Teacher of Psychology
Required for September 2019
Part Time – 45% timetable (but this may increase in future academic years)
Situated in the heart of rural Cheshire, Alderley Edge School for Girls is a purpose built school with a dynamic staff, hardworking, motivated pupils and excellent facilities.
Applications are invited for a well-qualified, innovative and self-motivated graduate to deliver A level within this highly successful Department. This is a well established and very popular subject in which our pupils consistently achieve excellent results. Alderley Edge School for Girls is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and DBS.
About Alderley Edge School for Girls
AESG has a very special feel about it – it is a warm, welcoming and caring community which is large enough to be able to offer every opportunity but small enough to know each girl as an individual and to treat her as such. In many ways it is quite unique: it was formed in 1999 as a merger between two all-girls’ schools in the village, one Anglican (Woodard) and one Roman Catholic (Sisters of St Joseph) and is now proud to be an ecumenical school, founded very strongly on the Christian values represented by these two bodies. There is a chaplaincy team which includes a lay RC Chaplain as well as the clergy of the Church of England and Methodist churches in the village and together they oversee the spiritual life of the school. However we also welcome many girls who are not Christians, and our school is a particularly popular option for families who want an education for their daughters with a strong moral framework, based on respect for self and respect for others.
We were inspected by ISI in February of this year and received excellent in every category, as well as Outstanding in every category in the EYFS. This was a very pleasing achievement and represented the tremendous effort put in by everyone in the school community. The comments that came back from the parents and pupils in the questionnaire were stunning, our RI comments that they were some of the strongest she had every read, and were reinforced when she met the parents in interview. Indeed one of our (perceptive) Year 5 girls told the Inspector that “this is a Mary Poppins school – practically perfect in every way”.
We aim to focus on four aspects: academic, enrichment, spirituality and all-girls – and these are the pillars of our aims. Our school vision – “aspire not to have more but to be more” – reminds the girls that it is who they are inside that matters and encourages them to aim high and to achieve success, whatever that may look like for them. Girls leave us at 18 destined for a range of universities and courses, including Oxbridge, medicine and vet science, and we are equally proud of all our girls when they achieve their potential in a huge variety of fields.
The staff at school work incredibly hard but it is a tremendously rewarding and exciting place to work. The school is financially comfortable and there has been substantial investment in all areas of the school over many years, with plans for much more to come. It is a popular choice, whether for Nursery, Reception, Seniors or VI Form.
Although it is in the famous (infamous?) village of Alderley Edge, many of our pupils and staff live in the local area and travel in by school bus, car or train. The pupils are delightfully normal, keen to learn and succeed as well as to participate in the many exciting opportunities available to them here.