Teacher of English, Brighton and Hove

Closing date:Expiring soon

King's SchoolBrighton and Hove

Date posted:
Start date: Easter 2019 preferred, September 2019 also considered
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Teacher of English

Contract: Full time and permanent 

Salary:  Main Scale/UPS- Suitable for NQTs

Start date: Easter 2019 preferred, but September 2019 considered for the right candidate

Application closing date: Monday 21st January 2019- Midday

Interview date: Tuesday 5th February 2019

Potential applicants are invited to visit the school at 3.30pm on Wednesday 16th January. Booking is required. Please find further details below.  


Are you an outstanding English teacher who is looking for a new challenge? King’s School is currently recruiting for a teacher of English with QTS to join our growing school community. Applications from experienced teachers or NQTs are welcome; if you are an outstanding classroom teacher with a passion for student learning and you want to be part of something new and exciting, we look forward to receiving your application. 

The successful applicant will join an ambitious, supportive and high achieving department; the school’s first GCSE cohort sat their exams in the summer of 2018, and 83% achieved a grade 4 or above in English. You can find out more about the department in the accompanying letter from Mrs. Lauren Butcher, Head of English. 

King’s School is an ecumenical Christian School in the Diocese of Chichester, affiliated to the Church of England. The school opened its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2013 and there are currently approximately 500 students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 with a team of over 45 teachers and support staff. In August 2019 we will move onto our new permanent site in West Blatchington. We will be occupying a three-storey new build which will have fully equipped, state of the art, science laboratories and prep rooms.  Following this move, our PAN will increase to 150 per year group. 

Our aim is to provide a high quality education in a caring Christian environment in which every student is known and cared for. We are committed to outstanding academic performance and to fostering a love of learning. Our work and relationships are based upon the four core Christian values of Love, Forgiveness, Respect and Responsibility and through these we encourage and support every student and member of staff to be the best that they can be.


Why join King’s School?

  • Enthusiastic, committed and supportive staff team and SLT
  • Range of opportunities for professional development
  • Exciting opportunities in school development 
  • Excellent support through our sponsor- the Russell Education Trust
  • Close proximity to the vibrant city of Brighton


The closing date for applications is Monday 21st January 2019- Midday. Interviews for this position will be held on Tuesday 5th February.  Completed applications should be sent to vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk by noon on the closing date. Please note that applications must be made via the school's own form, available from the TES listing or our website www.kingsschoolhove.org.uk/vacancies.php

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, please contact Eleanor Edwards on 01273 840004, or email vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk. There will be an opportunity for applicants to visit the school on Wednesday 16th January at 3.30-4.30pm. Ms. Edwards, HR and Office Manager will lead a tour of the school and answer any questions you may have. Please email vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk to book a place. With regret, we will not be able to accommodate requests for tours at other times. 


We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process.  Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post.

King’s School is a Free School which takes funding from the department for Education and operates as any other state school. Our sponsor is the Russell Education Trust which is an organisation staffed solely by Educational Professionals (and not by private business). 



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: High Street, Portslade, Brighton, East Sussex, BN41 2PG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1273 840004
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