Head of Psychology (and Deputy Coordinator: Humanities for the right candidate)
TLR (highly competitive salary, based on experience, with opportunity to become a Specialist Leader of Education, with further salary enhancement)
‘This is an outstanding school. Teachers have high expectations of their students, who respond by producing excellent work.’ (OFSTED, June 2015)
High aspirations? Looking for an exciting new challenge? Our Academy is a vibrant and exciting place to work and was graded as outstanding in all areas by Ofsted in June 2015. In 2016, Magna achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.52, placing us well within the top 5% of highest performing schools nationally.
We have a desire to be in the top 1%. Our systems ensure you can really focus on your core purpose – teaching, in a sustainable way,
reducing your workload through:
tight, robust and no-nonsense behaviour systems
all detentions are centralised, including homework detentions
a feedback policy focused on whole class feedback, eliminating the need for hours and
hours of marking
highly visible and supportive senior leaders
‘The behaviour of students is outstanding. They are exceptionally keen to learn, and show real enthusiasm in lessons.’ (OFSTED, June 2015)
We are looking for an exceptional individual to play an important role in our unique and growing Academy. The successful candidate will be an experienced teacher of A Level Psychology, and also be able to teach, at least one of either, Sociology (GCSE/A Level), Geography or History at KS3 or KS4. This is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious practitioner, who wants to lead the Psychology
A Level (which is very popular) and assist in the leadership of the Humanities Faculty, making a real impact on further driving up attainment and progress in Humanities.
As a rapidly growing academy, that will be at full capacity in 2019, and as a newly designated NCTL Teaching School, you would be joining us at a very exciting time and become part of a vibrant learning community that will offer you fantastic opportunities for CPD, career development, future promotions and for you to be able to make your mark. You would be able to study for the NPQML/NPQSL and have excellent progression opportunities to eventually become an Assistant Principal as the Academy, Teaching School and MAT continue to grow. As a Teaching School, you would also have the opportunity to become a Specialist Leader of Education (SLE).
With great students who behave impeccably, an outstanding team of staff, state of the art facilities, and a very pleasant location in beautiful Dorset, Magna Academy offers an excellent opportunity for an ambitious, talented individual looking to develop their career. Ofsted highlighted our very effective staff training and support and outstanding CPD. We have a very comprehensive, and effective, development programme, bringing all subject areas together every week to share best practice.
We teach a challenging academic curriculum for all students. We are driven by a desire, at the core of our mission, to get the best possible results for all of our students, no matter what their starting points or circumstances.
‘Students make exceptional progress.’ (OFSTED, June 2015)
We would be delighted to show you around our Academy in order to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment.
How to Apply
Application forms and further details on the role are available from: www.aatmagna.org/82/vacancies or Zoe Challis, email@example.com or 01202 604222
Closing date for applications: Apply immediately, interviewing shortly.
Learn more about Magna Academy at: www.aatmagna.org
Magna Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post.