Part-time Teacher of A Level Sociology

The Holy Cross School, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 5AR

2 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 January 2023

  • Closing date

    5 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

M1 to UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Degree level qualification (subject specific)
  • Qualified Teacher status
  • Committed to own personal development
  • Evidence of and a willingness to engage in continuing personal and professional development
  • A willingness to undertake additional training, keep up-to-date with developments and changes in good practice
  • A keen interest in developing the teaching of Sociology
  • Have the ability to communicate clearly to a variety of audiences: staff, students and parents/carers
  • Experience of developing initiatives in collaboration with other staff
  • The ability to use an imaginative range of teaching strategies to promote high expectations and high levels of challenge in the classroom
  • The ability to plan for progression in learning, using intervention as necessary
  • The ability to use assessment for learning to improve teaching and learning as well as to assess and record student progress
  • The ability to establish a safe and purposeful working atmosphere that supports learning and in which students feel secure and confident
  • A commitment to working collaboratively within the curriculum area and across the school
  • The ability to plan for progression in learning, using intervention as necessary
  • An interest in planning and facilitating extra-curricular activities to enhance students’ learning experience
  • Sound experience of planning, teaching and assessment and methods of recording and assessment
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to enthuse, engage and motivate a diverse student population
  • Knowledge of curriculum developments and related matters
  • A secure knowledge and understanding of the concepts and skills essential for success for students in Sociology
  • A secure knowledge of assessment for learning strategies
  • Knowledge and understanding of the school curriculum, including the National Curriculum for pupils aged 11 to 18
  • Understanding of the principles behind school improvement planning, monitoring, review and evaluation of progress
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding and child protection policies and procedure

What the school offers its staff

About the Role

Are you passionate about Sociology? We are looking for a well-qualified and dynamic teacher of A Level Sociology, with the ability to teach English up to Key Stage 3. The successful candidate will be joining our culturally diverse and welcoming school and must be committed to quality learning for all students ensuring they fulfil their potential. This would be an excellent opportunity to work with supportive staff and students who are keen to learn. We are seeking a highly motivated practitioner who will inspire our students to have a love of Sociology. The Holy Cross School is an extremely successful school with an excellent track record of academic results in GCSE and A Level courses, with many of our students going on to study Sociology and related subjects at university. We are accredited with ‘World Class Schools’, recognising that our students are truly world class. The school consistently achieves significantly above the national average in GCSE, A Level and BTEC examinations results and has a Progress 8 score which is well above the national average. We offer excellent programmes of CPD including ECT mentoring and opportunities for leadership development. This post is open to applications from ECTs, experienced teachers and teachers returning to the profession from a career break.

Further details about the role

To apply, please refer to the Person Specification and Candidate Information Pack for the post and download a CES Teacher application form ( Please refer to the ‘Notes to Applicants’ document when completing your application to ensure all required forms are submitted. Your completed application form should be sent to Mrs Silvana Saragosa-Voysey, Headteacher’s PA ( If you have any questions related to this position or would like to arrange a visit to the school, you are welcome to contact Assistant Headteacher, Matthew Oliver ( We reserve the right to appoint at any stage in the recruitment process.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references will be required prior to the commencement of this post.

We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates as these groups are currently under-represented in the workforce.

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About The Holy Cross School

School type
Academy, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
982 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

The Holy Cross School, founded in 1931 by the Congregation of Sisters of the Holy Cross, is a Roman Catholic School for girls aged 11-18. At Key Stage 5 the school has worked in curriculum partnership with our local boys school, Richard Challoner School, for over thirty years, and post 16 lessons are co-ed. The school converted to academy status in August 2012. With 980 students on roll and over 100 staff employed, the school is proud to be acknowledged as being in the top 0.3% of all schools nationally for the exceptional progress made from Year 7 to 11. The Holy Cross School can offer you the opportunity to work in an outstanding school environment with well-behaved, motivated students who are keen to learn and where your professional development will be fully supported. The school has been awarded 'World Class Schools' accreditation, a quality mark given to secondary schools already judged outstanding by Ofsted who have moved beyond this judgement.

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