Working at Chigwell School

Samuel Harsnett founded Chigwell School in 1629 to provide a small school for the local community.  Since then, the School has grown and there are now some 930 pupils, boys and girls, aged 4 to 18, 100 full or part-time teachers, and 60 support staff working together on Harsnett’s original site in the heart of Chigwell Village.  However, despite the growth, Chigwell remains a friendly and caring community with people at its heart – and despite the fact that we are nearly four centuries old, we are a forward-looking school, always looking to develop.  Those who work here are committed and loyal and take a real pride in what they do; they help to make this purposeful and happy community.

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 here.  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.

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, prohibition orders and enhanced DBS.

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