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Head of Latin and Classics (Maternity Cover)
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Head of Latin and Classics (Maternity Cover)

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Cranbrook School

Cranbrook, Kent

Dependent on experience
Job type:
Full Time, Maternity Cover
Apply by:
16 November 2017

Job overview

Cranbrook School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and outstanding teacher of Latin and Classical Civilisation as Head of Department  (maternity cover)starting January 2018. The applicant would need to have the ability to teach Latin to GCSE and Classical Civilisation in the 6th form on both the outgoing and the new OCR specifications. Previous experience as a Head of Department would be a benefit. Cranbrook School is a selective state grammar school for boys and girls, and the Classics department historically performs very competitively both at GCSE and at A Level. The successful candidate will not only be passionate about the classical world themselves but also committed to inspiring students to achieve their own aspirations, both inside and outside the classroom.

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Cranbrook School is a mixed state grammar school with 872 pupils aged 11-18 years, including around 260 boarders. It was founded in 1518. Day pupils come from within 5.28 miles of the school, following a test to judge their suitability for a grammar school education. Boarders are admitted from a wide area, having sat the same test. Although it is a selective school, Cranbrook admits a wider ability range than many other grammar schools. We provide a challenging and supportive curriculum so that students of all abilities are catered for. The value-added scores that are achieved each year bear testimony to the success of our provision. Our most recent Ofsted inspection (2015), and Ofsted boarding inspection (2018) both rated us as ‘Outstanding’.

Pupils join at the age of 11 or 13, and in Year 10 they start GCSEs in nine or ten subjects. Most students then qualify for the Sixth Form, this being supplemented by a healthy intake into Year 12 from other schools. All Sixth Formers take at least three A levels and can choose the EPQ and other qualifications in addition.

For a state school, the facilities are impressive. Within the seventy acres of school grounds are found the six boarding houses, the Queen’s Hall Theatre (used for assemblies, school productions, visiting theatre companies and concerts), a large library and lecture theatre. Sports facilities include a large sports hall, dance studio, cardio gym, weights room, heated outdoor swimming pool, squash courts and extensive playing fields and facilities for games - hockey, rugby, cricket, netball, tennis and athletics – as well as an astro-turf pitch. The school also possesses a Performing Arts Centre that houses a drama studio and music practice rooms, and a vibrant Sixth Form Centre. The school boasts an Observatory named after Dr Piers Sellers OBE, an Old Cranbrookian and NASA astronaut.


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Our Mission

  • To provide an outstanding all-round education with academic fulfilment at its heart
  • To add value to our local community and provide exceptional boarding for those outside it
  • To develop curious, resilient and empathic young adults, who are confident to follow their own paths

Our Motto

Maiora tento praesentibus aequus

Equal to today, I reach for greater things

Our Values

  • Kindness
  • Integrity
  • Curiosity
  • Aspiration
  • Individuality

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