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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS (possible TLR available)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an exceptional Teacher of Maths, with the energy, passion and creativity to teach in the Secondary phase of our thriving All-Through school. This is an opportunity for a full-time position, for a September 2024 start.

CFS is a vibrant, collaborative and forward thinking school for 4-16 year olds, where the personal development of our pupils is just as important as the academic curriculum. Our values of ‘nurture, challenge and inspire’ influence everything we do as a school, and genuinely permeate all areas of school life. If you are a strong practitioner who shares our values and ideals, we strongly encourage you to find out more about CFS via a visit to the school or through our school website www.chichesterfreeschool.org.uk.

Whilst this is a Secondary post, there is something extremely unique and special about working in an All-Through environment; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work creatively with colleagues from both phases helping to develop a cohesive and truly progressive educational experience for all learners.

CFS follows national pay scales; this role would be equally suitable for an early career teacher or more experienced teacher. TLR opportunities will be discussed with suitable candidates.

The person appointed to this post will be expected to teach mathematics to all abilities in Years 7-11. They will also be expected to take a proactive role in the extra-curricular life of the school.

The successful candidate will:

  • be a highly-skilled, competent and qualified teacher who is energetic and totally committed to the ethos of the School
  • readily establish excellent relationships with both staff and students
  • enjoy pioneering new developments in pedagogy
  • embrace the use of new technologies in the classroom
  • be skilled in behaviour for learning
  • value creating an inspiring learning environment
  • possess drive, expertise and enthusiasm
  • be well-organised and disciplined when it comes to administrative duties
  • possess an optimistic and resilient style when faced with pressure
  • be able to communicate well with children and young people, having an understanding of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people

All teachers at CFS commit themselves to contribute fully to the ethos and life of the School in and outside the classroom.


What the school offers its staff

CFS is now entering its second decade and is fully established in our state-of-the-art facilities on the Carmelite Convent Site on the Hunston Road in the south of Chichester. Our PAN is 60 in Primary, and 120 in Secondary; in almost all year groups we are oversubscribed with waiting lists. Due to demand, we have a bulge intake of Year 7 who started in September 2023, with 150 pupils currently on roll.

The School joined Sussex Learning Trust last September – a move that we personally initiated through the desire to collaborate with a like-minded family of schools. The Trust is currently small and based in Haywards Heath; CFS are well placed to launch a new Chichester Hub of the Trust, which is really exciting.

As a Free School, we are the same as any other academy; we are both held and hold ourselves to the same exacting and rigorous standards as all state-funded schools. We follow the national curriculum, and are proud of our ambitious, inclusive and varied curriculum offer. Our pupils engage with SATs and GCSE assessments. Since 2013, CFS has achieved two ‘Good’ Ofsted Inspections. As a school we are now striving for excellence in all areas, and to achieve above average outcomes in both phases.

CFS 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 school we benefit from longer holidays, specifically at October half term, Christmas and during the summer.

Commitment to safeguarding

CFS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In accordance with our Child Protection Policy we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared when applying. The applicant may post such a declaration in an envelope marked ‘Private & confidential for the Principal’. The successful applicant must obtain List 99 clearance and DBS clearance at enhanced level.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk

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About Chichester Free School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
1027 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

CFS is now entering its second decade and is fully established in our state-of-the-art facilities on the Carmelite Convent Site on the Hunston Road in the south of Chichester. Our PAN is 60 in Primary, and 120 in Secondary; in almost all year groups we are oversubscribed with waiting lists. Due to demand, we have a bulge intake of Year 7 who started in September 2023, with 150 pupils currently on roll.

The School joined Sussex Learning Trust last September – a move that we personally initiated through the desire to collaborate with a like-minded family of schools. The Trust is currently small and based in Haywards Heath; CFS are well placed to launch a new Chichester Hub of the Trust, which is really exciting.

As a Free School, we are the same as any other academy; we are both held and hold ourselves to the same exacting and rigorous standards as all state-funded schools. We follow the national curriculum, and are proud of our ambitious, inclusive and varied curriculum offer. Our pupils engage with SATs and GCSE assessments. Since 2013, CFS has achieved two ‘Good’ Ofsted Inspections. As a school we are now striving for excellence in all areas, and to achieve above average outcomes in both phases.

CFS 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 school we benefit from longer holidays, specifically at October half term, Christmas and during the summer.

Arranging a visit to Chichester Free School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk.

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