Work For The Character Education Trust

The Character Education Trust is a multi-academy trust (MAT) that exists to provide outstanding education in schools in Kent. The key aim of our Trust is to give young people the tools they need to be well qualified to achieve success and well-being, and to have choices in adult life.

We aim to help young people develop good character strengths, reach their academic potential and discover where they excel. We believe in ‘Building Character and Creating Opportunities.

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English Teacher

LOCATION: Wrotham School
SCALE: MPS with TLR Options
REQUIRED: September 2023
INTERVIEWS: On receipt of application

Due to school expansion and increasing cohort sizes we are currently looking to appoint a suitable candidate to the position of English teacher. This role is ideal if you are looking to take the next step in your professional career in a thriving educational environment. We welcome applicants of all levels of experience.

You will be suitably qualified with QTS in a relevant subject area as well as a degree at 2:1 or above. You will have experience of teaching English from KS3-5. You will also be emotionally intelligent, highly motivated and be willing to take measured risks to deliver an innovative, creative and engaging curriculum that develops students’ thinking skills, progress and aspirations.

This post is the ideal position for someone looking to gain experience for a future HOD role and would work closely with the Head of English to ensure the provision on offer is of the highest levels of quality and enjoyment. The English department is welcoming and supportive and will immediately provide both autonomy and support to anyone joining the team.

Our English department has achieved exceptional results over the last 6 years with over 85% achieving a grade 4 and above and 62% achieving grade 5 and above in summer 2023. These results demonstrated the exceptional work of a high performing department.

Wrotham School is a highly successful school that is proud of the good character and behavior of its students and our supportive parents. Visitors to our school always comment on the calm and purposeful atmosphere they observe in our classrooms and communal areas. Our outstanding results are testament to the strength of our staff team and the hard work of our students.

We are a comprehensive school and students make outstanding progress at all levels Please visit our website for more information on results and achievements. In our last Ofsted inspections we were judged as good overall with outstanding elements.

We offer our staff competitive pay, with the opportunity to receive additional pay progression for outstanding performance, in a school that has found success outside of the large academy chains. We are a progressive and innovative school that provides a positive and productive place to work for teachers of all experience levels. We offer a flexible action based CPD programme that offers a personalised approach to professional development. We are committed to achieving a healthy work- life balance for all of our staff and impact assess all initiatives and actively remove unnecessary paperwork/ meetings. As a result we have a very low annual staff turnover.

We take wellbeing and welfare of staff very seriously and as well as opportunities throughout the year to have your voice heard, we also provide free lunches and breakfast cereal to all members of staff at the school as well as a coffee morning each Friday.

This post is suitable for ECT’s and we welcome their application. Equally, we also welcome applications from all ranges of experience.

Personal Specification


A passion for exciting and engaging lessons that apply real world skills to creative projectsA working understanding of assessment and moderation of GCSE and A level English Literature and Language
A desire and determination to achieve outstanding results by working with all students to maximise their progress and attainment.
A commitment to our ethos as a recognised ‘’School of Character’’.
Willingness to work collaboratively with staff across our small trust.
A general keenness and enthusiasm for extracurricular activity and school visits/trips and enrichment activity.


A track record of success in teaching English at KS4 and 5.
Experience of moderating English coursework and exam papers at KS4 and 5. Exam board training and knowledge of a range of relevant qualifications.

In return the school offers:

A highly competitive and flexible salary aimed at appointing the best practitioners.
Access to TLR opportunities in a range of areas based on individual skillset that can be discussed at interview.
An opportunity to be part of a high performing and happy staff team.
To be part of the development of the English workspaces and curriculum at Wrotham School as we transfer to our new building in 2024/5.
Excellent work life balance opportunities including flexible working, restricted working hours a culture of trust and autonomy.
Working for a school that is passionate about staff welfare.
Free breakfast and lunch for ALL staff.
Career development opportunities and pathways, in school and across our trust. Regular and supportive line management.


Please apply by completing one of the application forms below and by writing a letter of no more than one side explaining what skills and attributes you have that would make you the best person for this job.

Please email your application to Vicky Ross:

Teaching Staff Application Form – Download

Support Staff Application Form – Download

Equal opportunities employer

Wrotham School is fully committed to equal opportunity employment and actively encourages applications from all potential candidates regardless of race, gender, sexuality and disability.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children.

Contact Wrotham School

We highly recommend contacting us to arrange an informal visit to the school to fully understand what makes Wrotham School such a desirable place to work.

We reserve the right to close the post early should we be able to appoint a suitable applicant.

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If this role is of interest and you’re excited about building character and creating opportunities we want to hear from you.

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