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Job Vacancy

Teacher of Psychology

Waingels College, Reading, Berkshire

Reading, Berkshire
Closing date
Friday 14th July
Interview date(s)
To be confirmed
Start date
September 2023

Waingels is a very successful 11 to 18 Comprehensive school serving its local community. Our successes and achievements can be attributed to our commitment to establish and grow a Better Never Stops culture, providing a safe, inclusive and rich learning environment where students feel safe and valued. We set high standards and expect all our students and staff to be respectful, kind, resilient and proud of our school, our achievements and our community. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated department and will have the opportunity to teach at KS3, 4 and 5.

Our values underpin our “Waingels Ready” expectations that we have for everyone within the Waingels community. These expectations form the basis of everything we do, and everything we believe in as a school and as a community.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative teacher who has the ability to teach Psychology up to A Level and work collaboratively within the popular Social Sciences department. There are also opportunities to develop into the wider leadership of the Social Sciences department for the right candidate.

The Social Science department contains a wealth of subject specialists and is a passionate, respected and supportive department. The Social Science department is a growing department and contains a real variety of subjects which are popular throughout our students’ education (Psychology, Religious Studies, PSHE, Sociology, Health and Social Care, Criminology and Citizenship) and Psychology is offered both at GCSE and A Level with enthusiastic uptake in both key stages (AQA).

We are looking to appoint someone who is confident that they can deliver high quality lessons. The successful candidate will be able to feed into the wider character of our department.

We were very pleased with our recent Ofsted feedback (February 2018) and how it has endorsed the achievements, improvements and direction that we are travelling in. Ofsted noted that:

- Waingels “continues to be a good school…where standards are rising rapidly”

- Staff feel that they are “valued as their opinions are considered when reshaping practices” and that “people have the courage to try new things and we share success”

- “Pupils behave well in lessons and have a good attitude towards learning”- “As a result of improvements that leaders have implemented, standards are rising rapidly

Our students follow an academic core curriculum throughout Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4. This includes the study of History, Geography and a Language as well as English, Maths and Science. But our students also have the opportunity to do a range of practical and vocational subjects including a wide range of creative and performing arts, physical education and other humanities like Business studies, Psychology and Economics.

If you feel your values and ethos align with ours, this is an exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for someone with energy and vision that is ambitious for themselves and the young people of the school. You will have a growth mindset and believe in offering dynamic Computing learning across the Key Stages.

Working with us offers you the opportunity to;

Join a positive school where effort and success is celebratedEngage in excellent and personalised professional development opportunities

Have the support of a dynamic leadership team to ‘take risks’ in a supportive environmentSo, if…

-you have a passion for teaching and learning…

-you believe in curriculum innovation and enjoy thinking strategically…

-you believe in an aspirational education…

-you believe that better never stops……

Waingels is the place for you to pursue and advance your career!

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How to apply

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews arranged accordingly.

Please apply on our website https://www.waingels.wokingham...

Our staff and students are proud of our school and we would be happy to welcome you if you would like to come and have a closer look. Please feel free to contact us for an informal conversation about this exciting role. Please telephone the college on 0118 969 0336 or email the Headteacher’s Personal Assistant, Jane Jennings, on JENjjn@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk

Download an application pack from our website www.waingels.wokingham.sch.uk

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews arranged accordingly.

The college is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and to promoting the welfare of all staff and students

Contact details

Name: Jane Jennings
Email: JenJJN@waingels.wokingham.sch.uk
Tel: 01189690336
Address: Waingels College, Waingels Road Woodley, Berkshire Reading, Berkshire RG5 4RF United Kingdom

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