Job Description

Required for September 2017

Chelmsford County High School for Girls is one of the most successful girls’ selective schools in the country.  This is, therefore, an ideal opportunity for a well-qualified teacher of English to gain experience teaching some of the most motivated and able students in the county and leading a team of 5 specialist teachers.

This is also an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and dynamic department, with outstanding students, staff and facilities.  We are seeking to appoint a professional with the potential to lead and manage this well-established subject, a passion for English, the ability to drive students to great success, and the willingness to contribute to the wider life of the school are required.

Our English teaching is of a very high standard, as demonstrated by excellent examination outcomes at both GCSE and Advanced level. We deliver the AQA (9-1) specifications for GCSE English Language and English Literature and the AQA course at Advanced level. Students work with a committed team of subject specialists. Students are encouraged and supported to participate in public speaking beyond the School, including the Oxford School Debating and the Jack Petchey Speak Out competitions. The English Department leads on the whole-school literacy project, and debating. The Department is active in arranging for university academics to visit the school to present evening lectures to the CCHS community. There is a strong record of students going on to read English at university.

We welcome applications from teachers in all sectors of education.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share in this commitment.  The post is subject to an enhanced DBS Check.