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Head of Social Sciences (Psychology or Economics specialist)

Saint Gregory's Catholic College, Bath, Somerset

Job details

Job role
Business studies, Economics, Psychology, Social sciences
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Main Pay Scale + TLR 2.1 (£7,017 as at 1.9.21)

Job summary

This is an excellent opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Economics or Psychology specialist to lead our newly established Social Sciences Faculty and take their next career move in a high-performing and oversubscribed school. We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and well-qualified colleague to lead the faculty and influence the strategic development of these highly regarded and popular subjects.

Saint Gregory’s is a popular 11-18 co-educational school, founded on Catholic Christian values and with a strong family and community ethos. These values are the foundation of learning for our students, providing them with an academic start to life that is supportive, nurturing and inspiring. Saint Gregory’s has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence, outstanding pastoral care and an excellent enrichment programme. Our most recent Ofsted and Diocesan inspections judged us to be outstanding in every area and we are committed to maintaining and developing that high standard.

The successful candidate will be an inspirational teacher who will maintain and enhance our very high academic standards. Applications are welcomed from those wishing to further develop their teaching career with leadership responsibilities in a supportive, forward-thinking and outstanding school.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate:
• A track record of exceptional Economics or Psychology teaching at Key Stage 5
• The ability to teach OCR Cambridge Nationals in Enterprise and Marketing or Child Development at Key Stage 4
• Experience of leading academic success at Key Stages 4 and 5
• Innovative teaching styles to reflect the nature of these dynamic subjects
• Strong leadership skills with the ability to demonstrate successful strategic capability
• Outstanding subject knowledge
• The ability to inspire excellence in students and colleagues
• Enthusiasm and motivation for exemplary teaching and learning

If you possess the necessary skills and experience and would like to apply for this post, please submit your application by midnight on Sunday 7 March 2021. Interviews will be held week commencing 15 March 2021.

If you would like to arrange a confidential discussion prior to application please contact Mrs Gormley, PA to the Headteacher, via email to

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We follow safer recruitment practices and appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check. Details of our CP Policy can be found on our website at

Employee benefits

• A comprehensive Induction Programme
• Outstanding professional support at every stage of your career
• A strong Continuing Professional Development programme to develop you as an outstanding teacher
• A supportive Senior Leadership Team
• Opportunities to work in a dynamic and supportive faculty with excellent facilities
• Access to the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
• A positive student body who love learning

Applying for the job

Please note that due to the current situation with regard to COVID-19 interviews may have to take place remotely. Full details will be given in the invite to interview letter for shortlisted candidates.

Applicants are asked to submit their application to the HR Department by email to

Applications can also be made online at:

We are not currently able to accept postal applications at this time.

No other material (such as testimonials, résumés or CVs) will be considered during the selection process.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic
Education phase
School size
977 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
01225 832873

About Saint Gregory's Catholic College

Saint Gregory’s is an over-subscribed high achieving school with a national reputation for excellence. Our most recent Ofsted and Diocesan inspections judged us to be outstanding in every area and we are committed to maintaining and developing that high standard.

At Saint Gregory’s we inspire and encourage our students to fulfil their potential and flourish. We are recruiting for an ambitious, outstanding colleague who has a commitment to academic excellence and who will inspire our students to reach their potential. If you are successful you will be joining an established, successful and highly skilled team.

As a Catholic school we provide our students with a moral compass based on Catholic Social Teaching that supports their growth and development. It is essential that our students are encouraged to have enquiring minds, ask questions and form their own opinions. The pastoral care at Saint Gregory’s ensures that our students grow into well-rounded, reflective, caring and thoughtful young people, ready to take their place in society.

We are an inclusive school that places the student at the heart of everything we do. As a Catholic school our values are explicitly Christian, however you do not have to be of the Catholic faith to apply for this post.

There is a warm, welcoming family atmosphere at Saint Gregory’s that underpins our culture as a school. Teamwork is at the heart of everything we do and by working together we aim to provide the very best opportunities for all our students and staff.

Arranging a visit to Saint Gregory's Catholic College

For an open conversation about the role, please contact Mrs Gormley, PA to the Headteacher, by email to arrange a suitable time.

School location

Combe Hay Lane, Bath, Somerset, BA2 8PA

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