Teaching

We offer the opportunity to work in a vibrant and diverse community of schools. Our schools are judged by OfSTED and other regulators to offer outstanding education for our children. Although we have a small overall number of educational establishments, we have a wide variety of provision.

We have a community secondary school, three Roman Catholic voluntary-aided secondary schools, a Science academy, eight children’s centres and 26 primary schools. We also have a special school in Swanley, Kent, as well as the Chelsea Children's Hospital School, an individual tuition centre, Virtual School and Pupil Referral Unit.

We are committed to both maintaining and continually improving the standard of teaching and learning in our schools and to providing the highest levels of resources possible. We believe that providing children and young people with the highest standard of education provides them with the opportunity to make the most of their subsequent chances in life.

In total our schools meet the educational needs of nearly 11,000 children, 7,300 of whom are in primary or nursery schools, with the remaining 3,700 in secondary or special schools. Around 3,900 of these pupils come from outside Kensington and Chelsea and choose to attend schools in the Royal Borough, which is evidence of the excellent quality of teaching and learning.

Ours is a team approach to education, with parents, pupils, teachers and support staff working together. We therefore look for teachers who will promote this working partnership, are prepared to be accountable and will share our creative and dynamic approach to teaching and learning. We also look for individuals with high expectations, people who combine academic ability with the practical skills needed to deliver in the classroom. Training and high quality support are key components in the offer we make to all staff in our schools. If this appeals to you, we invite you to apply for a teaching position in the borough. Information about how to apply can be found on our Teacher Recruitment page.

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