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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances


What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding and inspirational colleague to provide exceptional leadership of our English Department. The successful candidate will have the experience and vision to motivate our students and staff and to develop the subject within the school.

Chesham Grammar School is a successful and popular co-educational grammar school with over 1300 students on roll (400 in the Sixth Form).

We are looking for:

  • a well-qualified and experienced teacher with a proven track record of inspiring students and staff
  • excellent leadership and management skills
  • a commitment to providing students with outstanding curricular and extracurricular experiences

What the school offers its staff


  • minimum 14% PPA for all staff (more for those with a TLR)
  • all staff are given their own laptop
  • longer holidays, as an academy
  • commitment to development of teaching and learning
  • opportunities to complete national qualifications (eg NPQs)
  • priority admission for qualified children of staff
  • subsidised gym membership
  • cycle scheme
  • free parking on site
  • a commitment to protect, promote and enhance the wellbeing of staff through the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter
  • long service award scheme for 10, 15 and 25 years’ service
  • an opportunity to work in an area of outstanding natural beauty 30 minutes from London

Further details about the role



A good honours degree and qualified teacher status (essential)

Evidence of relevant CPD (essential)


A proven track record of impact as a teacher and at departmental level (essential)

A thorough knowledge and understanding of current (essential) developments in teaching, learning and the curriculum (essential)

Excellent wider subject knowledge (essential)


A demonstrable passion for English with an ability to inspire students and staff (essential)

Excellent communication skills and the ability to foster positive relationships (essential)

The ability to think analytically and strategically (essential)

The ability to set high standards (essential)

A strong moral purpose and drive for continuous improvement (essential)

Ability to work under pressure (essential)

Excellent record of attendance and punctuality (essential)

A good sense of humour (desirable)

Commitment to safeguarding

Red Kite Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment.
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About Chesham Grammar School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1322 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01494 782854

Chesham Grammar School is a co-educational grammar school in Buckinghamshire. There is a county-wide selection to secondary school at 11+ and there are 13 grammar schools within the county, five of which are co-educational. Our intake is drawn from a very wide geographical area. The majority of students come from the Chiltern and South Bucks area of Buckinghamshire but we also have students who travel from Hertfordshire and from towns on the Metropolitan Line such as Harrow and Uxbridge.

Arranging a visit to Chesham Grammar School

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

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