Becket Keys Church of England School is situated in Brentwood, Essex. This town is in a semi-rural setting and is just under half an hour to London by train. The area has excellent transports links via the M25, A12 and A127 road network. Brentwood is a great place to base yourself in order to enjoy Essex and the surrounding countryside and the excitement of London.
Becket Keys offers a high quality education in a caring, Christian environment in which each student is known, valued and encouraged to achieve his/her individual potential. We are committed to outstanding academic performance and to fostering a love of learning in our students.
At Becket Keys:
- Act responsibly and respectfully
- Aim high in life and learning
- Engage with and contribute to the local community
- Support all students to achieve their greatest academic potential
- Provide a nurturing environment where students and their individual learning needs are known by all
- Encourage parental engagement
We place emphasis on all members of our community co-operating with others considerately and honestly, promoting the understanding that with rights come responsibilities.
We recognise the hard work and commitment shown by our staff and as well as competitive salaries, all our teachers have professional development opportunities individually tailored to where they are in their careers. Newly Qualified Teachers are supported with a programme run by members of the Senior Leadership Team. Each year we hope to bring in at least three NQTs/ECTs alongside a high number of student teachers to create a learning hub. This hub provides training on a weekly basis for these new to teaching colleagues and is used by other local schools who wish to benefit.
Staff are provided with laptops and all the software and equipment they need to teach effectively. Whether it is a new interactive whiteboard, a visualiser or simply a clicker to advance to the next slide on a PowerPoint!
We look after our staff's every need, from simple things like free tea and coffee throughout the day, and delicious meals at lunchtime to the use of our quiet and spacious staff room for collaborative work and support.
Potential applicants who have children may be interested to hear that our admissions policy offers the opportunity for staff to gain a place for their child at the school. In 2021, seven members of staff took advantage of this offer.
If you are looking for a positive atmosphere and a great place to work then look no further than Becket Keys! Would you like more information about teaching at Becket Keys? Click here.
Our current vacancies are listed below. For further information, please click on the role you are interested in where you will find the job profile, person specification and closing date for the role. Here you can view the Teacher Profile.
Safeguarding & Inclusion Case Manager
We are currently seeking a Safeguarding & Inclusion Case Manager to support senior staff and lead on key aspects of safeguarding and pastoral welfare including eventually acting as the school's Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead. The post holder will have a key organisational role in safeguarding and child protection across the school, including managing cases so that support and provision is in place for students requiring intervention to remove barriers to learning.
We are seeking a candidate who is committed team-player who can support the efficient running of the school by being hands-on, flexible, organised and pro-active.
Learning Support Technician (Learning Support Assistant)
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and talented Learning Support Technician to provide hover support to students in lessons across the curriculum. The role will also involve monitoring and evaluating student responses to learning activities through the 'Assess-Plan-Do-Review' model to accelerate progress and attainment, and you will plan and deliver small group interventions under the direction of the SENDCo.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop your skills in working with children with SEND.
Teaching Positions Starting in September
English Teacher 2iC
The English department is well established and successful. We want to further strengthen our team by appointing a new 2iC. This 2iC post is a vital appointment in terms of fulfilling our vision and ambition for our inclusive school to secure and enhance positive life chances for all our students. As such, we are determined to see every student achieve well in this crucial subject, with good numbers going on to take it for A level and beyond at university. Therefore, we want to recruit a highly capable, dedicated and ambitious professional who will assist the new Head of Department in taking a lead at either Key Stage 3 or 5 and driving forward our ambitions for this 'gold plated' facilitating subject.
We are looking to appoint an ambitious individual capable of progressing in the long term to head of department and beyond. Key attributes include a demonstrable unstoppable passion for the subject: a wide knowledge of literature, exemplary oracy and grammar and a track record of improving students' writing. The successful candidate will be able to model outstanding teaching in the classroom to develop the practice of all staff. S/he will work alongside our expert Trust (The Russell Education Trust) who also provide training, advice and support for all. A strong academic grounding will be essential for this role.
ICT Technician Apprentice
We are currently looking for a colleague to work here as an apprentice with our ICT technicians. The role will suit a candidate who has completed A Levels. Experience with ICT is not required, but a strong interest will be an advantage.
In applications, candidates should demonstrate how they have engaged with IT and in what ways they think they would be suitable to work in a school environment. They should also indicate what experience they have (if any) of working already - especially in receiving training in the work place. For example, candidates might talk about voluntary work that they have done or Saturday Jobs that they have held.