Educational Psychologist

Job advert

‘You have a package of staff training and support with a clear focus on developing and sharing first rate teaching and learning.’ (The Langley Academy OFSTED November 2017)

‘Every child who attends Parlaunt Park Primary Academy is viewed as unique and treated as such. We encourage them to become independent thinkers with a love for life and learning. Children from Parlaunt Park Primary Academy become responsible, global citizens who can reach for the stars.’ (Polly Bennett, Headteacher)

‘The needs of the pupils are absolutely at the heart of the school’s work. Everything that staff members do comes from a genuine and deep desire to see their pupils succeed.’ (The Langley Academy Primary, OFSTED 2018)

IMAGINE walking into school and seeing a dinosaur – or a plane - or a badger.  The Langley Academy Trust is not just another Trust; it is a new way of learning.  One of the schools with our Trust, The Langley Academy is the UK’s first museum school, and has a museum within the building and all of our schools adopts a museum learning approach.  Across the Trust, you are encouraged to use your imagination to create new ways to ignite students’ desire to learn.

We are ideally situated just minutes from the M4 and M25, and with excellent rail links to Central London. If you chose to live here, renting is cheaper than in Central London. Windsor, Marlow or Henley are close and if you enjoy weekend travel we are about 15 min to Heathrow. We border Buckinghamshire, with 100,000 acres which are designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - including the magnificently wooded Chiltern Hills. Whether you enjoy the outdoors or want to be close to London, working here is ideal.

Educational Psychologist

Salary/Grade: 3-8 Soulsbury Scale depending on experience (FTE £40,146 - £49,175, Actual Salary £30,432 - £37,277)

Hours: Term time only

This role is an exciting opportunity for an educational psychologist, who is a research and evidence based practitioner, to work within the Langley Academy Trust. The successful candidate will offer a high level of knowledge and skills in assessment and intervention with young people with mental health needs, drawing flexibly on a range of models, theories and approaches in their work.

The successful candidate will provide robust, reflective, informed and high quality educational psychology support. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work at an individual, group and whole academy level, for our children and young people in primary and secondary education across the Trust.

The successful candidate will also:

  • deliver consultation advice and training on a range of issues including resilience and mental toughness, mental health and emotional wellbeing, parenting, anti-bullying, parental engagement, peer interventions, positive behaviour management and behaviour for learning initiatives through the application of psychology
  • Support the Trust in developing its inclusive approaches and capacity to meet the needs of vulnerable children with behaviour and SEMH needs
  • work creatively, flexibly and strategically to meet the needs of stakeholders in partnership with a range of providers and agencies

Closing date: 9am 31 May 2019, Interview date w/k commencing 10 June 2019

If you would like to arrange a visit to the Trust, please contact Cheryl Laws on 01753 542269 or email Cheryl.Laws@parlaunt.slough.sch.uk

The Langley Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check

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