Contract Type: Full Time
Head of Department
Job Start Date: 2019-09-01
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
School Type:
Independent Senior
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 4-18
Pupil Gender: Female
Address: 2 Cleveland Road, Ealing, London W13 8AX
Ofsted Ranking: Independent School


Head of Psychology

For September 2019

Full Time


Notting Hill & Ealing High School, one of London’s leading independent girls’ day schools, has an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to lead this thriving and popular department. The successful candidate will teach Psychology up to A Level and university entrance (including Oxbridge).

We are looking for a well-qualified graduate of Psychology with a passion for the subject and excellent subject knowledge, with good organisational and time management skills.

If you are a good communicator who can enthuse and inspire about the teaching of Psychology and the ways in which it can be further developed and encouraged, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Psychology at NHEHS

Psychology at NHEHS is all about developing a love for the subject beyond the realms of the specification. It is an popular subject in the school. Through ‘psychological insights’ lessons, talks from visiting specialists and practical projects, such as visiting real life court cases, students are given the opportunity to explore how their learning in the classroom applies to the real world. The Psychology Department works closely with the Science faculty providing outreach opportunities such as Forensics day and whole school initiatives such as Science week. Psychology students are encouraged to be autonomous and independent; they run their own Psychology club, invite speakers in and contribute greatly throughout the year to the Science faculty as a whole. Psychology results have been consistently excellent with many of our students going on to read Psychology at university with many securing places on competitive courses.

Teaching at NHEHS

“Teaching here is all about being able to have in-depth conversations with students about your subject and helping to enthuse them with the same passion as you have. Teaching at NHEHS is exactly what I imagined teaching would be like when I got my first teaching job; it’s what teaching should be!”

– Head of Department

About the School

NHEHS is a leading academic day school. Our girls are ambitious, bright, enthusiastic and eager to learn and we offer a warm and supportive community. We occupy a site in suburban, leafy, west Ealing with excellent transport links. As part of the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

  • Membership of Teaching Staff Pension Scheme
  • Access to the GDST central training and development programme
  • Up to 50% discount on fees for children at GDST schools
  • Training grants for obtaining further qualifications
  • Season Ticket Loans: Interest free loans for travel are available to staff to enable them to buy annual season tickets
  • Computer Loans: Interest free loans are available to staff to enable them to buy a computer for personal use at home
  • Cycle Scheme: the School is part of the scheme which enables staff to purchase bicycles and equipment at a tax advantageous rate and pay for the equipment over 12 months
  • Lunches: free lunches are provided to all staff during term time
  • Four weeks’ study leave for teachers after ten years’ continuous service
  • Accredited NQT induction
  • There is a possibility of accommodation for September 2019

Closing date: 20th May (12pm) but early applications are welcomed. Interviews will take place on Thursday 23rd May.

NHEHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS. Applications will be considered only from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.

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About Notting Hill and Ealing High School

Notting Hill and Ealing High School is an independent day school for girls aged 4 – 18 located in Ealing, London. Founded in 1873, we recently celebrated our 140th birthday, the school has always been a leader in education for girls enjoying a reputation for academic excellence at both the junior and senior levels.

Notting Hill & Ealing High School has a long tradition of academic excellence and creativity within an exceptionally warm and supportive environment.

Our girls are well grounded, confident and independent. They are proud of their school and value kindness and laughter, fun and friendship. This is a place where tolerance and mutual respect are nurtured; where you can be yourself. With a wide variety of activities and opportunities, and a strong emphasis on charitable giving, everyone can enjoy being part of a vibrant community and express their passion for learning, and for life.