Becket Keys Church of England School is situated in Brentwood, Essex. This town is in a semi-rural setting and is just under half an hour to London by train. The area has excellent transports links via the M25, A12 and A127 road network. Brentwood is a great place to base yourself in order to enjoy Essex and the surrounding countryside and the excitement of London.
Becket Keys offers a high quality education in a caring, Christian environment in which each student is known, valued and encouraged to achieve his/her individual potential. We are committed to outstanding academic performance and to fostering a love of learning in our students.
At Becket Keys:
- Act responsibly and respectfully
- Aim high in life and learning
- Engage with and contribute to the local community
- Support all students to achieve their greatest academic potential
- Provide a nurturing environment where students and their individual learning needs are known by all
- Encourage parental engagement
We place emphasis on all members of our community co-operating with others considerately and honestly, promoting the understanding that with rights come responsibilities.
We recognise the hard work and commitment shown by our staff and as well as competitive salaries, all our teachers have professional development opportunities individually tailored to where they are in their careers. Newly Qualified Teachers are supported with a programme run by members of the Senior Leadership Team. Each year we hope to bring in at least three NQTs/ECTs alongside a high number of student teachers to create a learning hub. This hub provides training on a weekly basis for these new to teaching colleagues and is used by other local schools who wish to benefit.
Staff are provided with laptops and all the software and equipment they need to teach effectively. Whether it is a new interactive whiteboard, a visualiser or simply a clicker to advance to the next slide on a PowerPoint!
We look after our staff's every need, from simple things like free tea and coffee throughout the day, and delicious meals at lunchtime to the use of our quiet and spacious staff room for collaborative work and support.
Potential applicants who have children may be interested to hear that our admissions policy offers the opportunity for staff to gain a place for their child at the school. In 2021, seven members of staff took advantage of this offer.
If you are looking for a positive atmosphere and a great place to work then look no further than Becket Keys! Would you like more information about teaching at Becket Keys? Click here.
Our current vacancies are listed below. For further information, please click on the role you are interested in where you will find the job profile, person specification and closing date for the role. Here you can view the Teacher Profile.
Teaching Positions starting September 2022
Full Time SENCO – Assistant Head Teacher - Closing Date - Noon Wednesday 25th May
Due to our current SENCO relocating, we are seeking a suitably qualified colleague to continue the excellent work of the department. This demanding position will see the successful candidate joining our highly successful senior leadership team. We feel the role would suit someone who is currently an assistant SENCO or a SENCO who is looking for a role on the senior leadership team of a school.
This post is a vital appointment in terms of fulfilling our Christian vision and ambition for our inclusive school to secure and enhance positive life chances for our most vulnerable students. As such, we are determined to recruit a highly capable, dedicated and ambitious professional who will add value to the school in ensuring excellent levels of academic progress and provision.
We would expect a demonstrable unstoppable passion for supporting our most vulnerable students and those with barriers to learning. However, our expert Trust (The Russell Education Trust) will always provide further training, advice and support.
The successful candidate will be able to model outstanding teaching in the classroom to develop the practice of all staff. We would expect the appointee to teach around 8-12 periods per week – preferably in an Ebacc subject.
Head of English
We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced colleague to lead our outstanding English department. This rewarding position will see the successful candidate joining our highly successful team of middle leaders.
This post is a vital appointment in terms of fulfilling our vision and ambition for our inclusive school to secure and enhance positive life chances for all our students. We are determined to see every student achieve well in this crucial subject, with high numbers going on to take it for A level and beyond at university. We want to recruit a highly capable, dedicated and ambitious professional who will add value to the school. They will ensure excellent levels of academic progress for all, alongside engaging experiences of cultural capital to support our students to be successful in society and their career.
As part of our growth plan, we are seeking a teacher for our highly successful Science Department. If you can deliver rigorous and engaging teaching to students, we want to hear from you! ECTs would be welcome to apply; we have an excellent track record of supporting teachers in the early stages of their career. However, we also would benefit from someone joining the team who has recent A level teaching experience, so more experienced staff are also encouraged to consider this opportunity.
We are open minded to welcome scientists of any specialism. You will need to be ready to teach across our full science curriculum at Key Stage 3 and then specialise for Key Stage 4 and 5. We have an engaging curriculum that features a great deal of practical science – students really enjoy their science lessons here. We are looking for energetic and passionate teachers who enthuse about the science curriculum.
Design & Technology Teacher
We are seeking a Design Technology teacher to join our small team to teach across the key stages. This is an exciting opportunity for a confident colleague who wants to play a significant role in this important and successful subject. Your application should demonstrate a strong track record of examination success. However, the Russell Education Trust offers a wealth of support and expertise to help you in this role, regardless of recent exam board experience.
There will also be plenty of opportunities to bring your own ideas and creativity to the role. We would be pleased to see how our candidates would seek to develop a curriculum that emphasises the many and numerous contributions made to STEM from the UK and around the World and how students can expect an enriched career by entering this field.
Special Educational Needs Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) - Start date: ASAP
Becket Keys’ students are passionate about their school and staff will tell you that this is an exciting and exceptional place to work. The school offers a high-quality education in a caring, Christian environment in which each student is known, valued and encouraged to achieve his/her individual potential. We are committed to outstanding academic performance and to fostering a love of learning in our students.
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) to join our SEND Department. This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills in working with children with SEND and to assist in leading the work of the SEND team under the direction of our SENDCo.
Job Description - Closing date Friday 27th May 2022
Mathematics Learning Support Technician - Start date: ASAP
Hours: 21 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Salary: NJC3, £9.5k (Full time equivalent of £19.5k)
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Mathematics Learning Support Technician to support students with SEND in Years 7 – 11. Experience of supporting students with Dyscalculia, ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and/ or dyslexia would be advantageous but this is not essential, as training will be provided.
The role will involve supporting the students in lessons across the curriculum. You will be expected to develop and prepare differentiated learning materials for them under the direction of the class teachers and SENDCo, and to carry out general learning support responsibilities. You will also plan and deliver small group Mathematics interventions under the direction of the SENDCo.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills in working with children with SEND.
Closing Date: Friday 27th May 2022