Careers with UKAT
About Chatham Grammar School for Girls
Chatham Grammar School for Girls, part of the University of Kent Academies Trust (UKAT), is a selective 11-19 girls school. The school benefits from being part of UKAT and opportunities are plentiful through key interventions from the University of Kent which include: a shared sixth form provision, wider curriculum opportunities, excellent shared facilities, bespoke graduate and post graduate Student Ambassadors Mentoring Scheme and the unique UKAT Teacher Training programme.
What we offer
Working for the University of Kent Academies Trust comes with a wide range of benefits, underpinned by our commitment to professional development and looking after the health and wellbeing of our staff team.
We offer a range of excellent benefits and incentives:
· Apple iPad*
· Established professional development programme
· Assistance with accommodation or relocation package available (£500max)
· Links to the University of Kent to enhance your own career development
· Access to a Childcare Voucher Scheme
*Subject to terms of employment
Our commitment to keeping our staff well includes benefits such as:
· Free Benenden Health Cover (employee cover only)
· Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme (MBSR)
· Cycle to Work Scheme
· UKAT Booster Programme – Healthy Minds and Bodies
Values and vision
At CGSG we offer our students a wide variety of stimulating and motivating opportunities to achieve outstanding academic outcomes, and develop high quality thinking, learning and communication skills and in so doing build a secure foundation for a positive and successful life.
We recognise the enormous social and emotional pressures that are put on young women today, and our priority and commitment is to ensure that our students develop healthy inquisitive minds, and that academic success is achieved within a nurturing environment. Essentially CGSG is a supportive, friendly place, which fosters excellent and secure relationships between students and staff – our young people are happy, confident and resilient.
Our goal is to ensure that our students go out into the world with the ability to deal confidently with all the experiences that come their way. CGSG students enter university and the professional work place full of passion, and with aspiration, self-belief and high self esteem of what they can achieve. In Year 7 we begin the journey to success by discovering the individual talents of our students through our Year 7 curriculum, enabling a smooth transition from primary to secondary education. Students are supported from early beginnings to successfully engage with all the changes and opportunities that life in CGSG will offer.
Where is Chatham Grammar School for Girls
Set within the Garden of England, Chatham Grammar School for Girls is located in the heart of Medway in a rural part of Chatham adjacent to the Darland Banks. The location of the School provides excellent transport links by rail to London (with the option of a high-speed service) and its main airports and is less than an hour from the main channel ports giving easy access to mainland Europe. Gillingham railway station is just a 15-20 minute walk away. The School also has excellent transport links by road from the M2/A2 (and has free car parking!).
Within close proximity of the School, there are a wide range of leisure and cultural activities. Just five minutes from the School you will find the Chatham Ski Centre (the only one of its kind in Kent) and the neighbouring Capstone Country Park offering nice walks, fishing, café and children’s play area and some fifteen minutes by car brings you to Historic Dockyard Chatham, one of Britain’s leading maritime heritage destinations where you can explore galleries and museums and enjoy a multitude of festivals and events throughout the year. The nearby Hempstead Valley Shopping Centre offers a wide range of retail outlets if you are in need of some retail therapy alongside a range of and restaurants and cafes. Slightly further afield (about fifteen minutes by car) the Dockside Outlet centre sports over 40 great retailers, restaurants, bars, coffee shops, gyms, hotels and a newly built Odeon Cinema.
The local area boasts great sporting facilities and the nearby Medway Park (10 minute drive) is an established sports centre with three indoor swimming pools, gym, fitness centre, sports hall and squash courts. Our Lead Sponsor, the University of Kent also offers a professional Sports Therapy Clinic at Medway Park and offers discounted rates to any UKAT staff.
For those that might be interested in discovering a bit more about the local area we are very fortunate to have some beautiful landmarks close by and would encourage you to visit the historical town of Rochester, home of Charles Dickens where you will find museums, stunning historic buildings including the 800+ year old Rochester Castle and Rochester Cathedral together with a wide range of hotels and restaurants, bars, tea shops and a buzzing night life. Or you might want to visit the more rural and quiet tranquil river village of Upnor where you will find Upnor Castle located on the west bank of the River Medway in Kent.
The location of the School also provides a wide range of housing options, so whether you are an NQT or an experienced teacher, looking for your first property, moving up the property ladder or relocating to the area, there is a varied selection of properties to suit your needs. We would be happy to assist you in providing useful information and contacts if you are looking to relocate to the area.
With all of this so close to the School, there really is a lot on offer for working at the University of Kent Academies Trust.
See for yourself and come and visit us if you are interested in joining us!
Opportunities at Chatham Grammar School for Girls
We are always on the lookout for new staff who have vision and professionalism and want to make a difference to the lives, aspirations and opportunities of our young people. You may be an NQT, an experienced teacher, someone considering returning to teaching or someone looking to qualify and train as a teacher - we would love to hear from you. If you are interested in joining us, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
The University of Kent Academies Trust and Chatham Grammar School for Girls are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of appointment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.