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  • Earliest start date

    15 April 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    25 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 February 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale £30,000 - £46,525

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Clacton County High School for a qualified teacher of English to join an excellent team of colleagues within the English faculty.

As a school, we are determined never to stand still and as a result of this commitment, we are seeking an enthusiastic member of staff to become part of our CCHS team. It is important that the successful candidate is a dedicated and inspirational teacher and a great role model to their students.

Clacton County High School is part of the Sigma Trust and works closely in collaboration with the other schools within our trust family. As a result, we are innovative and always learning from each other to ensure that we deliver an exciting and progressive educational experience for our students. We continually develop and adapt our curriculum offer, improve the facilities and encourage participation in extra-curricular activities to give our students a breadth of opportunities.

Our school has its own sixth form college, Sigma Sixth, with a campus in Tendring located within a short drive away from the school. Although, based at a different site it is very much part of the mainstream school and there could be potential opportunities for teaching across all secondary key stages for the person with the appropriate skill set.

Without doubt, this is an exceptionally exciting time to join our staff, the school is highly respected within the local community and is continuing to expand. We have a recent addition to the main school site; a new build with six brand new modular classrooms and a 4-court sports hall. The sixth form college is also a very modern, bright environment with excellent facilities.

Our guiding principles of ‘Higher Expectations, Raising Aspirations, Transforming Lives’ for all students and ‘Discover Yourself, Define Your Future’ for the sixth form, together with our PROUD values, permeates throughout the school and reflects the passion and drive within all staff at CCHS and our sixth form college.

We would be delighted to welcome your application if you feel inspired to be part of the CCHS experience, and have a commitment to understanding who we are, what we value and the culture we are creating. We want to recruit the best staff and invest in them believing this will lead to the best education for our students, our commitment is to both our staff and students.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Should you be successful during the shortlisting process interviews will be held face to face at the school.

The position will suit an experienced or newly qualified teacher.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

  • To provide a high-quality learning experience and improve outcomes for all students.
  • To undertake professional duties as delegated by the Director of Learning for English, Executive Headteacher/Head of School.
  • To implement the aims and objectives of the school/Sigma Trust and to understand and work within school/ trust policies to achieve these aims and objectives.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

  • A passion for your subject area.
  • A professional understanding of inclusion and strategies for engaging learners.
  • A commitment to safeguarding within a school setting.
  • Experience in developing and implementing teaching and learning strategies across KS3 to KS4 (possible opportunities for teaching at 5).

…. then CCHS is the school for the next step in your career.

What the school offers its staff

Why work for The Sigma Trust, Clacton County High School?

We can offer you:

  • A Competitive Salary
  • Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
  • Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Free membership to Perkbox
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Further details about the role

CLACTON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL

TEACHER OF ENGLISH

Pay Range: Teachers Main/Upper Pay Scale

Actual Salary from: £30,000 - £46,525

Start Date: 15th April 2024 or 1st September 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

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About Clacton County High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1744 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01255 750913

CCHS is a popular and inclusive comprehensive school that sits in the centre of our community and we are all incredibly proud of our achievements. As a school we have the highest expectations of our students and want every one of them to strive to do their best. We believe that our students have an entitlement to a first class education and provide them with the opportunities they need to excel. In return we expect them to work hard and respect and value others. Our aim is to create the right environment where each student is able to maximise their potential to become a confident, Independent and successful adult. We are a forward-thinking school with an innovative curriculum designed to meet the needs of all students whatever their ability or need. Consequently, we have been recognised by the Department for Education as one of the best schools in the country in terms of the progress made by our students. First established in 1928, Clacton County High School has a very proud history within the town.

It has grown significantly over the years to meet the needs of young people in the local area, however, we are not content with standing still. With an expanding number of students, currently approximately 1700, including a sixth form of around 350 on a separate site, we pride ourselves on creating a personal and supportive environment to promote higher expectations and raise aspirations. We are dedicated to making a difference to the lives of our students and are focussed on raising their expectations and aspirations.

Part of our success is achieved through working in collaboration and partnerships, sharing our expertise and, in return, gaining knowledge back from others. In September 2018, CCHS was rated by Ofsted as a good school with many outstanding features, particularly in regard to leadership and our sixth form provision. We are also proud to be the lead school for the local teacher training scheme.

As well as a firm commitment to all of our students, we are also very committed to supporting colleagues, providing a great CPD and training programme with opportunities for career progression and enhancement.

Arranging a visit to Clacton County High School

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

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