Start Date: Friday 11th June 2021
Closing Date: Monday 21st June 2021
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 28th June 2021
Salary: Teachers Main Pay Range (£25,714) to Upper Pay Range 1 (£38,690), also suitable for an NQT
Contract Type: Temporary

Job Title: A Level Teacher of Psychology, Maternity

Hours: 3 days a week (some flexibility)

Start Date:  November 2021 (expected up until end of May 2022)

Salary: Teachers Main Pay Range (£25,714) to Upper Pay Range 1 (£38,690), also suitable for an NQT

Responsible to:  Assistant Headteacher

 Thomas Gainsborough School and Sixth Form is a consistently high performing, well resourced, and truly comprehensive 11-18 school, with a firm belief in excellence for each and every student, with high expectations for success, placing students at the heart of their curriculum.

As a popular and successful school we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hard working Teacher of A Level Psychology.

For this role there will be a companion teacher working two days a week, the scheme of work and resources are well established. The course we deliver is AQA. The teaching groups will be shared with the existing teacher.

We also have a separate Sixth Form centre for our thriving Key Stage 5 students. The number of students choosing to join us at age 16 from other providers continues to grow, leading to us increasing our range of courses and number of Key Stage 5 teachers. This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher, at any stage of their career, with a passion for psychology to develop their teaching and continue their career progression.

Our Sixth Form teaching and leadership team is experienced, very supportive and expectations for students are high.

We continue to invest in high quality professional development and provide a range of employee benefits. We are closely linked to the Unity Research School and lead the way in many local and national initiatives including being an EdTech Demonstrator School and an ArtsMark platinum school. We provide excellent care and support for our staff and students. There are Lead Practitioners within the school to support colleagues in continually improving their practice. We also regularly welcome trainee teachers and are a hub for local professional development and the dissemination of research.

The school and Sixth Form centre is located just south of Sudbury in Suffolk and is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

We are looking for someone who:

●Has experience of teaching Psychology

●Is committed to high standards and ensuring that all groups of students make progress

●Is willing to work flexibly

●Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills

●Is able to solve problems and be proactive

●Has an excellent sense of humour

If you would like to visit the school in preparation for making an application, or would like to speak to someone about this exciting opportunity, then please contact Mrs K Fuller (Headteacher’s PA),, 01787 375232. You can find out more about this opportunity and our thriving community at

Many of our staff work flexibly in different ways including part-time working. For this role we are open to discussing the possibility of reduced hours of flexible start and end times. Please talk to us at the interview stage about the flexibility you would like and we will explore what’s possible for this role.

During this period of on site support for children of key workers we are still open and staff will be available to speak to you. The interview process will be well supported to be personal, fair and flexible and is likely to be conducted on site in line with our current risk assessment.

Closing date:      Monday 21 June 2021, 9 am

Interviews:         Week commencing Monday 28 June 2021