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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 5


Psychology, Sociology

Working pattern

Part time: Part-Time 0.6FTE (3 days per week)

Contract type

Fixed term - This post is temporary for academic year 24/25 in the first instance, with a view to the role becoming permanent for September 2025, subject to curriculum demand.

Pay scale

MS1 - UPS3

What skills and experience we're looking for

Head of Centre: Mrs Janette Shea

Teacher of Sociology/Psychology 0.6FTE (MPS1 to UPS3)

Outwood Academy Valley is a popular and oversubscribed school in Worksop, North Nottinghamshire. The academy has 1500 students aged 11 to 16 and shares a Post 16 Centre, which has 500 students, with Outwood Academy Portland. The Post 16 Centre is just a two-minute walk from the school. Both sites have excellent facilities providing a modern and motivational learning and working environment. Outwood Post 16 Centre builds on the great work of the Outwood Academies in Worksop to provide first class A level education.

Courses are delivered by many of the same outstanding teachers who teach at Outwood Academy Portland and Outwood Academy Valley and also include specialist Post 16 teachers to provide students with a unique mix that generates the very best experience. Outwood’s amazingly successful teaching styles continue to expand so students at the Post 16 Centre receive even greater levels of challenge and development, while continuing to build on their collaboration skills, leadership styles and higher order communication techniques that we have embedded at GCSE.

The Academy wishes to appoint an inspiring and enthusiastic Sociology/Psychology specialist, who will work with our team that offers outstanding A Level provision. An excellent knowledge and understanding of the subject at Key Stage 5 is essential, as is a passion for Sociology. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students and share our single goal of ‘students first’. Your relentless drive will ensure our students gain the best possible outcomes.

Being part of Outwood Grange Academies Trust means that all staff have access to excellent opportunities for professional development at all levels, with scope to build a career across a range of schools. There is an opportunity for subject specific CPD and in school support to ensure that quality teaching and learning leads to outstanding outcomes for all students.

We believe that all teaching and support staff posts at our Academy are key posts in terms of supporting student success and achievement across a broad range of subjects and experiences. As such we are keen to recruit a dedicated and ambitious professional who will add value to our Academy in both academic terms and through involvement in the fabric of learning and success beyond the classroom.

If you are interested in this role and have any questions please email Janette Shea, Head of Centre (j.shea@p16worksop.outwood.com), you are also invited to visit the Worksop Post 16 Centre by arrangement. This post is temporary for academic year 24/25 in the first instance, with a view to the role becoming permanent for September 2025, subject to curriculum demand.

What the school offers its staff

What will we do for you?

  • A competitive salary with pay progression
  • A fantastic pension and additional benefits
  • Flexible family friendly policies from day one
  • Wellbeing and Employee Assistance Programme
  • Our Workload Charter with guaranteed CPD every week and much more(for teaching roles)

We reserve the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at 12 noon, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made in accordance with safer recruitment practices and the statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education. Online checks will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates, and all appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and checks regarding suitability to work with children.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Outwood Academy Valley

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1741 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01909 504090

Outwood Academy Valley is an oversubscribed 11 - 18 academy in the North of Nottinghamshire at the gateway to the famous Dukeries, including Clumber Park. Situated in Worksop, a vibrant town with a historic market centre, mining heritage and growing commuter links for nearby cities, including Sheffield.

Arranging a visit to Outwood Academy Valley

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email j.shea@p16worksop.outwood.com.

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