Working here

Chailey is a thriving, successful school set in rural Sussex, just north of Lewes, and within easy reach of Brighton and Haywards Heath. We are proud of our traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning. 

Staff are friendly, dedicated and supportive; our students are happy and proud to be part of the school. We have a very low level of staff turnover because we are kind and supportive to each other. Chailey is a school where teachers and students can thrive. Of course, working in a school is demanding and all of our staff are hard-working and go above and beyond to support our young people.

Visitors to Chailey School often comment on the calm teaching environment and fantastic relationships between students and teachers.

We had our last Ofsted visit in January 2022 which we were very pleased with.

The Ofsted report contained comments such as:

  • ‘This is a kind school. The school’s values of kindness, resilience, independence and creativity permeate everything.’
  • ‘Welfare and wellbeing are high priorities in this small rural community school.’
  • ‘Pupils are knowledgeable about diversity including Black history and gender equality, sexual orientation and gender identity. Pupils respect different ethnicities and cultures. They value the different contributions that everyone makes.’
  • ‘The curriculum is designed well to meet the needs and aspirations of all pupils including the most able.’
  • ‘Leaders and governors are ambitious for what pupils can achieve. Parents and guardians speak enthusiastically about the school.’

We believe that this is a very strong foundation from which to aspire to excellence in everything we do.

Current Vacancies

Full Time Deputy Faculty Leader of Science

Required 1st September 2024
Closing Date for Applications Noon 18th March 2024
Salary MPS/UPS + TLR 2b
The Science Faculty is strong, dynamic, collaborative and friendly and has a history of very good exam results.  They are a stable team, with many teachers staying for a long time and developing their careers with us.  This vacancy exists because the existing post-holder is relocating to Shropshire.  The Deputy Faculty Leader works closely with the Faculty leader and KS3 co-ordinator and takes specific responsibility for KS4 science.
We offer triple science to all students who are interested in science, rather than basing entry on ability. If you have a strong desire to help students of all abilities to achieve the best they can and fulfill your own potential, then we would be very pleased to hear from you. This post would be an ideal opportunity for an ECT or for a more experienced teacher wishing to further develop their career.
Further details are set out in the application pack on our website (www.chaileyschool.org) . For further information or to arrange a school visit contact Serena Rodd, PA to the Head Teacher, at the school address shown or email: srodd@chaileyschool.org.
Please do come and look around our lovely school and discuss this position and how we can support your professional development further.
 

Full Time Teacher of Science

Required 1st September 2024
Closing Date for Applications noon Monday 18th March 2024
Salary MPS/UPS
The Science Faculty is strong, dynamic, collaborative and friendly and has a history of very good exam results.  They are a stable team, with many teachers staying for a long time and developing their careers with us.  This vacancy exists because a member of staff is relocating to Shropshire. 
We offer triple science to all students who are interested in science, rather than basing entry on ability. If you have a strong desire to help students of all abilities to achieve the best they can and fulfill your own potential, then we would be very pleased to hear from you. This post would be an ideal opportunity for an ECT or for a more experienced teacher wishing to further develop their career.
Further details are set out in the application pack on our website (www.chaileyschool.org) . For further information or to arrange a school visit contact Serena Rodd, PA to the Head Teacher, at the school address shown or email: srodd@chaileyschool.org.
Please do come and look around our lovely school and discuss this position and how we can support your professional development further.

Full Time Teacher of English

Required 1st September 2024
Closing Date for Applications noon 29th February 2024
Salary  MPS/UPS
We are seeking a talented, innovative colleague who would be keen to work with motivated and responsive young people. Visitors to Chailey School often comment on the calm teaching environment and fantastic relationships between students and teachers.
The English Faculty is strong, dynamic, collaborative and friendly and has a history of very good exam results.  If you have a strong desire to help students of all abilities to achieve the best they can and fulfil your own potential, then we would be very pleased to hear from you. We have a strong and inclusive CPD programme for all teachers which we are very proud of, and a good track record in supporting teachers to develop their careers. This post would be an ideal opportunity for an ECT or for a teacher wishing to further develop their career.
Further details are set out in the application pack below or please contact Serena Rodd, PA to the Head Teacher, at the school address shown or email: srodd@chaileyschool.org
We would be very pleased to show any potential candidates around the school and to discuss the position further. Please contact us to arrange a suitable time. 

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Application Form Teaching Post 26th May 2023 Download
Application Pack FT English Teacher for September 2024 06th Feb 2024 Download
Application Pack Teacher of Science September 2024 27th Feb 2024 Download
Application Pack Deputy Faculty Leader of Science September 2024 27th Feb 2024 Download