Head of Psychology and Sociology Job Vacancy

Location: Enfield
Contract: Permanent
Sector: Education

We are looking to appoint a forward thinking, dynamic Head of Psychology and Sociology to work in our mixed sex, Secondary school. The school is situated in a diverse and deprived area of Enfield and therefore, applicants that have a community language or knowledge of working within a busy inner London environment will be welcomed.

Our goal is to provide outstanding education and life changing opportunities for all our children. The successful candidate will work collaboratively within a team in a well-established Psychology and Sociology department delivering the existing fully resourced curriculum within the academy, with the opportunity to review and develop the curriculum in line with the Academy’s vision. You will have a natural flair for delivering creative and vibrant lessons that enthuses and motivates all students to want to learn and achieve. You will need have excellent communication skills and work collaboratively with the Head Teacher, SLT team and your direct team.

You will have ongoing support from the senior leadership team and will attend appropriate training and development opportunities. This is a real opportunity to make a difference and put your own stamp on the faculty.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To lead the Psychology and Sociology Department
  • To lead a team of staff in the delivery of the Psychology and Sociology Curriculum so that it engages, enthuses, motivates, and enables pupils to progress
  • To work in partnership with the SLT in the cycle of planning, implementation, review and evaluation of the Department Development Plan
  • To teach to KS3 and KS4 classes as appropriate
  • To develop a KS5 curriculum in preparation for the opening of our 6th Form in September 2023
  • To actively encourage the take up of subject choices in KS4 and KS5
  • To support the academy’s values and ethos by contributing to the development and implementation of policies, practices, and procedures
  •  Monitoring an appropriate level of marking and preparation to support class work
  • To undertake, and when required, deliver or be part of the appraisal system and relevant training and professional development

Person Specification:

  • Right to work in the UK
  •  Qualified to at least degree level
  • Qualified to teach and work in the UK
  •  Ability to teach subject to A Level standard Experience
  • Evidence of being, or having the potential to be, an outstanding teacher of the subject
  • An understanding of the strategies needed to establish consistently high expectations
  • Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence
  • Excellent classroom teacher, or potential to be one, with the ability to reflect on lessons and continually improve their own practice
  • Effective and systematic behaviour management, with clear boundaries, sanctions, praise, and rewards
  • Good inter-personal, communication, planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrates resilience, motivation, and commitment to driving up standards of achievement
  • Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice
  • Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

To apply for this role, please click apply online and upload an updated version of your CV.

The successful candidate will be subject to enhanced clearance through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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