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  • Earliest start date

    1 January 2024

  • Latest start date

    15 April 2024

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L32 - L38 - £94,898 - £109,922 pay award pending

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Graduate with Qualified Teacher Status who has worked extensively with secondary age students.
  • Has achieved, is working towards or is committed to working towards NPQH.  Has undertaken sustained professional development, especially in leadership and management.
  • Up to date knowledge of what research and inspection findings tell us about effective leadership, teaching and learning in secondary education.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the principles and implications of current education practice, legislation and initiatives.
  • Experience Successful leadership and management at Deputy Headteacher level or beyond in Secondary education.
  • An excellent teacher across the secondary age range.
  • A proven track record of securing improvement in the quality of teaching and learning.
  • A proven track record of raising achievement across the secondary age.
  • Experience of using all relevant data to drive academy improvement.
  • Involvement in school self-evaluation and development planning.
  • Has worked successfully with trustees and parents to raise achievement.
  • Has experience of Ofsted including post inspection planning.
  • Successful demonstrable experience of line management and staff development.
  • Has experience of working effectively with students with a wide ability range including gifted and talented and SEND children.
  • Experience and understanding of safeguarding legislation and statutory duties.
  • Has experience of the British Values Agenda and Prevent Training.

What the school offers its staff

  • Wellbeing - We understand the importance of taking care of our employees wellbeing. Wellbeing runs right through our community and we are proud to have secured the wellbeing award; not because it ticks a box but it supports us in ensuring we do everything we can to secure the wellbeing of our community.
  • Professional Development - Making huge numbers of professional decisions every day requires the best evidence, knowledge and professional wisdom to secure the best outcomes for the students. We recognise the importance of investing in our staff and placing continuous professional development at the heart of our efforts to engage, develop and retain fabulous teachers. We believe in the power of our people and their potential to make a positive impact on the lives of our young people. We provide a range of development opportunities, whether through internally run bespoke programmes, with various groups of schools or external agencies. We are fully committed to the range of NPQs available to support teachers and leaders at all levels Equality, diversity , and inclusion We passionately believe that equality, diversity and inclusion are key to all aspects of our work. Whilst we recognise there is always more that can be done, we are fully committed to the process of inclusion, and the continuing focus on removing barriers to participation and access.
  • Initial teacher Training - We recognise the importance of training and investing in our own teachers. We work very closely with two ITT providers and employ ECTs on a regular basis. We are fully committed to their training and development and recognise the hugely positive impact they have in our community

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check along with other relevant employment checks.

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About Chelmer Valley High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1145 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01245 512354

Chelmer Valley High School – An Engineering & Leadership Specialist Academy - is located north of Chelmsford, in the village of Broomfield. We became an Academy on 1st August 2011. It is a very exciting time at Chelmer Valley, we continue to go from strength to strength with a staff whose commitment to taking the Academy forward is second to none and a governing body that provides challenge and support. Our school has a positive atmosphere and everyone is expected to treat each other with respect in creating a positive and effective learning environment. Chelmer is a very popular school and as a result, over a number of years, the school has become heavily oversubscribed. The current school roll is nearly 1200 students, including 190 in the Sixth Form. Our aim is to remain at about this size in order to provide each student with the appropriate level of personal attention and care that they need and deserve. The Premises Major developments are evident throughout our site. State of the art Technology and Science facilities combined with an impressive specialist Performing Arts centre, purpose built sixth form building and modern PE facilities provide staff and students alike with the latest and most effective resources to support learning. In the classroom Our expectations of students are high; they are expected to work hard. Various programmes are in place to provide a wide range of opportunities for all students whether it is additional help in the class for those who need it or, additional activities for Gifted and Talented students. Considerable emphasis is placed upon academic achievement and students’ progress is monitored carefully to support them in meeting their targets. As a school we set challenging targets and constantly reflect upon our practice and plan effectively in order to reach our goals. Leadership Leadership is very strong indeed. We believe in developing the teaching and learning skills and qualifications of all our staff. Leadership development is prevalent throughout the school. Internal promotion is encouraged and to our credit a number of staff having gone on to be Heads of Department, Deputy Headteachers and even Headteachers in other local schools. We want all our teachers, through their creativity, initiatives and teaching skills to ensure the delivery of high quality lessons and learning opportunities for all our students. We were one of the first secondary schools in Essex to be designated as a training school by the DfE and work very closely with teacher training hubs as part of the Mid Essex ITT. Our school is regularly involved in a variety of extra curricular activities covering all areas of school life. School productions, language visits, competitive sports and music tuition are but a few examples of what is on offer. We would always hope to encourage students to become directly involved in these activities, or seek to develop others where their interests lie. We actively encourage the parents of Chelmer Valley students to support their children by being involved in what they do. The PTA hosts several functions during the year including Fireworks evening and Lower School Discos for students which parents are encouraged to support. We are a forward thinking, innovative and successful school. Our list of achievements is extensive and includes: The School Achievement Award, SportsMark, Essex Achievement Award for promoting positive behaviour, Member of the Mid Essex ITT Consortium, a strategic partner of the Chelmsford Teaching Schools Alliance and National Healthy Schools Status. We are also a National Support School.

Arranging a visit to Chelmer Valley High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email mrobertson@chelmer.essex.sch.uk.

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