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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    16 December 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    2 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Health and social care, Psychology, Sociology
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
Contract type
M1 25,714 - UPS3 £41,604

Job summary

Allestree Woodlands School is seeking to appoint a teacher of Psychology from Easter 2022 or sooner.

We are looking for a highly effective teacher who is optimistic in approach and committed to enabling students to make the best progress possible. The successful candidate will teach across the age and ability range but will mainly focus on KS5. The ability to also teach Health and Social Care and/or Sociology would be desirable.

In return, we offer a warm and friendly school where teachers and students have positive working relationships.

The psychology curriculum is currently taught within the Humanities suite of subjects. The Humanities Faculty consists of Geography, History and Ethics and Philosophy at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5, with Politics, Psychology and Sociology being offered at Key Stage 5. The successful applicant will join a committed, collaborative, forward thinking and highly successful team situated within its own humanities area. The humanities are hugely popular with the school’s students and the school offers a very personal and professionally supportive environment.

Psychology is a popular A level subject as is sociology. Health and Social Care L3 BTEC has been offered for the first time this year.

Closing date for applications is 9am Thursday 16th December 2021.

Interviews will take place w/b 20th December 2021.

Allestree Woodlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and an enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested for the successful candidate.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1345 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01332 551921

About Allestree Woodlands School

At Allestree Woodlands, we pride ourselves on the warm and friendly atmosphere of the school. Relationships are important and we work to ensure that every student feels safe and happy. We strive for the best achievements for our students and believe that every young person deserves the chance to feel successful at school.

Our school aims are summed up in our mission statement:

Enabling aspiration and achievement for all, through delivery of a knowledge-rich curriculum underpinned by our CORE values:


This means that staff at Allestree Woodlands continue to review and improve our curriculum to ensure that knowledge acquisition is clear, coherent and that year on year learning builds on what has gone before so that students feel that they are moving forward and knowing more. As I have said to our students, this acquisition of knowledge gives power and confidence to believe in ourselves and put ourselves in new, unfamiliar, challenging and exciting situations in the future. We seek to equip all of our students to use their knowledge to plan for and achieve their next steps and to be aspirational for their futures. To do this, we must both support and challenge all young people to aspire, to dream of what might lie ahead and to work hard to make those ambitious goals possible. Why settle for less than our very best? When aspiration and hard work are combined, people achieve amazing things.

We are lucky to be a thriving school with a growing intake, a wide level 3 subject offer at post-16, superb extra-curricular opportunities in sports, technology and the creative and performing arts as well as possessing tremendous facilities. If you would like to know more, take a look at our website or arrange a visit. We have open evenings planned for this half-term for prospective students and their parents and you are most welcome to come along and get a feel for what Allestree Woodlands is all about.

Mrs G. Penny - Headteacher

Arranging a visit to Allestree Woodlands School

Please call the school on 01332 551921 or email

School location

Blenheim Drive, Derby, Derbyshire, DE22 2LW

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