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This job expired on 15 April 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    7 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS - UPS plus TLR

Additional allowances

TLR 2

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for a Head of Social Science & Psychology at Stoke Damerel Community College and Scott Medical and Healthcare College Campus.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join the campus and further contribute to the life chances of young people in the school and across the Trust. It will support career development and provide opportunities for promotion within and across the schools

Stoke Damerel Community College and Scott Medical and Healthcare College is a vibrant and aspirational community of teachers and learners. We have an excellent teaching and support staff team who demonstrate and encourage a lifelong love of learning, within and beyond our curriculum. Our Campus is based in the heart of the city of Plymouth with stunning view of the Plymouth Sound and easy walking distance of the most accessible city waterfront. We encourage all young people to work hard and make them most of the opportunities they are given.

We are proud members of Greenshaw Learning Trust. A highly successful multi academy trust that provides excellent quality, comprehensive, non-selective and inclusive education through primary schools and secondary schools. Our schools are based in London, Surrey, Berkshire, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, Bristol and Plymouth. We also have three shared service hubs with remote / hybrid working opportunities where appropriate. We are building a family of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing their own distinctive character. We thrive from collaboration at every level. We encourage a culture of sharing ideas and learning from one another. As a Trust of schools, we are ‘Always Learning’.

The Social Science and Psychology department teach both GCSE, A-Level and Applied Psychology to over 100 students, as well as Criminology in the Sixth Form. Both are popular subjects and the main purpose of this role is to support, develop and lead a team of teachers to ensure high standards of teaching and learning and the wellbeing of staff and students. The schools also teach Sociology and Health and Social Care at both Key Stages, and although the leadership of these sit outside the specification of this role, we are looking forward to developing the leadership of this faculty over the next few years.

Main responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate a passion for education and a desire to improve the life chances of all our students. Have the ability to build a culture of continuous learning and development throughout the school community.
  • Adapt rapidly to the challenge of building on the existing strengths of the school to achieve all round excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Have the ability to empower their staff to trust in their vision.
  • Maintain and develop the school's ethos of diversity, inclusivity and equality of opportunity.
  • Have experience as a leader with a proven track record of success.
  • Work collaboratively with the SLT and members of GLT to deliver excellence, and contribute to enrichment and intervention supports within the sciences, medicine and healthcare and wider college.
  • Have the knowledge, skills and creativity to be an outstanding teacher, and the ability to teach the Psychology curriculum to GCSE and A level.

You will need:

  • Successful experience of teaching Psychology & or Criminology in previous school
  • Degree & QTS
  • Experience of teaching to at least GCSE higher level
  • Experience in Leadership and Managing people
  • Experience of driving improvement across an area of current school


What the school offers its staff

The vision for our campus is that we have high expectations and aspirations for all our students. Working at Stoke Damerel and Scott College you can expect the following:

  • Highly visible and supportive leadership team

  • Disruption free learning in all classrooms

  • Hard working students

  • Centralised planning and resources

  • Centralised homework checked daily

  • Centralised detentions

  • A clear feed forward policy, incorporating live marking and whole class feed forward only

  • Consistent lesson structure based on the Rosenshine principles

  • Weekly, high quality CPD sessions focused on practice in the classroom

  • Clear daily routines (Standard Operating Procedures – our SOPs) that all staff follow regardless of role

  • Teacher desks include Pastore’s Perch & desk, visualiser and use of two computer screens

  • Subject experts working together within a collaborative trust

  • Commitment to personal developmental drop in every 3 weeks

  • No report writing

  • No hours of marking

  • No individual lesson planning

  • No graded lesson observations

  • No excessive data collection

Greenshaw Learning Trust Employee Benefits

The GLT recognises that our employees are our most important asset, and we are aware that the quality and commitment of our employees is critical to our success. We offer all our employees the following staff benefits:

  • A supportive ethos and concern for the well-being of all colleagues
  • Excellent CPD opportunities and career progression
  • Employer contributions to Local Government (LGPS) or Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Gym membership scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free eye tests
  • Childcare Voucher scheme
  • Car benefit scheme
  • My Health discounts

Commitment to safeguarding

Greenshaw Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All teaching and support members of staff must undertake the required pre-employment checks which include the uptake of references both professional and personal and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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About Stoke Damerel Community College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1295 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
hr@sdcc-smhc.net
Phone number
01752 556065

Stoke Damerel Community College and Scott Medical and Healthcare College are proud members of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, a ‘family’ of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing our own distinctive character.

Our campus is based in the heart of the city of Plymouth with stunning view of the Plymouth Sound and easy walking distance of the most accessible city waterfront. We encourage all young people to work hard and make the most of the opportunities they are given. Our amazing team of teachers and support staff themselves demonstrate and encourage a lifelong love of learning, both within and beyond our curriculum.

Stoke Damerel Community College and Scott Medical & Healthcare College are next door to each other. No additional travel is required.
We are proud members of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, a ‘family’ of like-minded schools, that collaborate to provide mutual support, share their good practice and learn from each other, whilst retaining and developing our own distinctive character. The Trust is a vibrant and forward-thinking community of teachers, support staff and learners committed to educating the ‘whole child’ to improve life chances, whilst securing the best possible outcomes for students.

As one of the highest performing multi-academy trusts in the country, we currently comprise of thirty schools: seven in South London, five in Berkshire, one in Surrey, fourteen in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire, and three in Plymouth. We are continuing to grow and have further schools joining us on a regular basis.

We are ambitious about diversity and inclusion and very much look forward to receiving applications from candidates whose personal qualities and values reflect those in the person specification and whose experiences also place them in a strong position to deliver the challenges set out in the job description. We encourage applications from candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, religion, belief, or race.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people therefore this appointment will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

Arranging a visit to Stoke Damerel Community College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@sdcc-smhc.net.

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