminars for the qualification on Monday nights from 6.00pm until 9.00pm each week. These sessions will take place on the College campus.

The Post

As a trainee, your typical week will comprise of teaching, usually between 1 and 17 periods per week (a full-time teacher teaches 21 periods per week), in addition to planning, preparation and marking time. The remainder of your time will be spent as a Learning Facilitator (Teaching Assistant) either supporting in class or working with individual students.

In addition to the PGCE sessions, you will be expected to attend various evening events throughout the year including Open Evenings and Parent Consultation Meetings.

The post is a fixed-term, full-time appointment and is effective from 1 September 2019 to 2 July 2021. It is important to note that the College is unable to guarantee you any employment once your training is complete.

Applicants must have a relevant degree in Psychology and must not already hold a teaching qualification. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a clear commitment to a career in teaching and preferably have experience of working with young adults.

The Department

The Department is housed in a purpose built centre, the Garden Building. Classrooms are fully equipped with data projectors, white boards and Wi-Fi. The Department has access to mobile learning devices to further enhance learning.

The Department teaches in a collaborative style, with all staff contributing to centralised resource packs. Students regularly progress onto university courses for Psychology and Criminology.

The large Department currently has eight members of teaching staff. The Department works closely as a team in a friendly and co-operative manner. Strong emphasis is given to mutual support by the exchange of ideas and materials.

Courses

The Department offers A Level Psychology and A Level Sociology.

 Salary

Trainees are paid from £14,777 to £18,363 per annum, depending on the balance of duties between teaching and learning support. 

Applying

Applicants are asked to complete and return the Teachers application form to the Personnel Department by email to jobs@reigate.ac.uk as soon as possible, but no later than 9.00am on Monday 25 March 2019.

When completing their application, candidates are asked to indicate:

• Why you are interested in teaching as a career

• Any experience you have of working or shadowing in an educational environment

• Any previous experience of working with young people and what you gained from this as useful development/preparation for a career in teaching

• Any evidence of working with people other than young people

• Personal qualities that you have that you believe would make you a suitable teacher

• Specific areas of your degree/employment that are relevant to the post advertised

• Particular strengths, experiences and interests that you would bring to this post

• What you are able to bring to College life outside of your teaching commitment

Reigate College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Phase: Further Education
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 16+ years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Castlefield Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0SD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1737 221118
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Reigate College is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational, sixth form college situated in Reigate, Surrey. It educates students from 16-19 years on a single site, recruiting approximately 35% of learners from local partne...