Job Description

Required for September 2016

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.

This is also an exciting opportunity to join a thriving and dynamic department, with outstanding students, staff and facilities.  We are seeking a committed classroom practitioner, who is passionate about English, has the ability to drive students to great success, is willing to contribute to the development of the subject and the wider life of the school.

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, which includes sharing and celebrating specialist vocabulary from all subject areas. The Department is active in arranging for university academic 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 post would suit either an experienced teacher or a Newly Qualified Teacher.

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 Clearance.

To apply, please complete the Application Form and email to:  Mrs Hazel Bates hbates@cchs.essex.sch.uk

Interview date:  September 2016 (date to be confirmed)