Brentwood Senior School is an academically selective HMC co-educational independent school with small class sizes and a happy, ambitious and supportive staff team. It is part of Brentwood School, a 3-18 HMC school of 1850 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic graduate to teach Mandarin Chinese in our growing department. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake a full-time PGCE course in this high performing School. We will also happily consider teachers who are already qualified, to teach part-time, with a view to hours increasing over the coming years.
The Chinese Department is developing fast and has been very successful since the subject was introduced into the School curriculum seven years ago. We have excellent resources and offer a high level of support to pupils of KS2 to KS5 (including IGCSE, IB Diploma and A Level courses). The pupils’ language proficiency and understanding of the culture have been improved not only within lessons but also through a variety of extracurricular activities. All pupils are equipped with iPads and colleagues are expected to exploit this resource meaningfully and creatively in their teaching.
The role involves teaching Chinese throughout the School up to, and including, the Sixth Form. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist in supporting pupils outside the classroom. Furthermore, all teaching staff are expected to participate fully in the wider life of the School through co-curricular involvement.
Brentwood School ethos
We embody our values of virtue, learning and manners just as those before us have been doing since 1557. We are proud of our modern inclusive community which is shaped by our Christian Foundation. Our pupils are confident without being arrogant, they look out for each other, they do the right thing, even when no-one is looking and they respect difference: you will see a footballer enjoying lunch with a chorister and a dance captain running a recycling project with a young chess enthusiast.
We help our pupils to solve problems. In partnership with parents, we teach them to persevere after setbacks, adopt a growth mindset, and challenge the norm. We encourage them to ask questions in class and take control of their own learning. Of course, they work hard and enjoy great success in and out of the classroom, and once they’ve left us, many go on to use and develop their leadership skills and achieve beyond their expectations, always remembering what Brentwood has taught them.
That’s who we are. We are Brentwood.
Staff across both the Prep and Senior School enjoy a bespoke collaborative approach to professional development. We believe in being a research engaged school, with those that facilitate our in-house research programme being trained by the Institute of Education. We support many of our staff in obtaining external accreditation across a range of fields and are engaged with a number of national and international organisations. We are a highly supportive school that values the contributions made by a motivated and intellectually curious staff. There are a range of ways that we enhance our staff experience; free gym membership, benefits hub, free lunch, free tickets to school concerts and performance to name but a few. Brentwood School has its own pay scale that is significantly above the maintained sector and we also have a range of staff accommodation that may be available for the successful applicant should they need to relocate.
Applicants who do not have a TES account should visit our website and download an application form or email: HR@brentwood.essex.sch.uk All Brentwood School vacancies can be found on the School’s website. The School reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time.
Brentwood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Brentwood School - All-Through with Sixth Form
- Mainstream school with independent funding
- All-through with sixth form
- Students of mixed gender, age 3 - 18 years
First established in 1557, Brentwood School is one of the UK’s leading independent schools for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. Set within a 75-acre site, in the heart of Brentwood town, and a direct train ride from London Stratford station, Brentwood's ...