JOB | Teacher of Classics, The King’s School, Canterbury

Teacher of Classics

Full time / Permanent

Required from September 2019

Competitive salary plus benefits

The King’s School, Canterbury, the oldest school in the UK, is seeking to appoint an excellent teacher of Classics to join the large and successful department. The King’s School is a selective co-educational boarding and day school of 850 pupils in years 9-13. The school, dating back to 597 and situated in the heart of the historic cathedral city of Canterbury, has an outstanding reputation as one of the country’s leading independent schools.

All Shell pupils (Year 9) study Classics and thereafter can opt for Latin, Classical Civilisation and Gratin (accelerated Latin and Greek) at GCSE Level. Three A level courses are taught in the department: Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation.  

The department has a thriving programme of activities and talks (the Pater Society), building on the long academic tradition of Classics at King’s, and there is a trip planned to Pompeii and Herculaneum next academic year.

A well-qualified and enthusiastic graduate is sought to teach Classics across all year groups including Latin and Classical Civilisation to GCSE and A level, and there may be the opportunity to teach Greek at various levels from beginner to Oxbridge, although applicants without Greek should not be discouraged from applying. There are also many opportunities for involvement in the wider pastoral and co-curricular life of this large boarding school.

The post is suitable for someone with experience or new to the profession, with or without a teaching qualification. Staff accommodation may be available.

Job Description

Further details are available from the King’s School website: Applications, submitted online, are welcomed immediately and at the latest by noon on Friday 22 February. If you have any difficulties accessing the internet please contact the School Office: 01227 595501.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.