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Southchurch High School is a rapidly improving and oversubscribed secondary School. We are looking for committed and passionate individuals to join our team of staff to help ensure our students achieve their potential.
Ofsted say that ‘the School’s programme of training for teachers is thorough and effective. This is an improving School. Standards of teaching and behaviour are improving and as a result so is achievement.’
For further details about the School or any enquiries regarding any of the vacancies below, please email Tracy Smith, HR Manager:  hr@southchurchschool.com. We welcome visits or a telephone conversation and in this regard please contact Tracy Smith on 01702 900777.

The Governing Body is committed to:

  • safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, of children and young people
  • promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued
  • the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share this commitment.

The Application Form is available to download here in PDF format or Microsoft Word format.

The Recruitment and Selection Policy Statement is available here.

The Recruitment Privacy Notice is available here.


Teacher of Science (MPS/UPS)
Required January 2021

Are you an enthusiastic Science teacher (any specialism considered) looking for new and exciting challenges?  If so, Southchurch High School could be your next career move.  Due to rapid expansion, we need an outstanding Science teacher to join our committed team of practitioners in delivering a curriculum which informs, transforms and generates a lifelong love of learning.

This post would ideally suit either a Newly Qualified Teacher or someone early on in their career. It is essential for candidates to be able to teach Science at KS3 and KS4.

Southchurch High School is an expanding, oversubscribed secondary school in Southend-on-Sea.  The school is very popular and has a waiting list to join.  The ideal candidate will enjoy the challenge of teaching well-behaved, enthusiastic and able pupils.  You will have the ability, drive and enthusiasm to make a difference to students and young people from the Southend-on-Sea area.

Download an application pack Here

Closing date: Noon on Friday, 9 October, 2020
The School reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.


Learning Support Assistant
Required as soon as possible

£13,631 to £13,903 actual annual salary (Point 6-7 Essex Scale 4)
30 hours per week (Monday to Friday 8.15 am – 3.15 pm) Ÿ term time only

Our Special Educational Needs (SENDCO) Department, is integral to the ongoing success of the School, and our Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) are a vital part of the team. We are looking for an excellent LSA to help us to empower our KS3 and KS4 SEN students to fulfil their potential.

Are you a recent graduate?  Thinking about teaching but not sure if it is for you?  Have you considered becoming a Learning Support Assistant?  You will gain practical classroom experience and the opportunity to decide if teaching is the route you want to take.  We have proven success stories of LSAs entering teacher training programmes.

The role will involve:

  • Working with individuals or small groups of children in collaboration with teaching staff;
  • Proactively supporting students with activities designed to enhance numeracy and literacy;
  • Supporting SEN students in gaining the ability to utilise IT in the classroom;
  • Promoting positive behaviour, raising esteem and encouraging an aspirational culture;
  • Working with SEN students to foster their development as independent learners.

In order to achieve this you will need to have:

  • A good standard of education (Maths/English GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent);
  • A commitment to high standards of achievement from students and yourself;
  • Excellent organisational skills and competence in common IT applications;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act on your own initiative;
  • An enthusiastic, can-do attitude with a good sense of humour.

This is an exciting time to join our school.  Southchurch High School is a rapidly improving and oversubscribed secondary School.  You will become part of a positive, aspirational and fun team that values the contribution of its LSAs.

Our ethos is focused on ensuring all of our students achieve their full potential.  The School’s focus on achievement is the same as at every Partnership Learning School.  The atmosphere is disciplined and rigorous but also happy and caring.

Training will be provided and you will be expected to participate in ongoing professional development.

This is a public facing role and the successful candidate must speak fluent English.

Please note the School can only consider completed School Application Forms and not CVs alone.

Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday, 25 September, 2020 (late applications may not be considered)
The School reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Download an application pack Here

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by close of play on Monday, 28 September, 2020.
Please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion if you have not heard within that time frame.
1st round interviews will take place virtually on Thursday, 1 October, 2020.
Those successful at the 1st round interview will be invited into School for a
2nd round interview on Monday, 5 October, 2020.



Teacher Training Opportunities

Southchurch High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment health check questionnaire, satisfactory references and probationary period.