Current Vacancies


Due to the relocation of our Headteacher, the Governing Body wish to appoint an enthusiastic and inclusive leader who will help us build on the success of our highly regarded and over-subscribed school. We are looking for a leader with a vision that embraces our values and puts the child at the centre of all that we do.

Chalkwell Hall Junior School is a large community junior school in Leigh on Sea, Essex, for pupils aged 7 to 11 years old. We are a welcoming, high achieving and successful school; judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted (2017). We have a close collaborative relationship with our co-located infant school, as well as feeder secondary settings. As such, the successful candidate will need to have the imagination, interpersonal skills and ambition to build on the excellent foundations already in place to lead the school in the next stage of its journey to be an Outstanding school.

We expect our new Headteacher to be:

 A proven leader with successful experience of achieving and sustaining excellent educational outcomes

  • Committed to ensuring the highest quality of teaching and learning and to offering a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum
  • Visionary and solution orientated so as to thrive on continuing our improvement journey
  • A sound strategic financial planner
  • A team builder who can continue to lead, motivate and inspire all children, families, staff and the wider school community
  • Able to further develop successful relationships with the partner infant school, local secondary schools, and the Governing Body
  • Personable, flexible and with a good sense of fun.

In return we can offer our new Headteacher:

Wonderful children who are friendly, confident and eager to learn

  • Experienced, committed staff and supportive, aspirational Governors
  • Well established links with Chalkwell Hall Infant School and other local schools, as well as across the wider community
  • A progressive, innovative and inclusive learning environment
  • A vibrant school community committed to the school ethos of “if we believe, we can achieve”.

Given the current restrictions and context, we are keen to accommodate visits to the school in line with national guidance and school risk assessments or offer alternative remote opportunities to interested candidates.

To arrange a visit and to request an application pack please email Mrs Trudi Leaback, School Business Manager, on or telephone 01702 478570.

Closing date for applications: Monday 12th April 2021  (midday)
Interviews: Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd  April 2021

Advert CHJ draft 8 Mar 21

HT Job Description CHJ 8 Mar 21

HT Person Spec CHJ 8 Mar 21

The Chalkwell area 8 Mar 21

Letter from Chair 8 Mar 21

CHJ Headteacher Application Form 8 Mar 21



KS2 Class Teacher (MPR negotiable) required September 2021

We are looking to recruit a KS2 class teacher who is ambitious, risk taking, creative and fun loving for our popular over-subscribed school with highly motivated children and parents.

This is a rare chance to come and join our school team as vacancies are unusual. You will be able to enjoy a relaxed, dynamic working environment supported by an experienced leadership team that have a proven track record of developing its staff into future leaders.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate consistent, high quality classroom practice, inspirational teaching and be able to work as part of a committed team. NQTs are welcome to apply.

We are a large Junior school in Leigh on Sea. We offer excellent resources and CPD opportunities.

If you are enthusiastic, committed and would like to join a great team then please arrange a visit, or for an application pack, please contact a member of the office staff on

Closing date: 16th April 2021 at midday

Interviews: Wednesday 28th April 2021




Application forms:


Southend Non Teaching Application Form

Southend Teaching Application Form


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments are subject to satisfactory references, medical check and an enhanced DBS check.