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We embody our values of virtue, learning and manners just as those before us have been doing 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 encourage them 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 motivated and intellectually curious staff. There is 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. 


Current Senior School Job Vacancies

Teacher of Dance and Drama

Required: September 2024
Closing Date: Thursday 18th April 2024
Interviews: w/c Monday 22nd April 2024

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 1900 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Teacher of Dance and Drama to join this high-performing School. We are looking for an enthusiastic, qualified graduate to teach Dance and Drama in our well-equipped department.

Brentwood School has an excellent tradition of engendering creativity amongst its pupil body. Many pupils have progressed to successful careers in the Performing Arts and the Drama and Dance Departments are very much at the cultural heart of the School community. Pupils have plentiful opportunities to perform within the context of formal lessons and the regular cycle of school productions and showcases. Each year, a number of Sixth Form pupils successfully gain entry to Drama, Performing Arts and Dance schools or progress to read Drama or Dance (or closely related disciplines) at university.

The departments are represented at all levels of the Key Stage 3 curriculum and many pupils elect to take either one or both as part of their optional GCSE subject choices. In the Sixth Form, Drama and Theatre is taught at A Level and as a Group 6 subject within the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Each cohort we offer either IB Dance or A Level Dance depending on student pathways.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and creative department which is extremely well-resourced in terms of teaching materials, dance studios, rehearsal/performance spaces and ICT equipment. The successful candidate will be able to inspire and enthuse our pupils to produce outstanding practical work. Similarly, they will possess high academic standards to ensure the continued strong performance of the department.

The Performing Arts Faculty stages over 70 shows, concerts and productions each year and there will be ample scope for the right candidate to contribute to one of the most varied and professional programmes in the South East. There is an excellent community feel to the Faculty and the successful candidate will join a welcoming and ambitious team.

The successful candidate will also be expected to assist in the support offered to pupils outside the classroom. Furthermore, all teaching staff are expected to participate fully in the wider life of the School through co-curricular involvement.

Applications can be submitted through the TES website, alternatively, applicants who do not have a TES account should use the relevant Interactive Recruitment Form on this page. The School reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time.

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.

Job Description - Teacher of Dance and Drama

Trainee (PGCE or ECT) Teacher of History and Politics

Required:           September 2024
Closing Date:   Thursday 18th April 2024
Interviews:        w/c Monday 22nd April 2024

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 1900 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.

This is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding graduate or ECT of History and Politics to join this high performing School. 

History is a compulsory core subject from Year 7 to Year 9 and the current curriculum provides invaluable opportunities for pupils to develop their historical skills and gain a thematic and chronological understanding of British and World History from 1066 to the present day. From 2022, we are adding a Politics course to Year 9 to equip our pupils with the knowledge and skills they need to participate in our democracy. GCSE History is a very popular choice and we currently follow the Pearson IGCSE World History syllabus. In the Sixth Form, the department teaches A Level History, IB History, A Level Politics, and IB Global Politics. The department organises regular trips and visits and visiting guest lecturers regularly address students. Additional support is provided for students applying to read history at Oxbridge and other leading universities in the UK and overseas.

The role involves teaching History throughout the Senior School, with the possibility of teaching Sixth Form History and/or Politics for the right candidate. The successful candidate will also be expected to assist in the support offered to pupils outside the classroom along with participating in the Department's extra-curricular offering. Furthermore, all teaching staff are expected to participate fully in the wider life of the School through co-curricular involvement.

Brentwood School provides support for our PGCEs through Buckingham University and Early Career Teachers through IStip. 

Applications can be submitted through the TES website, alternatively applicants who do not have a TES account should use the relevant Interactive Recruitment Form on this page. The School reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time.

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.

Job Description - Trainee (PGCE or ECT) Teacher of History and Politics

Tennis Coach

Required: ASAP
Closing Date: Friday 8th March 2024

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 1950 pupils, just 20 minutes from London Liverpool Street.

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding and enthusiastic tennis coach to help further promote and develop our highly successful whole school Tennis Academy. The successful candidate will assist the Head of Tennis in organising and leading the extra-curricular teams and practice across all age and ability ranges. They will also deliver high-quality tennis coaching sessions to students of all abilities and ages.

An LTA Licensed or Registered tennis coach, they should understand the basic principles of sports development, have a flexible approach to work, and hold a minimum LTA Level 2 qualification. 

Applications can be submitted using the relevant Interactive Recruitment Form on this page. The School reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time.

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.

Job description - Tennis Coach

German Teacher Trainee

Full Time (one year)
Start date:  August 2024
Apply by:    June 2024

Brentwood School is seeking strong language graduates to train as secondary school German teachers.

Brentwood School is the lead school for the North London & Essex Hub of the National Modern Languages SCITT, a school-centred, subject-specialist teacher training programme focused on addressing the critical shortage of Modern Languages teachers. Discover a unique teaching training experience with the SCITT approach, setting it apart from conventional teacher training programmes:

  • Immerse yourself in the school environment from the outset, culminating in the achievement of both qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) at the end of the year.
  • Engage in hands-on classroom experience with two diverse school placements in our partner schools, providing a well-rounded training experience.
  • Benefit from expert instruction, as all aspects of the course are taught by experienced Modern Foreign Languages specialists, and the subject-specific PGCE is delivered and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Access training through Hub sessions at Brentwood School and national training days organised by the NML SCITT central office, offering a comprehensive and varied learning experience.

