Deputy Subject Leader For English - Maternity

Chatham Grammar, Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-5429-12T
  • Posted:16/02/2021
  • Pay:£26,395 - £41,611 plus ARP £2,872
  • Start Date:June 21 (Easter considered)
  • App Close Date:16/03/2021 at 14:00
  • Interviews:tbc


We are seeking an enthusiastic, forward thinking colleague with energy, intellectual capacity and determination to support the leadership our successful English Department and make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people.  This position is fixed term, linked to maternity leave, for up to one year. 

The successful applicant will be an experienced Teacher with specialist knowledge of English and be committed to on-going professional development.   With a positive attitude and resilient nature, you will have demonstrable experience taking the lead on specific projects and proven strategies for ensuring highly motivated and high achieving students reach their full potential.  As Deputy Subject Leader you will assist the Subject Leader in leading a team of 5 accomplished professionals with the support of a dedicated member of our Senior Leadership Team. 

The award-winning English department at Chatham Grammar achieve excellent results and our UKAT A Level courses are extremely popular.  The department are keen enthusiasts for extra-curricular activities and encourage students to write as a passion and to see how English can inform their everyday life.  In less restrictive times the department offer a wide variety of trips the annual A Christmas Carol movie night being one example   

The department benefit from the Trust’s links with the University of Kent and many students work has been published in anthologies.   The friendly, welcoming and experienced English department have worked hard over the last few year to improve and enjoy very positive outcomes but are always striving for even greater heights.   


Your application should be made after reading the job description and person specification and you will use the application to tell us how your current skills and experience fit the requirements and why you think you would be suited to this role.  Applications should be returned to and will be considered upon receipt

We are keen to attract top talent to our inclusive Trust and therefore we welcome applications from all people across the community spectrum regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, sexuality, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment or age. 

The University of Kent Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).  


Information about the school

The University of Kent Academies Trust, which we call UKAT is a multi-academy trust with a supportive learning environment, characterised by open management, and in the knowledge that they will enjoy the full support and care of the pragmatic and forward-thinking leadership team. We have a dynamic, innovative team of professional staff who want to make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people. We would encourage applicants to visit the UKAT website to view the many employee benefits on offer

Chatham Grammar offers its students a wide variety of educational opportunities with a commitment to ensuring that its students achieve good educational outcomes, develop healthy minds and aspire to be happy confident young women ready to embark on a variety of aspirational careers. It benefits from being part of the University of Kent Academies Trust and has a current Ofsted rating of Good. Chatham Grammar is proud of its comprehensive website and would encourage applicants to visit for further information

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.