Psychology Teacher

Closing Date: 18 December 2023 Telephone: 01865203988
Salary: £33,520 to £35,682
Employment Term: Full TimePermanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the successful and energetic team at Oxford International College, a small college specializing in the teaching of GCSEs and A-levels to academically ambitious international students whose aims are to get into the top Universities. Oxford International College consistently receives extremely impressive A-level results and recent ISI inspection reports state that the college “exceeds expectations for the quality of education”.

Main Purposes:

  • To develop and continuously improve the quality of Psychology offered to the students through promoting the highest standards of education, equality of opportunity and an environment that is conducive to excellence in learning and teaching.
  • To promote the guiding principles of the college – integrity, positivity, respect, compassion and service.
  • To teach A-level, AS-level and GCSE Psychology as required to groups of students from all abilities.
  • To ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims and objectives.
  • To ensure that all lessons are delivered in line with the agreed schemes of work and school policies.
  • To take into account the differing abilities of students and to differentiate work accordingly.
  • To be willing to teach university admission tests associated with your subjects.
  • To assist students with preparation for their university interviews and to create and conduct mock interviews.
  • To be willing to be involved in college competitions, in particular those related to your subjects.
  • To encourage all students to be actively engaged in their own learning and in reviewing their progress against targets.
  • To create a positive classroom atmosphere.
  • To encourage and nurture intellectual curiosity.
  • To deal with inappropriate behaviour quickly and effectively according to the school behaviour policy.
  • To check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all groups of students.
  • To set appropriate tasks and challenges for SCITs and other tests and to ensure that they are promptly marked with constructive feedback.
  • To keep careful records of student progress in line with College policy.
  •  To ensure that there is a high standard of display work in the classroom, which is changed frequently.
  • To keep work areas tidy and well organised.
  • To attend scheduled college meetings.
  • To work with College colleagues to formulate plans which have coherence and relevance to the needs of the individual students.
  • To help develop Psychology resources for the College where appropriate.
  • To participate in Psychology events such as trips.
  • To ensure that SCIT (Saturday) tests are recorded on the portal.
  • To meet parents and attend parents evenings face to face or via Teams.

Duties and Responsibilities

Your duties will include but will not be limited to:

  • To teach Psychology for up to 28 contact hours per week.
  • To share expertise with other tutors of Psychology and, where required by the Deputy Principal for Teaching and Learning or by the Director of Studies, to observe the lessons of these tutors for the purpose of offering support, constructive feedback and guidance to these tutors.
  • To cultivate a commitment to progress in the standards of teaching and learning.
  • To meticulously plan lessons and give guidance to other teachers of Psychology in relation to lesson plans.
  • To track student progress through regular testing and benchmarking and to include two mock examination periods in each year.
  • To write termly reports and if requested to assist in reviewing the termly reports of other tutors of Psychology.
  • To circulate termly reports to parents, guardians and agents where appropriate.
  • To promote the general care of the college by demonstrating awareness of what is needed and making the necessary responses or recommendations.
  • To assist with UCAS applications.
  • To provide and mark admissions tests.

Salary and Benefits

  • Pension scheme once probationary period has come to an end
  • 10.5 weeks holiday
  • Competitive Salary

Start date: 1st January 2024

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Oxford International College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. As such, successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check as well as the usual prohibition checks and provide two referees.