Psychology teacher (Maternity Cover)

Salary: Inner London (competitive salary based on experience and skills)

Start date: September 2019

Contract Type: Full time or Part-time
Contract Term: Maternity Cover

School 21, a 4 to 18 school with a growing reputation for innovation and impact, and is an exciting place in which to grow and develop your teaching craft.


We are looking for an excellent psychology teacher who is passionate about their subject, who is keen to develop their practice in a dynamic and innovative teaching environment. School 21 is an all-through school and your role will have a particular emphasis on leading the teaching of psychology within our new sixth form, Six 21. Ideally, you will be an experienced A-level psychology teacher and it is essential that you have a passion for developing the best pedagogy for that age range.


We believe the teaching of psychology should make regular and sustained connections to the real world, with students learning about how to make hypotheses, design experiments and collect and analyse data. Psychology is a very popular subject within the sixth form, so we are looking for a confident teacher who can contribute to a distinctive and bold vision within the department going forward.

School 21 is a very special and different kind of place to work in. We empower staff to find their voice and their creativity. We offer collaboration and learning across ages and subjects. All staff have more planning time than most schools and a tailored programme of professional development which results in extraordinary outcomes for the students. We offer multiple routes to progression through
subjects and pedagogies. We believe strongly in developing the full potential of all staff.


Since we opened in 2012 we have put learning and teaching at the heart of everything we do. We have developed a unique approach to oracy including setting up a charity, Voice 21 (https://www.voice21.org/) which is already working with several hundred schools. We have also pioneered real world, interdisciplinary learning in collaboration with a network of extraordinary organisations: crea-
tive, artistic, high tech, professional.

At School 21, we believe that the purpose of education is to develop the whole child: head (academics), heart (character and well-being) and hand (generating ideas, problem solving, creating extraordinary authentic outcomes).

School 21 has established a strong track record - an outstanding ofsted, excellent GCSE results and a growing reputation, for example being the first and only international case study chosen by US educators, Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/school/school-21.

Closing date: 9am on Monday, 20th May 2019          Interview date: week commencing 20th May 2019

School 21, Pitchford Street, London, E15 4RZ      T:  020 8262 2121     E:  info@school21.org.uk

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