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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    16 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS + London Fringe Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

The school is looking for a highly motivated and committed Teacher of Psychology and Sociology. The successful candidate will teach the KS5 curriculum, ensuring that the challenging components are delivered in an inspiring and engaging way that meets the needs of all students. This is a fantastic opportunity to join an established department and contribute to its ambitious vision for the future.

The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and a genuine passion for teaching the subject, with detailed knowledge of the current curriculum and pedagogical developments in Psychology and will share our desire to ensure that all pupils meet their potential in the subject through promoting the highest standards of teaching and learning.

Psychology is a popular subject at TBSHS with three A-Level classes in year 12 and a further three in year 13. Students follow the AQA syllabus including the optional topics of Stress, Forensic Psychology and Relationships. The students at TBSHS are highly motivated and produce high quality work. We are looking for an outstanding practitioner who can maintain high standards and further enhance the department’s success and popularity.

Sociology is also a popular subject at TBSHS and attracts a large number of applicants. There is currently one class of pupils studying A-Level Sociology in Year 12 and one class in Year 13. Students follow the AQA syllabus including the optional topics of Family and Households and Beliefs in Society.

What the school offers its staff

‘Pupils achieve highly at this stunning school’ - Ofsted, May 2023

Educating approximately 1250 students, The Bishop’s Stortford High School provides a single-sex education for boys in Years 7 to 11 and has a thriving mixed sixth form of close to 400 students, including 120 female students. As a result of excellent teaching, our students consistently achieve fantastic academic outcomes at both GCSE and A-Level. “Behaviour is exemplary in lessons and around the school.” which means the school has a calm atmosphere and students are ready to learn. "Pupils are polite, well-mannered and kind.” and “are ambassadors for the school, demonstrating excellent behaviours in all that they do.” (Ofsted 2023)

This is a very exciting time to be joining TBSHS as we are relocating to a brand-new site less than a mile from our current location. We will have a fantastic new learning environment, supported by cutting edge technology, and huge opportunities for the future. Our vast list of extra-curricular activities and trips means students engage positively with school and represent our values with pride. Staff turnover is low, as they feel well-supported and enjoy working here, with many choosing the school for their own children

Commitment to safeguarding

TBSHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of all our children and expects staff to share this commitment. A Disclosure Barring Service check is required for all successful applicants.

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About The Bishop's Stortford High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1194 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01279 868686

Educating approximately 1200 students, The Bishop’s Stortford High School provides a single-sex education for boys in Years 7 to 11 and has a large co-educational sixth form, of which a third are female students.

The school prides itself on being an academic school built on traditional principles and high standards, within a Christian ethos, which is reflected in excellent results. In March 2017 Ofsted judged the school to be Outstanding in every category with their report, highlighting the many strengths and the great opportunities provided.

Arranging a visit to The Bishop's Stortford High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email debbie.landers@tbshs.org.

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