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English Teacher (Maternity Cover) 0.5FTE

Chichester Free School, Chichester, West Sussex

Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary MPS or UPS

Job summary

The Governors and Principal are seeking an exceptional teacher with the energy and vision to teach English at Chichester Free School. This is an opportunity for a full time position, for a as soon as possible (January starts will be considered).

The Governors are looking for strong academic experience but also experience of working in a school committed to our values and ideals, where the co-curricular life of the school is as vital as the rigour of the taught curriculum. You will be an outstanding educator with the ability and drive to offer the highest quality of teaching and learning. As an all through school there may be opportunities, for the right candidate, to teach across all phases, but this is primarily a secondary post.

English is celebrated throughout CFS, throughout both the Primary and Secondary phases, though teaching in Secondary you will work closely with Primary teachers to provide a co-ordinated and all through approach. The English department consists of six members of staff, and the successful candidate will be working alongside a highly experienced Head of English who has helped to grow the subject and has developed the department. The department delivers Edexcel English Language and English Literature, as well as Media Studies GCSE. GCSE results are consistently strong, with the department achieving a well above average Progress 8 score for the last three years.

Employee benefits

Potential for a TLR

Applying for the job

The Recruitment Process

For further information and informal discussion about this post, please do not hesitate to contact the Mrs Gay Grimwood, School Business Manager, on ggrimwood@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk.
Candidates should complete an Application Form and supporting statement addressing the criteria presented in the role description and person specification. Completed applications should be sent to ggrimwood@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk by midday on Monday 28th September 2020.
Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview, which is likely to be conducted remotely in the current situation and may be prior to the closing date.
A formal contract will be issued once the successful applicant has been appointed. It will be offered subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) check.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Free School
Education phase Primary, Secondary, 16-19
School size 1037 pupils enrolled
Age range 4 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Chichester Free School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email ggrimwood@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk

About Chichester Free School

.Chichester Free School is a non-profit making, state-funded school, established in response to real demand within the local area for a greater variety of schools. We have been open since 2013, and are now fully established in our state of the art facilities on the Carmelite Convent Site on the Hunston Road in the south of Chichester. We are full in all year groups from Years R to 11, with waiting lists in most phases of the School. Our PAN is 60 in primary, and 120 in secondary per year. We are currently operating a small Sixth Form.

Since 2013, Chichester Free School has achieved two ‘Good’ Ofsted Inspections and three years of average Progress 8 at GCSE. Our 4+ English and Maths results have consistently been significantly above the national average. Outcomes in Primary are also strong and improving. As a school we are now striving to be outstanding and to achieve above average outcomes in all phases. Our values of ‘nurture, challenge and inspire’ influence everything we do as a school, and permeate all areas of school life.

Chichester Free School is open to pupils of all abilities. We do not have a catchment area, thus ensuring the School is fair and inclusive. We take part in the West Sussex County Council (WSCC) admissions process. As a Free School we benefit from the same freedoms and flexibilities as academies and are subject to the same Ofsted inspections and rigorous standards as all state schools.
For more information on our ethos and values, prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to look at our website: www.chichesterfreeschool.org.uk.

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School location

Hunston Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 1NP