Head of Psychology

Permanent, full time

Talk to us about Flexible Working options

Salary: TLR & UPS according to experience

To start: September 2023

The Bulmershe School are looking to employ an inspirational, dynamic and well-skilled Head of Psychology to join our Social Science Faculty. Psychology is a subject offered to our rapidly growing 6th form and follows the WJEX/Eduqas syllabus. You will be expected to pass on your passion for the subject in a stimulating and exciting way, offering opportunities for students to learn a variety of historical and current psychological approaches, principles of behaviour and explore scientific and contemporary psychological research.

Our diverse and inclusive school means that we can offer you a varied, vibrant and rewarding working environment. Our teaching staff are supported by a dedicated and experienced team and as a department we have regular opportunities to share best practice and undertake development training.


Strategic Direction:

  • Promote the subject, its importance, and the value that it brings across the school
  • Have a good understanding of how well the subject is being delivered and the impact it has on student achievement
  • Use this understanding to feed into the school development plan and produce an action plan for the subject
  • Liaise with our feeder primary schools on the transition of the subject to secondary school to ensure that progression is built into the curriculum
  • Work proactively and effectively in collaboration and partnership with learners, parents/carers, governors, other staff and external agencies in the best interests of students


  • Teach Eduqas A-level Psychology to years 12 and 13
  • Teach AQA Psychology at KS4
  • Pro-active and innovative lesson planning and assessment
  • Responsible for the learning and achievement of all students in your classes, ensuring equality of opportunity for all
  • Responsible and accountable for achieving the highest possible standards in work and conduct
  • Treat students with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect, and at all times observing proper boundaries appropriate to a teacher’s professional position

The Ideal Candidate should

  • be an outstanding leader and classroom teacher, and have high expectations of all learners and colleagues
  • be able to build strong relationships with colleagues
  • be able to motivate students of all levels and abilities
  • be innovative and confident when making change
  • be committed to the happiness and wellbeing of everyone at the school
  • have excellent verbal and written skills

Why join The Bulmershe School

The Bulmershe School is a heavily oversubscribed school which sits at the heart of the community. We are a mixed local authority, 11-18 school of approximately 1,400 students, who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We work closely with our parents, partners and feeder school to achieve the best outcomes for all of our students. We were rated as ‘Good’ in our last OFSTED report and are aiming for Outstanding.

We believe that The Bulmershe is a school where you can really make a difference. To find out more about The Bulmershe School and this specific opportunity, please take a look at the attached vacancy pack. We look forward to your application.

How to Apply

  1. If you’d like to find out more about role, the school, or to talk to us about options for flexible working – call: 0118 935 3353 to arrange to meet us for coffee and a chat
  2. Ready to apply? Please complete our application form (CVs will not be accepted)
  3. Email your application and equal opportunities form to the Assistant School Business Manager, Ms Bagley: vbagley@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

The Bulmershe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references. Note: This job description is not your contract of employment or any part of it. It has been prepared only for the purpose of school organisation and may change either as your contract changes or as the organisation of the school is changed. Nothing will be changed without consultation. 


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Equal Opportunities Form 06th Feb 2023 Download
Teacher Application Form 18th Jan 2023 Download
Vacancy Pack - Head of Psychology 28th Apr 2023 Download