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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Work for us


If you're inspired by working in an environment where young people and staff are given every opportunity to thrive, Blackfen could be the place for your next career move.  Keeping the school running in the classroom and behind the scenes are teams of amazing people, each equally important in keeping our community a great place to study and work. 


If you wish to be considered for any of our vacancies you should complete the relevant application form, giving the names and addresses of two referees, and submit a concise letter of application.  This should include the following information:

  • A brief outline of what you have achieved in your present or most recent post
  • A statement about why you want this job
  • An indication of the strengths and expertise you could offer the school

Candidates are kindly requested not to submit a CV instead of the application form.  Additional sheets may be attached to the back of the application form if there is insufficient space.

Completed applications should be returned for the attention of the Human Resources Department, either by post or by email (

If you have not heard from us within two weeks following the closing date (as shown on the relevant advert), regretfully you must assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion, in which case the Governors would like to thank you for your time and your interest in the school.


Blackfen School is a progressive, vibrant and rapidly improving learning community that focuses on raising the aspirations and releasing the potential of every young person in our care. In 2015 we achieved 71% 5 A*- C, and 73% 5 A*- C including English and Mathematics at GCSE. Our flourishing mixed Sixth Form offers a wide range of courses at AS and A2 level, as well as vocational level 2 and 3 courses. Ofsted graded the school as “good” and we are now looking to progress rapidly towards “outstanding”.

Our Governors want to appoint well-qualified, motivated and innovative teaching staff. High expectations of professional outcomes underpin the work of our staff team. Ambition for excellence, a passion for student health, achievement and lifelong participation, together with the desire to develop professional skills within a supportive learning community will characterise applications for this post.  The ability to teach across the age and ability range is required, as is specialist knowledge of subject area.

As an “Investor in People”, the school provides exceptional opportunities for professional development, with an induction programme and strong support.

Successful candidates will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.