Teach A-level and Foundation students

Key facts


  • Bournemouth, UK

Reporting to

  • Director of Studies, Academic Programmes

Type of contract

  • Fixed Term Contract, annually renewable. 
  • Part-time with possibility of full-time with additional responsibilities for UCAS or Pastoral Tutoring

How to apply

  • To apply for this position or to request further information, please contact izabela.szatmari@kingseducation.com

Deadline for applications

  • 12th June 2023

Anticipated start date

  • 4th September 2023

Role description

The Teacher of Psychology is a key member of the teaching team at Kings Bournemouth, based in the Academic Department and working with the Director of Studies and Course Coordinators. Working closely with the College’s management, he/she facilitates effective learner-centred teaching and the academic progress of students in the College's A-level.

Responsibilities also include the management of teaching and learning records, reporting, collaboration with subject-teaching peers, and taking a lead in Group Tutor pastoral duties. This post requires professional and responsible conduct and the demonstration of Kings values at all times.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach their specialist subject or subjects at A-Level to small groups of international students, including 1:1s, as necessary and other activities as required;
  • Ensure that all lessons are planned with clear aims, varied tasks and materials, and learning outcomes;
  • Support the school’s aims and objectives for teaching and learning;
  • Ensure that all lessons are delivered in line with the departmental schemes of work and school policies;
  • Take into account the differing needs of students and adapt teaching approaches to meet the behavioural, linguistic, and cultural challenges students may face;
  • Support student-centred learning and autonomy at all times;
  • Check that all subject matter is effectively communicated and understood by all groups of students;
  • Provide a positive role model for students, demonstrating and supporting the school’s positive behaviour management policies;
  • Know and meet the criteria of inspection bodies such as Ofsted and British Council;
  • Ensure that there is a high standard of display work in the classroom and school.
  • Keep up-to-date and accurate records of student attendance, progress, attainment and conduct in line with departmental and school policy;
  • Ensure that homework and other course work is marked and recorded accurately and punctually, to include effective learner feedback and guidance for improvement;
  • Perform a Tutor role to a small group of students, providing academic, pastoral, behavioural and developmental support;
  • Participate in the after-school clubs or detention duties when required;
  • Enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the Academic Department and through sharing resources and good practice, lesson observation, collaborative teaching and peer training;
  • Use technology effectively and efficiently in teaching, planning and administration;
  • Manage email and other communications in an efficient, professional and timely way.
  • Make a positive contribution to the efficient running of the Department, including attending meetings in the Academic Department as and when required;
  • Set and mark examinations, report writing, markbook management and academic assessment;
  • Take part in the performance management process, including appraisals or reviews, peer observations, formal observations and professional target setting;
  • Undertake training and development as and when required, both on and offsite;
  • Undertake administrative and other academic team tasks as delegated by the Director of Academic Programmes;
  • Be prepared to take training such as Safeguarding, and promote the welfare of children and young people, in according with Kings policies.
  • Keep work areas tidy and well-organised, and leave classrooms clean, neat and secure;
  • Follow absence procedures and to provide cover for absent teachers or staff as required;
  • To dress and act professionally, in accordance with the Kings HR Manual and the Staff Handbook;
  • Be onsite for the contracted hours and to arrive at school, lessons and other appointments punctually;
  • Communicate with colleagues and students in a respectful and professional manner and uphold and demonstrate the school’s ethos and values at all times.

To undertake such other duties as may reasonably be asked of you by your line manager or a senior manager

Kings Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:

  • Excellent academic qualifications (preferably with QTS status) and subject knowledge
  • Be adept at producing and sharing teaching resources
  • Be capable of delivering dynamic and effective lessons to the full age and ability range of students
  • Be an innovative classroom teacher capable of helping to develop a syllabus that brings Chemistry to life for our students
  • Have highly effective communication skills for dealing with international students
  • Have willingness to engage with CPD

Desirable attributes include:

  • Experience of teaching the subject to groups of student who are not native speakers of English
  • Experience of preparing students for examinations up to A Level standard
  • Experience of advising students preparing to make university applications.

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to: izabela.szatmari@kingseducation.com.

Applications should be made: By 12th June 2023

Interviews will commence: As soon as application has been received and considered, therefore it is in your interest to apply as soon as possible.

Successful appointment will be dependent upon:

  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Confirmation of right to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory references (including confirmation of no child safeguarding concerns)

Kings is an Equal Opportunities employer and we adhere to the principles of equal opportunity in all aspects of our recruitment process.

It is Kings Education's policy not to communicate further with applicants other than those who are shortlisted or a position.

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