Archbishop Samuel Harsnett founded Chigwell School in 1629 to provide a small school for the local community (described by the Founder as the parishes of Chigwell, Loughton, Woodford and Lambourne). Now, 384 years on, the School has grown and there are some 880 pupils aged 4 to 18, 100 full or part-time teachers, and 60 support staff fully involved on Harsnett’s original site in the heart of Chigwell parish, adjacent to the parish church and village inn. However, despite the growth, Chigwell remains a friendly and caring community where individuals work together in a supportive way.
Chigwell School is an equal opportunities employer and the School is committed to ensuring within the framework of the law that the workplaces are free from unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, gender, age, marital status or disability. All employment decisions are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria.
There is a well –developed programme of professional development but more broadly, we aim to recruit, retain and nurture the best possible staff and provide a stimulating, rewarding and supportive environment for all who are employed at Chigwell.
Chigwell is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and DBS.
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