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Deputy Head of Social Sciences [Teacher of Psychology and Sociology] - Graveney School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

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Full Time
To start September 2024 or January 2025

Would you like the opportunity to work as part of a team of highly experienced and ambitious colleagues? Graveney is an extremely popular and successful 11-18 School, located in South West London, SW17 with the benefit of being situated in beautiful campus style surroundings with excellent facilities and a warm community atmosphere. We have a commitment to providing the best opportunities to all students and to developing the professional skills and career aspirations of our staff, within a supportive and collaborative environment 

Designated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in November 2022 and widely recognised as one of the top 100 state funded schools in the country. 

“Top performing local school again, based on an aggregation of the five key accountability measures…”The Times

Our highly successful Social Science department is seeking to appoint a Deputy Head of Department. The postholder would teach both Psychology and Sociology A-level, and would act as subject leader for Sociology. Both subjects are very popular in our school, and we are proud of our superb academic results. Many of our students progress to pursue Social Science related degrees in higher education.

This role would suit an enthusiastic teacher with excellent subject knowledge, who wishes to join an established and well-resourced department. Teamwork is an integral feature of our work. We would like to appoint a teacher who is organised, innovative in their teaching, and committed to collaboration.

This position would suit an experienced practitioner and is not open to ECTs.

This role offers an exciting opportunity for an inspiring subject teacher to work in a supportive and energetic team. The successful candidate will need to have excellent subject knowledge, be an outstanding teacher who is keen to develop their practice and bring continued success to our students.

An Application Form, Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. Alternatively, they can be found at

Electronic applications should be returned to

Please note that applications will be considered for shortlisting as and when they are received and the Trust reserves the right to close the advert at any time.

Closing date:  Noon, Wednesday 19 June 2024
Interview Dates: Friday 21 June and week commencing 24 June 2024

Graveney Trust is committed to safeguarding and ensuring the well-being and safety of staff and students. All our employees, volunteers and contractors share this commitment and we will carry out Enhanced DBS checks for all appointments as well ensuring that our rigorous pre-recruitment checks are strictly adhered to.

We foster an inclusive culture that promotes equality of opportunity and values diversity creating an environment where the rights and dignity of all members of our community are respected. We promote a culture that allows staff to grow and flourish, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Please note that we do not accept CVs. Strictly no agencies please.

Graveney School
(Graveney School is part of Graveney Trust)
Welham Road
Tooting, London
SW17 9BU
Tel: 020 8682 7000
Principal: Cynthia Rickman

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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