We are seeking to appoint an inspirational and enthusiastic teacher of Psychology to join an exciting and
dynamic department. The position would be suitable for either an NQT or an experienced teacher. We
offer A-Level Psychology using the AQA syllabus and student uptake numbers are consistently high. An
ability to teach other subjects, especially Science or Child Development is an advantage, but not
The person we are seeking will:
- be passionate about Psychology and have the desire to share that passion with students;
- be an innovative and inspiring classroom teacher;
- be able to work collaboratively in a dynamic subject team, as well as within the larger Science
Faculty; be reflective and eager to develop their teaching skills.
Little Heath School is a highly successful comprehensive school (1610 on roll, including 320 in the Sixth
Form) situated in a pleasant semi-rural setting to the west of Reading, with good access to road and rail
links. As a school, we pride ourselves on our Continuing Professional Development Programme, which
supports teachers to continually improve their practice in innovative ways collaborating with other members of
staff in order to develop their practice
Job Title: Teacher of Psychology
Report to: Head of Psychology
Job Purpose: Teacher of Psychology
- raise standards of student achievement within Psychology;
- carry out the professional duties of a classroom teacher as set out in the
- current STPCD;
- perform the duties of a form tutor, including acting as academic mentor for
tutees as described in the school policy and thus providing pastoral care and support for tutees.
Salary/pay grade: Main Scale 1-6 (Nationally agreed pay scales are
used as defined in the STPCD).
Specific responsibilities of the post:
- Teaching and Learning
- To develop innovative approaches to teaching and learning in Psychology
- in order to raise standards of student achievement.
- To create a climate for learning in the classroom through high quality
- planning of lessons.
- To monitor and evaluate student achievement in Psychology, including the
- progress of specific groups (such as gifted and talented + SEN).
- To use ICT effectively as a tool for the transformation of learning.
- To prepare students for external assessment.
- To contribute to the development of generic skills such as literacy,
- numeracy and citizenship.
- To support the delivery of the department development plan.
- To be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard.
Assessment and Recording
- To use the range of assessment data to track the progress of individuals.
- To provide diagnostic, formative and summative assessment information
- to students, parents and other school leaders as appropriate.
- To follow departmental policy and practice as described in the Science
- To contribute to department planning and curriculum development.
- To keep up-to-date with national developments in curriculum design and
- To contribute to the development of teaching materials and schemes of
work for use throughout the department.
- Student personal development and well-being
- To promote good standards of personal conduct and behaviour so that
effective learning can take place.
- To ensure that both you and the school follow the national policy on
safeguarding and thus ensure that students are healthy and safe at school.
- To promote good attendance, punctuality and citizenship in the
To promote the personal development of students through engagement in
a range of extra-curricular opportunities.
Management of Staff
To ensure that teaching assistants or support staff are employed
effectively within the classroom.
Relationships with key stakeholders
To foster positive relationships throughout the school community.
To develop effective relationships with parents which focus on students’
learning and progress.
To develop positive relationships with the local community, including
employers, outside agencies and the LA.
To establish and maintain productive relationships with the department.
To undertake any further duties as outlined by the Headteacher provided
that they are reasonable and appropriate.
Little Heath School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young
people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Little Heath School Governing
Body is an equal opportunities employer. Appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment
checks and the successful applicant will be required to apply for an enhanced disclosure from the
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Further information can be found at www.homeoffice.gov.uk