Successful candidates will receive a £25,000 bursary (subject to eligibility) for the training year, with the opportunity to apply for more substantial scholarships of £27,000 from the British Council (subject to eligibility, successful application, and selection). Trainees may also be eligible to seek financial assistance from Student Finance England for course fees (£9,250) and maintenance loans to support their educational journey.

Bursaries for subject knowledge enhancement courses of varying durations are available, subject to eligibility.

We are actively seeking candidates with the potential to become exceptional teachers. Demonstrating extensive subject knowledge in your chosen language or being a native speaker is crucial. A good honours degree or an equivalent recognised qualification, coupled with a high level of fluency in at least one modern language, is essential for prospective candidates.

Information about taster days at Brentwood School (comprising lesson observations and an introduction to the course) and the application and selection process can be found here or by contacting Reina Campbell on [email protected]. Applications are submitted via DfE Apply. The course start date is August 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. A DBS Disclosure is required to Enhanced level.

Spanish Teacher Trainee

Full Time (one year)
Start date:  August 2024
Apply by:    June 2024

Brentwood School is seeking strong language graduates to train as secondary school Spanish teachers.

Brentwood School is the lead school for the North London & Essex Hub of the National Modern Languages SCITT, a school-centred, subject-specialist teacher training programme focused on addressing the critical shortage of Modern Languages teachers. Discover a unique teaching training experience with the SCITT approach, setting it apart from conventional teacher training programmes:

  • Immerse yourself in the school environment from the outset, culminating in the achievement of both qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) at the end of the year.
  • Engage in hands-on classroom experience with two diverse school placements in our partner schools, providing a well-rounded training experience.
  • Benefit from expert instruction, as all aspects of the course are taught by experienced Modern Foreign Languages specialists, and the subject-specific PGCE is delivered and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Access training through Hub sessions at Brentwood School and national training days organised by the NML SCITT central office, offering a comprehensive and varied learning experience.

Successful candidates will receive a £25,000 bursary (subject to eligibility) for the training year, with the opportunity to apply for more substantial scholarships of £27,000 from the British Council (subject to eligibility, successful application, and selection). Trainees may also be eligible to seek financial assistance from Student Finance England for course fees (£9,250) and maintenance loans to support their educational journey.

Bursaries for subject knowledge enhancement courses of varying durations are available, subject to eligibility.

We are actively seeking candidates with the potential to become exceptional teachers. Demonstrating extensive subject knowledge in your chosen language or being a native speaker is crucial. A good honours degree or an equivalent recognised qualification, coupled with a high level of fluency in at least one modern language, is essential for prospective candidates.

Information about taster days at Brentwood School (comprising lesson observations and an introduction to the course) and the application and selection process can be found here or by contacting Reina Campbell on [email protected]. Applications are submitted via DfE Apply. The course start date is August 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. A DBS Disclosure is required to Enhanced level.

French Teacher Trainee

Full Time (one year)
Start date:  August 2024
Apply by:    June 2024

Brentwood School is seeking strong language graduates to train as secondary school French teachers.

Brentwood School is the lead school for the North London & Essex Hub of the National Modern Languages SCITT, a school-centred, subject-specialist teacher training programme focused on addressing the critical shortage of Modern Languages teachers. Discover a unique teaching training experience with the SCITT approach, setting it apart from conventional teacher training programmes:

  • Immerse yourself in the school environment from the outset, culminating in the achievement of both qualified teacher status (QTS) and a postgraduate certificate in education (PGCE) at the end of the year.
  • Engage in hands-on classroom experience with two diverse school placements in our partner schools, providing a well-rounded training experience.
  • Benefit from expert instruction, as all aspects of the course are taught by experienced Modern Foreign Languages specialists, and the subject-specific PGCE is delivered and awarded by Sheffield Hallam University.
  • Access training through Hub sessions at Brentwood School and national training days organised by the NML SCITT central office, offering a comprehensive and varied learning experience.

Successful candidates will receive a £25,000 bursary (subject to eligibility) for the training year, with the opportunity to apply for more substantial scholarships of £27,000 from the British Council (subject to eligibility, successful application, and selection). Trainees may also be eligible to seek financial assistance from Student Finance England for course fees (£9,250) and maintenance loans to support their educational journey.

Bursaries for subject knowledge enhancement courses of varying durations are available, subject to eligibility.

We are actively seeking candidates with the potential to become exceptional teachers. Demonstrating extensive subject knowledge in your chosen language or being a native speaker is crucial. A good honours degree or an equivalent recognised qualification, coupled with a high level of fluency in at least one modern language, is essential for prospective candidates.

Information about taster days at Brentwood School (comprising lesson observations and an introduction to the course) and the application and selection process can be found here or by contacting Reina Campbell on [email protected]. Applications are submitted via DfE Apply. The course start date is August 2024.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. A DBS Disclosure is required to Enhanced level.


Senior School Employment Documents

Interactive Recruitment Form: Please download the Interactive Recruitment Form PDF below and then complete, sign and save using an Adobe PDF Reader. Please do not complete this form in a web browser as your data may not save.

Once the form has been completed, please send back to the HR Department here.

Please also note an online search will be carried out on all shortlisted candidates as part of our pre-recruitment checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023.

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