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Job Ref No. ECC4005-336S Position Type: Leader/Co-ordinator Pay Range: MPS Fringe TLR 2b
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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It is an exciting time in the science department at Becket Keys Church of England School. Due to the promotion of our current 2iC to Assistant Head Teacher, we are looking for a new colleague to take this important position. This role would suit an experienced teacher of either Chemistry, Physics or Biology who already has some responsibilities in a Science Department but is looking for a next step which more fully recognises what they have to offer.

If you get along well with other people, want to learn from a very experienced and successful Head of Department, and if you enjoy working with highly motivated students, then we want to hear from you!

Science is one of the strongest departments in the school and consistently delivers exceptionally high standards in both progress and attainment terms. Students thoroughly enjoy Science lessons at this school with very good numbers continuing to A Level. Students are taught a highly practical hands-on curriculum to ensure students develop lab skills alongside superb curriculum knowledge. We are supported by the Russell Education Trust and the successful candidate will have regular support, assistance, and guidance from our excellent senior science adviser on a weekly basis.

We have a lot of information about the school on the website, but we are also keen to welcome applicants to come for a tour and a face-to-face meeting with the head of department.

If you would like a conversation about the school or the position, please email us at

We reserve the right to close advertisements early. Advertisements will therefore close at 12 noon, either on the advertised closing date, or the day the decision has been taken to close the advertisement early.

Becket Keys is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The appointee will be committed to our high expectations and core values - we welcome applications from teachers irrespective of their faith or belief. However, we ask for applicants to appreciate and respect the beliefs of others and have strong moral principles.

Staff of the school benefit from priority admission for their children. Our admissions policy effectively guarantees staff a place in the school for their children. With over 800 applications for our 150 places each year, this is a significant perk! In addition, staff will be provided with a comprehensive induction programme and laptop, childcare vouchers are available, and an excellent neighbouring provision offers discounted rates for staff members.

To Apply

Please complete both our application form and equalities monitoring form and email it with a personal statement to

Becket Keys is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date:

Noon, Wednesday 24th April 2024

Please apply promptly as interviews will be held as soon as possible (including before the closing day if the school decides the field is strong enough).

Information about the School

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Contact Information

Ms. Emer McNeela
Becket Keys CofE School
Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood
Essex, CM15 9DA
Telephone: 01277286600

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