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Teacher of Geography - Full-time

Chilmington Green School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC887-3794378-25T
  • Posted:15/01/2024
  • Pay:Competitive
  • Start Date:1st September 2024
  • App Close Date:06/03/2024 at 13:00
  • Interviews:18th March 2024


Recruitment Event 

As part our recruitment for September 2024, Chilmington Green School is hosting a recruitment event on Thursday 8th February. This event will share our exciting plans for the school and the progress that has been made so far. To sign up, please follow this link. 


The Role 


The successful candidate will join the school in September 2024 and will be part of the growing team of staff. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate to shape and grow the school during its formative years. As a new school, we are recruiting teachers in all subject areas and the successful candidates will work as part of a small, close knit and growing team.  


We welcome applications from both ECTs and experienced practitioners.  We welcome applicants to apply for the Head of Key Stage 3 role alongside this role. We will also have opportunities for Head of Year to be considered alongside this role. 



The successful candidate will be: 

  • An inspirational Teacher of Geography who can successfully motivate and inspire students.   
  • Committed to ensuring that all pupils make excellent progress.  
  • Driven and determined to ensure that Chilmington Green School is successfully established with high expectations from the very start.   
  • Dedicated to their own professional development.  

We can offer: 

  • Excellent ongoing CPD and career development opportunities.  
  • The opportunity to contribute to and shape the growth and development of the school from the moment of opening.   
  • Collaboration with colleagues from across the United Learning trust and across our local cluster of schools, Wye School and Ashford School.  
  • Significant potential for progression into middle and senior leadership opportunities.  
  • Working across a large and successful multi-academy trust with a shared curriculum, resources and subject specific support.  


The ability to teach multiple subjects or outside of the main subject area is desirable but not essential. Applications are encouraged from candidates looking for progression into both middle and senior leadership positions.  


We actively welcome visits and would be delighted to share with you our plans for the school. For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact: 


Jon Rutland, Principal, at: 



Due to the anticipated high volume of applications, we reserve the right to close this advertisement early. 


Information about the school

United Learning are delighted to have opened a new school in Ashford. Chilmington Green School is a new secondary school which opened in September 2023 with its first cohort of 120 Year 7 students. At capacity, the school will be a six-form entry, co-educational, non-selective secondary with a 240-place 6th form. We are currently looking for excellent, highly motivated staff, with the vision and aspiration to be a part of a school from its opening through to its first A-level results day; bringing to life the United Learning ethos of the Best in Everyone through a curriculum, culture, environment, and structure that provides an exceptional educational offer for local young people.

Staff will form a dynamic team who are supportive, friendly, and dedicated to instilling the qualities of pride, respect, and resilience in the next generation of children, preparing them for successful, fulfilling, and enjoyable adult lives. Chilmington Green will work collaboratively with United Learning’s cluster of highly successful schools in the area, Wye School (free school, 11-18) and Ashford School (independent, all through and boarding) and, as a result, staff will benefit from richer and wider opportunities for continued professional development (CPD).

United Learning is a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

United Learning schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. The subject specialists, Group-wide intranet, own curriculum, and online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit, and we are open to discussing flexible working options.

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All positions are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online check.

Here at United Learning, we are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued and appreciated. Because we are a group, we can reward you better than any school could alone, and this includes your employee benefits.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.