Information for Applicants

Appointments to Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School
Information for Applicants

The formal partnership between Chatham House Grammar School (boys) and Clarendon House Grammar School (girls) came into being from January 2009, as a ‘hard’ Federation with one Governing Body and one Executive Headteacher.  Both partner schools became federated Converter Academies from January 2011 and as of 1st September 2013 we became one school – Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School with a Sixth Form of over 500 students.

  • From September 2011 a reorganisation took place of the existing buildings to base Years 7 - 9 at the Chatham site as a Lower School, and Years 10-11 at the Clarendon site as an Upper School. Sixth Form students, who have some of their lessons across both main sites, also have their own 6th Form Centre in the Cavendish building, located centrally between the Chatham & Clarendon sites.
  • From September 2013 the pattern of the School Day changed to a 5 period day with a long morning break, to support inter-site movement by Sixth Form students and some staff. We would expect staff who join the school to be willing to teach across the sites, from Key Stage 3 to the Sixth Form, as/when necessary.
  • All teaching groups in the Sixth Form are mixed. At Key Stage 4 (GCSE option) teaching groups are mixed but all teaching groups at Key Stage 3 remain single sex.
  • CPD is a significant element of what the school offers, and under the leadership of the Professional Tutor, all colleagues who join us will participate in a supportive programme of induction and professional development. Through our various specialisms, the school already has good links with other secondary and primary schools in our area.
  • As an Academy, we maintain the National Teachers Pay & Conditions Document, and the support staff equivalent.  We recognise that the greatest strength of the school is the people who work here – their talent and commitment, which is held in high regard by students, parents and the wider community.
  • We can offer cohesive and mutually supportive teams of staff, friendly and responsive students who are keen to learn and be stretched, and the opportunity for fulfilling and transferable professional development. Having read the application information and researched Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School, I hope that you decide to apply for a post with us and wish you the best of luck.

Debra Liddicoat