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Teacher of English

Chatham GrammarMedway

We are seeking an enthusiastic, forward-thinking colleague with energy, intellectual capacity and determination to support the leadership of our successful English Department and make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people.  This position is fixed term, linked to maternity leave, for up to one year.

The successful applicant will be an experienced Teacher with specialist knowledge of English and be committed to on-going professional development.   With a positive attitude and resilient nature, you will enrich the learning of our students with your engaging and challenging lessons.  

Whilst this position is for a Teacher of English, we can consider additional responsibilities for applicants looking to bridge the gap to Leadership in a supportive and nurturing environment.  The specifics of this would be discussed with candidates on an individual basis according to their aspirations and needs.

The award-winning English department at Chatham Grammar achieve excellent results and our UKAT A Level courses are extremely popular.  The department are keen enthusiasts for extra-curricular activities and encourage students to write as a passion and to see how English can inform their everyday life.  In less restrictive times the department offer a wide variety of trips the annual “A Christmas Carol” movie night being one example  

The department benefit from the Trust’s links with the University of Kent and many students’ work has been published in anthologies.   The friendly, welcoming and experienced English department have worked hard over the last few year to improve and enjoy very positive outcomes but are always striving for even greater heights.  

The successful applicant will be coming to a multi-academy trust wide supportive learning environment, characterised by open management, and in the knowledge that they will enjoy the full support and care of the pragmatic (and down to earth) leadership team. We have a dynamic, innovative team of professional staff who want to make a difference to the lives, aspirations, and opportunities of our young people.  We would encourage applicants to visit the UKAT website to view the many employee benefits on offer

Chatham Grammar offers its students a wide variety of educational opportunities with a commitment to ensuring that its students achieve good educational outcomes, develop healthy minds and aspire to be happy confident young women ready to embark on a variety of aspirational careers.  It benefits from being part of the University of Kent Academies Trust and has a current Ofsted rating of Good.   Chatham Grammar is proud of its comprehensive website and would encourage applicants to visit for further information


Your application should be made after reading the job description and person specification and you will use the application to tell us how your current skills and experience fit the requirements and why you think you would be suited to this role.

We are keen to attract top talent to our inclusive Trust and therefore we welcome applications from all people across the community spectrum regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment or age.

In order to follow social distancing guidance, visits to the Academy are not possible at this time, but we would be happy to arrange a discussion or video call with a member of our Senior Leadership Team to share our vision for this role with you.  To arrange such a discussion, or for any other queries about the role, please email

For further information, to download our application form or to send us your CV, please visit our website:

Deadline for applications:  10.00am on Monday 19 April 2021

The University of Kent Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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