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Lead Teacher for Psychology and/or Sociology

Egley Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 0NH
Hoe Valley School
Full Time, Part Time
£ Competitive
8th December 2022
Start Date
1st September 2023
16th January 2023 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
1st September 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1293381

Hoe Valley School is

  • An outstanding, heavily oversubscribed secondary school, which opened in September 2015 to serve the local community of South Woking
  • Delivering innovative and exciting lessons to years 7 - 13 with an exciting new Sixth Form opening in September 2023. The Sixth Form will offer an academic suite of A-Level subjects based on student demand that will prepare students for university or apprenticeship
  • Committed to ensuring our students leave us with excellent academic outcomes, the skills to be ‘work-ready’ and the traits of excellent global citizens
  • Following the national curriculum offering an extended day allowing time for additional Maths and English along with time for all students to complete their homework during the compulsory day
  • A Google School with ICT fully embedded in all curriculum areas
  • Committed to learning which is relevant with links to the ‘real world’ of business, higher education and the local community
  • In a state-of-the-art, new School completed in September 2018 on Egley Road, Woking
  • Committed to supporting our staff to have a good work / life balance by offering longer school holidays, bespoke CPD programmes, minimising paperwork and meetings and ultimately by trusting our staff to deliver excellent outcomes

The Role

We are looking for a passionate, talented and rigorous teacher to lead two new subjects in the school. The successful candidate will have the exciting and unique opportunity to shape a KS5 curriculum which is bespoke, challenging and fit for the needs of 21st century life. Having experience in both Psychology and Sociology will be an advantage. There is the potential for leadership roles both pastorally and academically within the Sixth Form for the right candidate.

We will accept applications from ECT’s or more experienced teachers, and whilst the role is advertised as full-time, we will consider applications from teachers looking for a part-time role.

We are looking for an inspirational teacher who embraces creativity, innovation and is always looking for the very best practice in teaching. They will share the School's vision and the belief that all young people can achieve at high levels.

Core Responsibilities (in addition to the Teachers’ Standards)

Teaching and Learning

  • To teach Psychology and or Sociology within the Sixth Form
  • To contribute to the design of the curriculum to ensure it is exciting, relevant, challenging and personalised
  • To ensure all students are making good or outstanding progress and that teaching and learning is of a high standard
  • To contribute to CPD across the School and share best practice via coaching, sharing planning and resources, and following an 'open door' teaching policy
  • To ensure Psychology and Sociology have a high profile across the School through offering vibrant and exciting learning opportunities
  • To ensure that resources are organised and available to promote a purposeful environment for teaching and learning to take place, through a mix of traditional teaching techniques, integrating ICT where appropriate and via project based learning
  • To ensure that classrooms within the faculty present a stimulating environment through the display of students’ work and other exemplar materials
  • To deploy other adults effectively within the classroom, involving them, where appropriate, in the planning and management of student learning

Progress and Attainment

  • To ensure assessment, feedback and monitoring is SMART, accurate and clearly moves students’ learning on across all teachers within the faculty
  • To standardise marking with colleagues both within the School and with partner schools
  • To rigorously analyse student data to inform planning and intervention programmes
  • To lead and attend internal and external meetings as required
  • To feedback to students and parents / carers in line with the School policy

Behaviour and Safety

  • To collaborate closely with parents to ensure they are aware of their child's progress, engaged in their development and in supporting them in their vision for the future
  • To ensure the absolute safety of all students on and off site
  • To model and enforce excellent standards of behaviour within and beyond the faculty
  • To monitor students’ achievement, attendance, uniform, punctuality and behaviour and to respond promptly to issues in line with the School’s policies
  • To participate in the School’s pastoral system as required

School Improvement

  • To support the School’s marketing and recruitment plan through attending open events, contributing to marketing materials and via high quality interactions with feeder primary schools
  • To embody the School’s values both on and off site
  • To coach and mentor colleagues as appropriate
  • To take on any other duties as reasonably required by the Senior Leadership Team

The above list is not exhaustive and may be subject to amendment in due course in discussion with the relevant employee

* refer to Person Specification

Applications are considered as received; appointment could be made prior to closing date


Safeguarding Statement:

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful appointments are subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.
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