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  • Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    9 July 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 June 2021

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Leadership
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Fixed term (for up to one year)
£26,395 - £41,611 (responsibility may be available)

Job summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic, forward-thinking colleague with energy, intellectual capacity and determination to support the leadership of our successful English Department and make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people. This position is fixed term, linked to maternity leave, for up to one year.

The successful applicant will be an experienced Teacher with specialist knowledge of English and be committed to on-going professional development. With a positive attitude and resilient nature, you will enrich the learning of our students with your engaging and challenging lessons.

Whilst this position is for a Teacher of English, we can consider additional responsibilities for applicants looking to bridge the gap to Leadership in a supportive and nurturing environment. The specifics of this would be discussed with candidates on an individual basis according to their aspirations and needs.

The award-winning English department at Chatham Grammar achieve excellent results and our UKAT A Level courses are extremely popular. The department are keen enthusiasts for extra-curricular activities and encourage students to write as a passion and to see how English can inform their everyday life. In less restrictive times the department offer a wide variety of trips the annual “A Christmas Carol” movie night being one example.

The department benefit from the Trust’s links with the University of Kent and many students’ work has been published in anthologies. The friendly, welcoming, and experienced English department have worked hard over the last few year to improve and enjoy very positive outcomes but are always striving for even greater heights.

The successful applicant will be coming to a multi-academy trust wide supportive learning environment, characterised by open management, and in the knowledge that they will enjoy the full support and care of the pragmatic (and down to earth) leadership team. We have a dynamic, innovative team of professional staff who want to make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people. We would encourage applicants to visit the UKAT website to view the many employee benefits on offer https://www.universityofkentacademiestrust.org.uk/careers-with-ukat

Chatham Grammar offers its students a wide variety of educational opportunities with a commitment to ensuring that its students achieve good educational outcomes, develop healthy minds and aspire to be happy confident young women ready to embark on a variety of aspirational careers. It benefits from being part of the University of Kent Academies Trust and has a current Ofsted rating of Good. Chatham Grammar is proud of its comprehensive website and would encourage applicants to visit for further information http://www.chathamgrammar.org.uk/

We are keen to attract top talent to our inclusive Trust and therefore we welcome applications from all people across the community spectrum regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment or age.
 Deadline for applications:  will be considered upon receipt 
The University of Kent Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Applying for the job

Your application should be made after reading the job description and person specification and you will use the application to tell us how your current skills and experience fit the requirements and why you think you would be suited to this role.

For further information, to download our application form or to send us your CV, please visit our website: http://www.chathamgrammar.org.uk/

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
804 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Chatham Grammar

Chatham Grammar offers its students a wide variety of educational opportunities with commitment to ensuring that achieve good outcomes, develop healthy minds and aspire be happy, confident young women ready embark on aspirational careers. It benefits from being part the University Kent Academies Trust has current Ofsted rating Good.

Arranging a visit to Chatham Grammar

In order to follow social distancing guidance, visits to the Academy are not possible at this time, but we would be happy to arrange a discussion or video call with a member of our Senior Leadership Team to share our vision for this role with you. To arrange such a discussion, please email: recruitment@universityofkentacademiestrust.org.uk

School location

Rainham Road, Chatham, Kent, ME5 7EH

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