Teacher of Psychology

Recruitment Information

Date Posted28 March 2023
Type of RoleFull or Part Time (0.8)
Closing date for applicationsMonday 17 April 2023, 9am
Start DateSeptember 2023

Thank you for your interest in the post of Teacher of Psychology at Ashlyns School. Students of Psychology at Ashlyns are highly motivated and the subject is very popular, achieving excellent results. Our new Teacher of Psychology will inspire students to use scientific study, experiments and class discussion to understand human behaviour and social issues. Please see below a job description as well as further details about the subject, our school and the application process.

Please click here for information about Psychology at Ashlyns School

The A Level programme aims to provide students with a rich, inspiring and broad experience that develops their curiosity and develops their love of learning, and where they can develop an understanding of the mind, brain, behaviour and experience and how the environment in which they exist shapes and influences them.

We explore key psychological theories, develop skills of analysis and interpretation of research, and explore the ethical issues involved in conducting Psychology experiments.

Students study social influence, attachment, and psychopathology, alongside approaches in psychology, issues and debates in psychology, and research methods, and forensic psychology over the two years of study.

We regularly attend the AQA exam revision day in London, as well as attend A-Level focused Psychology conferences, and visit University College London as part of our Summer Project.

Ashlyns is a popular and oversubscribed school with in excess of 1500 students including a growing and successful Sixth Form.  The school was confirmed ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2018 and is focused on continuous improvement to deliver an excellent education for all children, with the aspiration to be rated ‘Outstanding’.  View our Ofsted report here.  View our School Priorities here.

We are a thriving school with a rich heritage. Originally established for the most vulnerable in society, our focus on helping all students to be the very best versions of themselves is central to all we do. It’s our aim that work and study should be joyful; the staff and students at Ashlyns help to create the atmosphere for this to happen. There is a palpable sense of community, professionalism and a culture of high expectations, all of which are underpinned by ethical leadership. 

We hope the information included on our recruitment pages below will give you an insight into our school – the high aspirations,  excellent support and opportunities for our students and staff, the scope of the role and the kind of person we are looking for.

If you want to provide outstanding learning opportunities and exceptional pastoral care for students within a forward-thinking, hard-working school community, we would like to hear from you. 

We welcome visits from prospective candidates prior to application; please see contact details on the application guidance page.

We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you to our school.

Yours faithfully

James Shapland

Julie Laws
Chair of Governors