Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    14 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    28 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Will consider full-time, part-time
Contract type
MPS Fringe Area TLR 2a

Job summary

It is an exciting time at Becket Keys Church of England School (Outstanding, 2014). We are working hard to build upon the exam successes of our founding cohorts, whilst also establishing our 6th Form into its fifth year.

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced colleague to lead our wonderful Mandarin Department. As we continue to benefit from being part of the Mandarin Excellence Programme and the Confucius Classroom, this is a superb opportunity to take a role of leadership here. It is envisaged that the person appointed will be extremely enthusiastic about Chinese Mandarin and the potential for it to have a life changing impact on the 100-150 students who choose to study it here. You will need to enjoy teaching the subject to all levels and abilities as there are no entrance criteria for the subject. However, with eight hours of teaching per week our students are all on a trajectory to become very competent in Chinese and many of them are going on to take the subject at A level and beyond.

This post is a vital appointment in terms of maintaining the very high standards we have set for our school and specifically the Mandarin department. Every day, students are taught engaging and inspiring lessons and we are looking for someone to join our passionate and committed team. We offer a warm and supportive staffroom culture and students who are highly committed to their learning and proud of their school.

If you think that you possess the qualities and passion we need for this vital role, please contact us to discuss further.

Employee benefits

Staff will be provided with a comprehensive induction programme and laptop.

Relocation packages and childcare vouchers are available.
On-site childcare is available at a discounted rate for staff members.

Staff of the school benefit from priority admission for their children. Our admissions policy effectively guarantees staff a place in the school for their children. With nearly 800 applications for our 150 places each year, this is a significant perk!

Applying for the job

Please complete both our application form and equalities monitoring form and email it with a personal statement to

Closing date:
Noon, Friday 14th May.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Free School, Church of England
Education phase
School size
1010 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email
Contact phone number
01277 286622

About Becket Keys Church of England Free School

Becket Keys Church of England School is in Brentwood Essex. The school offers a high quality education caring, Christian environment which each student known, valued and encouraged to achieve his/her individual potential. We are committed outstanding academic performance fostering love learning our students. At Keys: Our students Act responsibly respectfully Aim life Engage with contribute the local community staff Support all their greatest potential Provide nurturing where needs known by Encourage parental engagement Through Character Education, we place strong emphasis on members living line traditional values respect, responsibility forgiveness. aim be fair, honest trustworthy do.

Arranging a visit to Becket Keys Church of England Free School

Visits to the school may be limited at present, however we are really keen to ensure that you have as much information to proceed with your application as possible, so if you would like a conversation about either the school or the position, please contact us via email at We appreciate that this role might attract people at a variety of stages in their career – particularly those who want to work in an outstanding Church of England School, but for whatever reason have not yet done so. If you want to discuss what we are hoping for and what you might be able to offer, please do get in touch.

School location

Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9DA

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