This job expired on 17 April 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 March 2023

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Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Social sciences

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full time Please note that flexibility regarding working hours will be considered, from 0.60 FTE to full-time. Part time Please note that flexibility regarding working hours will be considered, from 0.60 FTE to full-time.

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What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Have the ability to teach Psychology and Sociology to A level and be able to communicate your enthusiasm for both subjects to students of all abilities.
  • Have the ability to teach GCSE Sociology (AQA).
  • Be familiar with the AQA specification requirements for A level in both Psychology and Sociology.
  • Have the ability to possibly teach Criminology to sixth form students, WJEC board.
  • Be able to raise achievement through motivating, challenging and inspiring students.
  • Be a strong supporter of the school’s ethos and vision.
  • Have excellent teaching skills and good classroom management.
  • Have the flexibility to deliver some aspects of Health & Social Care, if the timetable requires it.

What the school offers its staff

  • We value our staff and recognise the importance of providing ongoing training opportunities. As a growing Trust, we are also able to offer opportunities for promotion and fresh challenges as new roles arise regularly.
  • Our active Staff Wellbeing Groups create an effective channel for staff to be heard, and underpins our commitment to cultivating a supportive working environment which allows staff to flourish and achieve their full potential.
  • Our extensive induction programme supports staff every step of the way.
  • Full access to the Health Assured Employee Assistance Programme, which is designed to help staff deal with any personal or professional problems. Staff have access to free legal advice, medical information, counselling sessions, online self-help tools, factsheets and the wellbeing portal.

Further details about the role

The Social Sciences department at both Hampton College and Hampton Gardens are enthusiastic, creative and friendly departments. We strongly believe in the full engagement of all students to achieve their potential through a range of exciting and innovative teaching and learning strategies. The Social Sciences department prides itself on a cross-curricular, collaborative approach, and places great emphasis on constructive self-evaluation.

The subjects included in the department are Psychology, Sociology, and Criminology. At KS4, Sociology is offered following AQA. At KS5, Criminology is offered as an Applied Diploma equivalent to A’ level. Additionally, we follow AQA at A’ level for Sociology and Psychology.

Commitment to safeguarding

Hampton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will require an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.

In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education, the school will consider carrying out an online search as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

Full details are contained with our Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy and Recruitment and Selection Policy, which are available via our website, or on request.

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About Hampton Gardens Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1157 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
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Hampton Gardens is an 11-19 free school which opened in September 2017 to an initial intake of 180 Year 7 students. When full, the school will accommodate 1200 students in years 7-11 and 300 students in Sixth Form.

Hampton Gardens is part of the Hampton Academies Trust who also run the highly successful and popular Hampton College all-through school, Hampton Lakes Primary School and Dogsthorpe Infant School. HAT schools have very close links and some shared staff.

Arranging a visit to Hampton Gardens Secondary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jobs@hamptonacademiestrust.org.uk.

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