Teacher of Psychology

Hampstead School, London


Job details

Job role Suitable for NQTs
Subject Psychology
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Main pay range 6, £30,480 to £41,482

Job summary

An exciting opportunity to work at Hampstead School, working with the teams within to deliver an appropriately broad, relevant & differentiated curriculum for our students. Hampstead School offers outstanding employee support and CPD.

What we offer
• A collaborative department that is experienced, innovative and supportive
• Consistently strong results with high uptake at KS4 and KS5, and many students taking the subject at university
• The opportunity to contribute to a unique KS3 curriculum ‘PPS’ (Politics, Psychology, Sociology)
• The opportunity to learn and develop your teaching of Psychology, as well contribute to the department and faculty as a whole

We need you to be
• A highly-reflective teacher who wants to develop and improve their practice
• Committed to having strong relationships with staff and students
• Passionate about teaching Psychology at both GCSE and A Level
• Interested in evidenced-based teaching strategies that help students in their learning

Essential educational requirements

Relevant degree/ PGCE or equivalent

Essential qualifications

Relevant degree/ PGCE or equivalent

Essential skills and experience

• Successful teaching experience at:
(i) a school or
(ii) on teaching practice
• Imaginative and able teacher with the ability to engage and relate to students of all ability
• Evident skills of communication both verbal and non-verbal
• Knowledge of how students learn and the range of teaching and learning styles that may facilitate effective curriculum delivery

Employee benefits

• As a people-centred organisation we offer an outstanding employee support package
• Hampstead School has an amazing record of professional development leading to rapid career progression at all levels.
• Bike to work scheme
• Season Ticket Loan

More on how to apply

School overview

School type LA Maintained School
Education phase Secondary
School size 1308 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Hampstead School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email vacancies@hampsteadschool.org.uk

About Hampstead School

Hampstead School is Camden’s largest maintained comprehensive School, educating 1335 students (including 285 in our stand-alone Sixth Form). The school is oversubscribed with a waiting list in all years, admitting 7 forms of entry from over 70 primary schools. Founded in 1961 as a mixed comprehensive school, Hampstead School has remained firmly committed to inclusive and nurturing education; quality of relationships based on respect and responsibility underpin all our endeavours. This continues to be epitomised in our motto “Learning Together Achieving Together”.

Reflecting our part of North West London, Hampstead School’s intake is predominantly from the local areas of Kilburn, West Hampstead, Cricklewood and Willesden. Our learners represent the diversity of our communities with over 70 languages spoken by our 50%+ bilingual students.

The school has been almost completely rebuilt over the past 5 years with our modern inspiring facilities offering a vibrant and brilliantly equipped place to work and study.

Ofsted noted that “Staff really like working at the school. They feel valued and very well supported. This is an exciting, dynamic place to work, and its vitality greatly benefits the pupils. Our equally diverse staff is well supported and encouraged to achieve their career aspirations. They share their passion for learning and commitment to delivering outstanding education to our students through our Kaizen approach. Consequently, we are proud of our terrific record of staff development, second-to-none, whereby posts arise because of the excellent career progression that teachers at Hampstead School experience.

Our package includes: Our own school Teaching & Learning Professional Development (weekly), Professional on site coaching, Further bespoke CPD through Camden Learning, Thorough New Qualified Teacher (NQT) programme and strong track record of working with Teach First, Teaching Leaders and Future Leaders, Support for your well-being through our well-being team, and 24/7 Access to a personal employee assistance helpline, Access to counsellors, occupational health and mental health practitioners on-site, Free eye care vouchers and annual onsite free flu jab, Salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to work, Family friendly absence policies such as paid time-off for primary school plays, child-care emergencies and house moves, Guarantees to work-life balance such as no expectation of excess presenteeism or to open e-mails out-of-school hours, Hampstead School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhance DBS check, Hampstead School is close to Cricklewood Thameslink Station and close to the triple transport hub of West Hamsptead stations (Tube; London Overground; Thameslink). A number of buses stop close to the school including the C11 at the dedicated Hampstead School bus stop.

School location

Westbere Road, London, NW2 3RT