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Job Ref No. ECC5459-683 Position Type: Teacher Pay Range: TMS/UPS
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 15/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Brentwood County High School 
Seven Arches Road, Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4JF
Wishes to appoint a

English Teacher
Salary: £31,350 to £47,839

Start date: April 2024

It is an exciting time to join the team at Brentwood County High School. With a new Headteacher in post since September 2022, a new building opening in February 2024 and a new vision for the school, it is the perfect time to join our journey.

A new opportunity has arisen to appoint a talented and enthusiastic Teacher to join our successful English Department in Spring 2024. We are very proud of how we value and look after our staff. The school is a part of the Osborne Co-operative Academy, where staff wellbeing is a priority.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach English across the Key Stages and will be creative, innovative, efficient and committed to raising standards, as well as instilling passion in the students. They will have excellent subject knowledge and will be joining a highly motivated team of superbly collaborative teachers committed to a creative and stimulating approach to teaching and learning, and to instilling a passion for English in our students.

Applications from teachers at any stage in their career are welcome, including teachers with the ambition to train to become Lead Practitioners or Head of Departments. We also accept Early Career Teachers or experienced Unqualified Teachers who are prepared to train to gain qualified teacher status. 

Due to increasing student numbers, Brentwood County High School is on a journey of improvement and is seeking to appoint additional staff. Following our "Good" Ofsted rating in June 2022 and several years of excellent student outcomes, demand for places in Year 7 and Year 12 has been rising. In February 2024, we will be excited to open the final stage of our £27 million DFE heritage building project. This will provide new state-of-the-art learning environments - including new science, sporting, technology, and art facilities - whilst also retaining the character of the original school buildings that date back over a century.

BCHS is a Co-operative Academy which is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people. BCHS is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including:

Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament
Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues 
Knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, with a robust understanding of education 

BCHS is located in the heart of Brentwood, near the town centre, a short distance from the train station, which is 25 minutes from Liverpool Street Station. The school, also includes a large sixth form campus and achievements at KS5 have been a key strength at BCHS. 
Parking is available on-site and there are good transport links by both rail and bus. BCHS is just over two miles from the M25.

Brentwood County High School is a member of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people. 

What the school can offer:  

Recognition of continuous service 
Automatic enrolment into the National Teacher Pension Scheme
Excellent CPD opportunities
Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools 
The support of an experienced family of schools 
National Conditions of Service 
Access to the Employee Assistance Programme 
Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
Wider support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance 

If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit to the school or for more information speak to Sophie Neal hr@osborne.coop or call 01375 648901. As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds.  

BCHS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust (osborne.coop) or Essex School Jobs.



Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Laura Girling
Shenfield Common
Seven Arches Road, Brentwood
Essex, CM14 4JF
Telephone: 01277 238911
Email: hr@osborne.coop

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