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Teacher of English

Hours of work: Full-time teacher's hours 
Working pattern: Full-time

Closing date: Thursday 13 October 2022, 9 am

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 17 October 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

The Cavendish School
Eldon Road
East Sussex
BN21 1UE

Phone:       01323 731340
Email:        personnel@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk
Website:    https://www.cavendishschool.net/

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.


Teacher of English -  The Cavendish School

  • Full-Time – Current Salary Range £25,714 - £41,604
  • within the Main Pay Range–Upper Pay range
  • This role would be suitable for newly qualified teachers or experienced teachers.
  • Permanent
  • Starting Date: January 2023

Closing date: 9am Thursday 13 October 2022
Interview date: w/c Monday 17 October 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Are you an outstanding and inspirational English teacher looking for a challenge?

Is it important to you to work in a school with strong and visionary leadership?

If so, then apply today to become part of a fantastic team at Cavendish School. The Headteacher is looking for a highly motivated, committed professional who is passionate and enthusiastic to join in the continued development and success of our exciting all-through status.  If you have the skills, drive and enthusiasm this could be the perfect role for you.  

This school offers:

  • A permanent teacher role in a department that is in the top 5% for similar schools nationally, 2022
  • An enthusiastic and committed English Department
  • A strong and visionary leadership
  • A vibrant community
  • An exciting new environment in our all-through campus
  • A grading of ‘good’ by Ofsted (Outstanding for EYFS), 2018
  • Excellent CPD opportunities for all levels and interests
  • Staff Wellbeing: a genuine focus on staff wellbeing
  • Pupils who are motivated and keen to learn

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be an English specialist with initiative and ambition to challenge and motivate our pupils
  • Establish and maintain high standards
  • Bring the curriculum alive through inspirational learning
  • Shape the learning of English in a school that aims to become outstanding in the near future
  • Have the ability to think outside of the box
  • Believe in creating strong, positive relationships with the children, developing them personally, socially, emotionally and academically
  • Have a commitment to personal and professional development
  • Be a team player who is supportive of colleagues

The job role consists of:

  • Having responsibility for teaching in assigned curriculum areas
  • Taking responsibility and be accountable for pupil attainment and achievement, by tracking pupils progress and supporting individual pupils’ learning needs
  • Being consistent in the delivery of all school’s policies and practice
  • Supporting the Progress Leader to secure a high quality learning experience in tutor time
  • Setting high expectations for all pupils through aspirational target setting

We are really proud of the outcomes achieved by our English Department. Last year our results were: 

English Language 9-4: 82%   9-5: 70%
English Literature 9-4: 82%   9-5: 66%

Leaders in this school have created a positive and productive teaching and learning environment where staff have creative autonomy and feel well-supported. The whole community is involved in all aspects of school life and the school has excellent relationships with parents and carers.

If you would like to join a school with a great focus on creating an inclusive environment and where children are empowered to be their best, then please apply. You will join a team of dedicated and caring staff in establishing outstanding teaching, learning and progress for all our children.  

Please download the application form and further details from our website.    
https://www.cavendishtrust.co.uk/vacancies - under Cavendish School

We look forward to receiving your application by e-mail, for the attention of Mrs Angela Hayden, HR Manager & PA to the Headteacher to personnel@cavendish.e-sussex.sch.uk 

Please note that we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all those who work with us to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-check-applicant-criminal-record. We give high priority to promoting diversity throughout the school

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/27503

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Eastbourne

  • Salary
  • £25,714 to £41,604 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 13/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • The Cavendish School

  • Contract type
  • Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 32.5

  • Job type
  • Teaching and Leadership