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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5



Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

Up to UPS 3

Additional allowances

Applicable TLR payment

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking for January 2024 a well-qualified and enthusiastic Teacher of English to join our established and effective department.

Please note there may be opportunity for the successful candidate to undertake additional departmental responsibility, with an associated TLR payment.

This post will suit a teacher keen to play a full part in the life of the school. As a selective school, we have a number of very able students but we are looking for a well-qualified teacher able to motivate and challenge all our students.

Applicants invited for interview will be given an opportunity to display their teaching skills in front of a class.

Applicants must complete the application form and submit it to the school by no later than midday on the closing date of 25th September 2023. Please be aware that we reserve the right to call for interview and appoint prior to the closing date.

Selection process:

All shortlisted applicants will be subject to:

1. A face to face interview; and

2. Teaching observation;

Shortlisted candidates:

The school will only contact shortlisted applicants and therefore if you have not received any communication from the school within 4 weeks of the closing date, your application has not been successful on this occasion.

Please ensure that you have given consent for your referees to provide a reference to avoid delays.

The school reserves the right to conduct internet checks (including reviewing social media) relating to successful candidates as part of the screening process to ascertain whether candidates demonstrate appropriate conduct and behaviour and suitability for employment in a school. These checks would be conducted by an external agency.


Interviews will be held at Southend High School for Boys.

Please see our website for the full job description, person specification and key information sheet.

What the school offers its staff

Teaching at Southend High School for Boys is an immensely fulfilling experience where students are readily engaged and respond particularly well to creative and challenging lessons.

The most recent Ofsted inspection (2015), which deemed the school to be outstanding in all categories, commented most favourably on staff-student relationships, and on the positive attitudes of the boys.

The ability to stretch and motivate our students, work with other staff and be a good team member is very important.


The successful candidate will be eligible for the following benefits upon commencement of employment:

Auto-enrolment into a contributory pension scheme (TPS for teachers and LGPS for support staff)Free on-site parkingAccess to excellent catering facilities when the kitchen is operationalCPD through internal and external providersAccess to Occupational HealthEye care vouchersFree use of the sports facilities

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Southend High School for Boys

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1317 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address

Southend High School for Boys (SHSB) is an ‘Outstanding’ school (Ofsted 2015), rated as outstanding against every one of the inspection criteria. It is one of four selective schools within the Borough of Southend. The main school, years 7 to 11, is single sex boys whilst the large sixth form is coeducational. It is situated thirty miles from London on the Thames Estuary and is close to main road and rail links from London, and to Chelmsford and Cambridge. SHSB has ‘an ethos of excellence in both academic achievement and a wide range of activities [that] permeates all aspects of the school’ (Ofsted 2015). At SHSB talent is nurtured, learning is valued, challenge is welcomed, participation is expected and achievement is prized. SHSB is not only a lively and stimulating institution, but also a welcoming community with an open and friendly approach.

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