Psychology Teacher

Date listed
14 May, 2019
Application deadline
06 June, 2019

Welcome to Ada!

We are the Government’s National College for Digital Skills, passionate about educating, supporting and creating the next generation of digital pioneers. We are a small, specialist college committed to supporting our students to progress onto highly skilled roles in the digital sector. So many of these roles require a focus on understanding customers, their needs and what motivates them, which is why we believe psychology is such a vital subject for many of our students to study.

We are passionate about high quality teaching and learning, using industry problems and challenges to bring subjects to life for our learners and thinking of innovative new approaches to communicating some of tech’s more challenging concepts.

As a small college in Tottenham Hale, North London, we have a very diverse student body from a wide range of backgrounds and are committed to using tech as a tool for social mobility. We offer a supportive culture for students and staff and our excellent industry links ensure you get regular formal and informal CPD to support your teaching and technical knowledge and development.

At Ada, you will work in an agile and fast-paced environment with an aspirational group of teachers and students who are super passionate about developing their technical, creative and entrepreneurial skills sets. Our ambition is to grow our student volumes as our reputation grows while maintaining the high quality and unique nature of our cohort.

Criteria for the role

We are looking for an excellent teacher of Psychology to join our talented team of 6th form teachers at Ada. There may also be opportunities to teach on our Extended Project Qualification programme for a suitably qualified candidate.

The successful candidate will have strong academic credentials, and a proven record of outstanding teaching. A vital qualification will be that you share the vision of the college of delivering psychology alongside our core computing curriculum in an innovative and engaging way that embodies the beliefs and values of the College - to put real world industry involvement at the heart of our curriculum.

Additional Information

All 6th form students complete a BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Computer Science, and may pick one or more additional subjects to study alongside this qualification of which psychology is one. The options we offer allow students to study subjects that will equip them for a range of roles available within the digital sector. We operate review all students GCSE results to ensure they can cope with their proposed curriculum and operate a 6-week trial period at the start of Yr 12 to ensure that students are on the right course for the duration of their studies.


As a Teacher of Psychology:

  • To teach Psychology to Ada students, maintaining outstanding standards of teaching, learning and assessment.
  • To support the college in developing an inventive approach to teaching, learning and assessment in Psychology so that all students are challenged effectively and are enabled not simply to get high grades but also to gain an excellent understanding of the subject which propels them into successful futures.
  • To prepare appropriate resources for lessons.
  • To provide academic support for students in lessons, as well as a reasonable degree of support outside of lessons (e.g. after college or during part of lunch) to ensure that every student makes continuous and effective progress.
  • To provide feedback on students’ progress to the college, to parents/carers and to students themselves where appropriate and as directed by Senior Leaders.
  • To provide or contribute to written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students and groups of students.
  • To participate in arrangements for preparing students for public examinations and in assessing students for the purposes of such examinations.
  • To participate fully in the learning community of Ada teachers, for example by regularly observing colleagues and welcoming observations in return, by contributing enthusiastically to discussions around teaching and learning, and by attending professional development activities either at Ada or elsewhere to improve and enhance your own practice, including attending meetings which take place outside of normal working hours.

As a Team Leader (tutor):

  • To take responsibility for the care, guidance and support and the academic monitoring and eventual outcomes of a Team (tutorial group), to include tracking and reporting on students’ attendance and their academic, social and personal development, and taking actions to improve these outcomes.
  • To ensure that all students observe Ada policies relating to behaviour, attendance and other matters, and that they take proper care of Ada’s environment and resources.
  • To prioritise at all times the safety and well-being of the students by following the college’s Welfare & Safeguarding policies.

As a member of staff:

  • To contribute to the extended curriculum, including by supporting and developing the academic literacy of students in their own teaching.
  • To contribute to a programme of extra-curricular and academic enrichment activities.
  • To participate in recruitment events such as Open Evenings, Taster Days and Interview Days, some of which take place on weekday evenings or at weekends.
  • To lead or assist offsite trips and visits (any necessary training, for example around First Aid or Risk Assessment, will be provided).
  • To embody and promote the college values.
  • To contribute to the establishment and maintenance of a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment for each student at Ada.
  • To prioritise at all times the safety and well-being of the students by following the college’s Welfare & Safeguarding policies.
  • To attend training days in reasonable proximity to the start or end of the Ada terms (usually, within four working days of the published term dates), and demonstrating a personal commitment to be fully up-to-date with training.
  • To take a share of the duties around student supervision.
  • To provide cover for absent colleagues, and participate in arrangements for students’ supervision during public examinations.
  • To undertake any other duties which may be reasonably required by Ada.

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How to apply

Please apply via TES.

All appointments are subject to satisfactory references.