House Leader (two posts) with Class Teacher responsibilities

Pay Range: MPR/UPR + TLR 1B (Fringe)
Start Date: September 2023 (or earlier)
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/03/2023

Position: House Leader (2 posts) with Class Teacher responsibilities 

Pay Range: MPR/UPR +TLR 1B (Fringe). The Trust offers an attractive package of benefits to its staff.

Position Start Date: September (or earlier) 2023

Contract Type:  Full-time
Contract Term: Permanent

Application Close:  Thursday 30th March 2023

William Edwards operates a highly successful vertical tutoring system. Consequently, the role of House Leader is an important one within the school. You will be working alongside a team of House Leaders under the guidance of two Senior House Leaders and this is an excellent opportunity to establish yourself as a middle leader and develop your skills for a future senior leadership role.  You will be able to demonstrate a commitment to improving student outcomes across KS3/KS4 and be highly motivated and committed to the very highest standards. You will have strong interest in the support of pupils and be committed to excellence as a classroom teacher. As a House Leader you will have the ability to construct, articulate and effectively communicate the school’s vision. You will be able to work harmoniously with departments across the school to provide the best possible academic and pastoral journey and outcomes for the students within your house.  You will oversee and manage the work of a team of tutors and be responsible for the high standards and expectations within your house.

We are particularly interested in applications from people who can teach English, Science, PE or Geography.

Why William Edwards School?

William Edwards is a large, successful, harmonious and thriving mixed 11-16 comprehensive school. Pupil outcomes across the school are historically strong. However, attending William Edwards is about so much more than just GCSE outcomes. We firmly believe that school days should be the best days of your life and that schools have a moral purpose to extend the life experiences of their pupils. That is why we boast the largest Duke of Edinburgh cohort of any school in the East of England and we are also one of only two schools in the East of England to hold the Arts Mark Platinum Award. Character education and providing a wealth of different experiences to our pupils are important to us.

We were delighted that our last Ofsted inspection report noted that “pupils who spoke to inspectors were effusive about their experience in school” and that “the breadth of curriculum opportunities available at the school is a real ‘gem’ in the school’s offer to its pupils”.

You will be:

  • Committed to the Trust’s vision and values
  • At the forefront of education practice
  • Inspirational and innovative
  • An outstanding teaching practitioner
  • A proven leader and manager
  • Experienced in curriculum design and delivery
  • Experienced in professional development and training
  • Able to plan and think strategically
  • An excellent communicator.


At South West Essex Community Education Trust, we are passionate about providing the best start in life for our pupils. We are united in the belief that every young person needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances.

We place our pupils’ needs at the heart of everything we do and support our colleagues in delivering high-quality education. Our vision is to establish a national reputation for the quality of education we provide.

Our academies are united by the things that make us both similar and unique – the DNA that ties us all together. The SWECET DNA is made up of the following components: Developing our people, Nurturing our differences, and Aspiring for excellence.

We believe that our colleagues are our most precious resource to provide high-quality learning experiences for all our pupils. Our colleagues work hard to support teams in their own schools and across the Trust and in return, the SWECET Wellbeing Charter sets out our actions to support our colleagues.

If you have energy and passion in abundance and would relish the opportunity to be part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. Visits from prospective candidates are warmly welcomed and encouraged. To arrange a visit, please email [email protected].


Please return your letter of application and completed form to HR Department, SWECET c/o William Edwards School, Stifford Clays Road, Grays, Essex, RM16 3NJ or email [email protected].

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers, online checks and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service