Teacher of Classics, Essex

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Brentwood SchoolEssex

Date posted:
Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

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 over 1600 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding Teacher of Classics to join this high performing School. We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified graduate to teach Classics in our well-equipped department of eight full-time teachers. Applications are welcome from experienced teachers as well as NQTs.

Latin is taught from Year 7, Greek from Year 9, and Classical Civilisation from Year 10. All three subjects are taught at A Level, with Latin also taught as part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Pupil numbers are enviable: the current Year 11 has 42 studying Latin and 12 Greek, and the current Year 13 has 14 studying Latin and 5 Greek. Additional support is provided for students applying for Classics at university, and seven Brentwood pupils in the last four years have received offers to study Classics at Oxford or Cambridge.

Brentwood School has its own pay scale significantly above the maintained sector and subsidised accommodation might be available if required.

Brentwood School ethos

We embody our values of virtue, learning and manners just as those before us have beendoing 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 encouragethem 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.

To download further information and an application pack, please visit our website 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.

We will arrange remote interviews via video-conferencing before Easter.

Closing Date: Midday, Monday 30th March 2020

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.



More about Brentwood School
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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. View in Google Maps
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...