Current Vacancies

We generally do not use agencies for recruitment preferring to spend our money on resources for students, so please contact us directly if you want to work here. Read on to find out more. 

Teaching Staff

Assistant Head Teacher - Start September 2024 Full Time

Background Information & Job Profile

There is an exciting opportunity for someone to join the senior leadership team at Becket Keys Church of England School. We are an extremely welcoming, supportive and caring school looking for a pastoral leader who values relationships with staff and students, service to the school community, and sees fruitfulness in every individual. You will understand flourishing in its broadest sense, understanding the importance of wellbeing, performance and character.

This post is a vital appointment in terms of fulfilling our Christian vision and ambition for our inclusive school to secure and enhance life chances for all our students. Our ethos is one of character education, seeing staff as role models of our Christian values and teachers of good choices. The way we lead pastorally here is quite different to many schools. It might be different to what you have previously experienced, so the successful candidate will need to be willing to adapt to this approach. We know that when working with pastoral matters there will be times when things are not perfect. We are looking for a professional who is willing to learn, reflect and grow. We care for each other here as a family and all students are known by name; we take the role ‘in loco parentis’ very seriously - caring for students as if they are our own children.

To apply for this role please complete the application form and the Equality Monitoring Form and return both to the school along with your personal statement 

Closing date: Noon Thursday 7th March 2024

Head of History - Full time. Start Easter or September 2024

Department Information & Job Profile

There is an exciting opportunity at Becket Keys Church of England School for the right candidate to join our History team as Head of Department. If you love history, get on well with other people and want to see students flourish in your subject, then this is the role for you.

Our current post-holder has been promoted to Deputy Head of Sixth Form and is remaining in the school. We also have another experienced ex-head of History in the team. Therefore, we think we are well placed to offer a highly supportive department. 

We think the position could suit someone who is already head of department but is looking for a move to an outstanding Church of England school. However, it could equally suit a colleague who has successfully taught A Level and GCSE History and is now looking for their first middle leadership role. We would also consider someone who has had a career break and is looking to come back into teaching but was not expecting to be able to do so at Head of Department level.

To apply for this role please complete the application form and the Equality Monitoring Form and return both to the school along with your personal statement 

Closing date: Noon Friday 1st March 2024

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If you are interested in teaching at Becket Keys, we are always willing to accept speculative applications from teachers of any subject. 

What is it like to work at Becket Keys?

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:

Our students

  • Act responsibly and respectfully
  • Aim high in life and learning
  • Engage with and contribute to the local community

Our staff

  • 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. Around 20 colleagues are currently benefitting from places for the children in the school. Most of these would not have secured a place without the staff criteria being in place. 

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

Speculative applications are always welcome. Please complete the Application Form and Equality Monitoring Form and return it to the school along with your Personal Statement to Please contact us on this email if you require any further information.