Teacher of Classics, Essex

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Brentwood SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Hours: Full time and permanent for qualified teachers (including NQTs)

A one-year training contract may be available for aspiring entrants to the profession

Report to: Head of Classics

The successful candidate will join a dynamic and thriving Classics department staffed by nine teachers.

The department has recently moved into a purpose designed teaching block.

All teachers and students have iPads, all teaching rooms have interactive screens on which both desktop and iPads can be displayed, and a computer suite is available for use by members of the department. There is a Classics staff office which provides teachers with space and resources for planning.

The School and its senior management are strongly supportive of Classics. Latin is taught from year 7, Classical Greek from year 8, and Classical Civilisation from year 10. All three are available at A-level, with Latin, Greek and Classical Studies also offered as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. GCSE Ancient History is also offered as a 6th Form academic enrichment option. Outside the timetable, the department runs regular trips and visits, organises visiting speakers and activities for junior and senior Classicists. Additional support is provided for students applying to Oxbridge, and advice given to all students applying for Classical subjects at university.

The role involves teaching Classics throughout the School. The successful candidate will be expected to inspire and engage pupils with the outstanding quality of his/her teaching and the individualised support offered outside the classroom. Furthermore, all teaching staff are expected to take a full part in the wider life of the School through extracurricular involvement.

Key Responsibility/Accountability

Specific responsibilities include:

  • To create a positive, supportive and productive working environment for pupils.
  • To assess, record, and report on the development, progress and attainment of pupils
  • To contribute to departmental schemes of work 
  • To help develop pupils as critical thinkers and independent learners
  • To actively promote the study of Classical subjects at School level and beyond.


  • To actively share and support the pastoral wellbeing of the student body.
  • To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of any assigned group of students, including tutor groups.
  • To safeguard the general health and safety of students.
  • To communicate and consult with parents and any relevant outside bodies or agencies.
  • To participate in all relevant meetings.
  • To undertake supervision and cover duties as required.
  • To contribute to other aspects of education outside the classroom e.g. games, clubs & visits.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will be deeply committed to the success of every pupil whom he or she teaches. He or she will deliver excellent teaching and have an appropriate degree. It is expected that they will be able to teach Classical Civilisation & Latin to A-level/IB standard; the ability to teach Classical Greek is desirable but not essential.

We are looking for someone who has a demonstrable enthusiasm for Classics and the post would be suitable for either an experienced teacher or someone early in their career. Extensive opportunities for professional development are available.

The successful applicant will have an excellent understanding of current educational thinking and adopt a proactive and innovative approach towards future developments in the subject area.

The post-holder must be committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of young people and to demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of this post. To adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Child Protection Policy Statement at all times and report any concerns to the line manager or the School’s Child Protection Officer.

To find out more about this role please contact Mr Ben Clark (Head of Classics) BTC@brentwood.essex.sch.uk

To be committed to the safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of young people. To demonstrate this commitment in every aspect of this post. To adhere to, and ensure compliance with, the School’s Child Protection Policy at all times. You are required to report any safeguarding or child protection concerns to your line manager or the School’s Child Protection Officer.

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More about Brentwood School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8EE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1277 243 243
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First established in 1557, Brentwood School is a co-educational independent school located in the town of Brentwood, Essex. The school exists on a 72-acre site with a huge range of modern teaching, sports and recreational facilities, including tennis...