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  • Job start date

    1 January 2024

  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

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

Maternity or parental leave cover - one year

Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

Well-qualified, enthusiastic English teacher to join a strong and supportive department

What the school offers its staff

We are a Good school (Ofsted March 2018) and we offer:

  • Excellent access to ICT facilities
  • A friendly and supportive staff
  • A commitment to continuous professional development

Further details about the role

For more information please see our website where there is an information pack and application form.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointments will be subject to references and enhanced DBS checks.

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About The Sandon School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1280 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01245 241141

Opened in 1955, The Sandon School is an 11-18 co-educational Comprehensive with around 1280 students, over 200 of whom are in the Sixth Form. It is a true comprehensive school with a full range of abilities. With results consistently above the National Average, it has an excellent reputation in the community. It was judged by Ofsted in 2018 to be a good school.

The Sandon School is fortunate to have a well-qualified, motivated and experienced staff. Many of the staff are currently undergoing a variety of professional development activities focused on leadership and teaching in particular.

The school is a stand-alone academy, having achieved academy status in 2011, and has been successful in a number of capital bids. As a result, the site is both attractive and well equipped in all areas of the curriculum. The school is extremely well resourced in relation to ICT with all classrooms equipped with data projectors/interactive whiteboards and many with a wide range of new specialist ICT facilities.

The school is particularly proud of its ATLAS (Access to Learning at Sandon) Centre which is a hub of learning for the whole school and incorporates numerous computers as well as a well-stocked library.

Specialist sport facilities include a dedicated sports hall with an international standard specialist floor, a brand new smaller sports hall with dance studio and multi-gym, two flood lit 4G Astro Turf pitches, extensive playing fields and hard play areas and a well-equipped gymnasium.

Other specialist facilities include a fully-equipped drama studio with banked seating for an audience of 100, a large performance space and several smaller music practice rooms and a dedicated media suite. As well as nine laboratories, the science department also has an outdoor garden for environmental studies.

The majority of lessons are taught in specialist classrooms and there is a Sixth Form Centre with dedicated study facilities for Sixth Form students.

For administrative and pastoral purposes the school is organised into three divisions: Lower School (years 7 and 8), Middle School (years 9, 10 and 11) and Sixth Form (years 11, 12 and 13). Each has a Head of School and Heads of Year who are jointly responsible for monitoring students’ progress and ensuring the well-being of the students within the school to facilitate their learning. Students entering the school are placed in all-ability tutor groups and are set by ability early in Year 7 for English and maths, and in Year 9 for science .

The school provides a full range of courses for GCSE and A Level/Level 3 examinations as well as non-GCSE Certificate courses at KS4. The school has successfully developed a vocational curriculum programme for some students at KS4.

The school enjoys the support of a dedicated Parent Teacher Association (Friends of Sandon School) which organises fund raising and social and educational activities. It is instrumental in providing the school with many items of equipment and ‘extras’.

At The Sandon School students are given the opportunity to participate in the highly regarded Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

Students come to us from a wide rural area in addition to the immediate locality of Great Baddow, Sandon and Chelmer Village. The main villages served by the school are Danbury, Bicknacre, East and West Hanningfield, and Chelmer Village from which a significant percentage of students are currently transported daily to school by means of contract or local service buses.

The school occupies a very pleasant location on the east side of Chelmsford. Located near to the A12 it is easily accessible by car and is well served by public transport. During the last 20 years, Chelmsford has undergone rapid expansion and is continuing to do so. It is a popular residential town and serves London as a commuter centre.

At Sandon we are proud of our school and its achievements. If you would like further information please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Arranging a visit to The Sandon School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jhm@sandon.essex.sch.uk.

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