About LAE

Teacher of Psychology

Type of Position:Teaching staff
Subject:Psychology
Salary:£28,550 - £40,800, depending on experience
Start Date:April or September 2020
Closing Date: 09:00 Monday 24th February

London Academy of Excellence (LAE) is seeking to recruit an inspirational and academically successful psychology graduate to teach in this ambitious, selective sixth form. LAE is located in the heart of Stratford, close to the Olympic Park and just two minutes from Stratford Station (zone 2/3), with excellent links to all parts of London.

In 2019, LAE secured outstanding A level results. 93% of grades were A*, A or B and 65% of all grades were A* or A. 200 students progressed to Russell Group universities, including 25 to the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.  Our average grade was an A- and our ALPS 1 value-added score places us in the top 1% of schools nationally for progress. We are delighted to have achieved the best A-level results in east London for five consecutive years.

The school is heavily oversubscribed with more than 3800 applications for 250 places this year and was graded ‘outstanding’ in every category by Ofsted in November 2017. The Sunday Time ranked us third in their list of state sixth form colleges in 2018/19 and named us State Sixth Form of the Year in 2015/16.

The role

We seek someone with strong academic qualifications who is passionate and committed to high academic standards in their subject. A teaching qualification is not necessarily required for this post, but a passion and aptitude for teaching and imparting knowledge is essential. The successful applicant will be joining one of LAE’s most successful departments, which achieved record-breaking results of 80% A*/A, 96% A*-B in summer 2019. Many students hold offers to study psychology at the country’s leading universities.

LAE can offer you:

  • the opportunity to teach your subject to the highest standard to many of the most able and inquisitive young people in east London;
  • regular, high-quality continuous professional development and support;
  • a modern and positive learning environment minutes from the Olympic Park and Stratford Station;
  • collaborative working with our world-class partner schools: Brighton College, Caterham School, Eton College, Forest School, Highgate School and UCS Hampstead. 
  • for NQTs, an excellent support programme, where new teachers are “guided skilfully to develop their practice as part of cohesive and collegiate team” (NPW Quality Assurance report).

How to apply?

Please submit a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 together with the LAE application form to applications@lae.ac.uk no later than 9.00am on Monday, 24 February 2020.

LAE will interview as applications are received and reserves the right to appoint ahead of the deadline. The full job description and our application form are available to view and download from our website. For more information, please contact James Kane, Assistant Head on 020 3301 1480 or email james.kane@lae.ac.uk

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