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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking an exceptional Year 7 teacher with the energy, passion and creativity to teach English and Maths in Year 7 of our thriving All-Through school. As an All-Through school we have created a bespoke middle school model in Years 5-7. In Year 7 pupils have one teacher for a prolonged period each day covering both the English and Maths curriculum. This supports both academic and pastoral transition and, moving into its sixth year of implementation, we are seeing a hugely positive impact on pupil outcomes and wellbeing.

Whilst the majority of the role will be in Year 7, in a consistent learning space, there will be opportunities most afternoons to also work in the Primary phase. This is a full time position. The successful candidate may be either an upper Key Stage 2 or Secondary specialist, able to teach the Year 7 English and Maths curriculum.

CFS is a vibrant, collaborative and forward thinking school for 4-16 year olds, where the personal development of our pupils is just as important as the academic curriculum. Our values of ‘nurture, challenge and inspire’ influence everything we do as a school, and genuinely permeate all areas of school life. If you are a strong practitioner who shares our values and ideals, we strongly encourage you to find out more about CFS via a visit to the school or through our school website www.chichesterfreeschool.org.uk.

There is something extremely unique and special about working in an All-Through environment; the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work creatively with colleagues from both phases helping to develop a cohesive and truly progressive educational experience for all learners.

CFS follows national pay scales; this role would be equally suitable for an early career teacher or more experienced teacher. The Upper Pay Scale would be considered for the right candidate and on the agreement of a whole school responsibility in addition to the role outlined below.

Further information about this role, including a person specification, is included in the job pack and is also available on our website.

What the school offers its staff

The Year 7 Middle School Team

The team is made up highly experienced and passionate practitioners, from a mixture of Secondary and Primary backgrounds. They work collaboratively on planning an engaging, cohesive and ambitious curriculum in both subjects, with flexibility about how the two subjects are covered throughout the week. The team is overseen by our Executive Principal as a fundamental part of the success of our All Through curriculum. They also work extensively with the Year 6 team, and Heads of English and Maths in the Secondary phase in order to provide a truly unique and effective transitionary experience for our pupils. Each teacher sees their class every day for a double period, in a dedicated, consistent and engaging learning space.

Commitment to safeguarding

CFS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In accordance with our Child Protection Policy we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All convictions, cautions and bind-overs, including those regarded as ‘spent’ must be declared when applying. The applicant may post such a declaration in an envelope marked ‘Private & confidential for the Principal’. The successful applicant must obtain List 99 clearance and DBS clearance at enhanced level.

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About Chichester Free School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
1027 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

CFS is now entering its second decade and is fully established in our state-of-the-art facilities on the Carmelite Convent Site on the Hunston Road in the south of Chichester. Our PAN is 60 in Primary, and 120 in Secondary; in almost all year groups we are oversubscribed with waiting lists. Due to demand, we have a bulge intake of Year 7 who started in September 2023, with 150 pupils currently on roll.

The School joined Sussex Learning Trust last September – a move that we personally initiated through the desire to collaborate with a like-minded family of schools. The Trust is currently small and based in Haywards Heath; CFS are well placed to launch a new Chichester Hub of the Trust, which is really exciting.

As a Free School, we are the same as any other academy; we are both held and hold ourselves to the same exacting and rigorous standards as all state-funded schools. We follow the national curriculum, and are proud of our ambitious, inclusive and varied curriculum offer. Our pupils engage with SATs and GCSE assessments. Since 2013, CFS has achieved two ‘Good’ Ofsted Inspections. As a school we are now striving for excellence in all areas, and to achieve above average outcomes in both phases.

CFS is open to pupils of all abilities. We do not have a catchment area, thus ensuring the School is fair and inclusive. We take part in the West Sussex County Council (WSCC) admissions process. As a school we benefit from longer holidays, specifically at October half term, Christmas and during the summer.

Arranging a visit to Chichester Free School

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

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