Charters School is a very heavily over-subscribed 11-18 Comprehensive Academy School with 1700 students on roll (including 470+ in the Sixth Form) located in Sunningdale. It has been graded an “outstanding” school on two successive occasions and is a dynamic, high-achieving secondary school where students are polite, motivated to succeed and enjoy their education.  

Charters School has a responsibility for, and is committed to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and for ensuring that they are protected from harm. Positions are subject to an Enhanced DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service). Charters School is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We have the following vacancies at this time:

Teacher of Drama (maternity cover) required January 2018

Applications are invited from experienced, enthusiastic and dedicated Drama teachers who are committed to the highest standards of achievement. This post requires an experienced teacher of GCSE and A-Level Drama, as well as ideally experience teaching KS5 BTEC Performing Arts. It is essential that the candidate can confidently teach across all three Key Stages and is dedicated to high quality teaching and learning. The school and faculty offer excellent promotion prospects, a comprehensive induction programme, and a supportive and progressive staff.

Please click here for the Person Specification and click here to download the Candidate Information Document.

Closing date for Applications: noon, Tuesday 3 October 2017
Interviews will take place on or after, Wednesday 11 October 2017

Please send a letter of application, along with a completed application form (click here) to by email to: Martyn Parker, Co-Headteacher, c/o email:

Teaching Assistant - required for an October start

The school is seeking to appoint an additional Teaching Assistant to join our large existing team.  The purpose of the role is to assist the classroom teacher in the provision of learning and educational opportunities for our students. The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate good communication skills to support a student’s independent learning by explanation and encouragement. Experience or an interest in PE and ICT would be desirable.  

Job Accountabilities can be downloaded by clicking here.

Salary:     Scale 2, Pt 9, £9,445 (FTE £16,528)     

Hours:      Monday – Friday, 25 hours, term time only
Closing Date: 12 noon, Monday 25 September 2017

Please complete an application form (click here) and send your completed application form with a covering letter to Sally Cronk email: or to find out more about the vacancy, telephone: Sally Cronk on 01344 298705.

Applying for Teaching Staff Vacancies

If you are interested in applying for a teaching vacancy please send your completed application form and a letter of application by email to the Co-Headteachers: c/o Alison Coates:

Applying for Associate Staff Vacancies

If you are interested in applying for an Associate Staff vacancy please download this application form and send it along with a letter of application by email to Sally Cronk:

Volunteer Staff

If you are interested in volunteering some of your time either on a regular or ad hoc basis please email Sally Cronk, with an indication of your skills and area of interest.  To date volunteers have been used in the School Shop, the School Library, helping with database maintenance and within various Faculties. Email:

Priority Places for Staff Children

The Charters School Admissions Policy for entry in September 2017 includes a category of admission relating to the children of staff, who may be given priority in the allocation of student places at the school if either of the following criteria are met:

  • Where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made; and/or
  • The member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage*

*The first Full Governing Body meeting in each academic year will receive information from the Co-Headteachers about the current subject or skills shortage.  For admission in September 2017, the subjects listed are: The EBACC Subjects: Mathematics, English, Science, Modern Foreign Languages and Humanities.

Moving into the Area

If you are considering moving into the area as a member of staff, do not be put off by the house prices in the immediate vicinity.  Most of our teaching staff live outside of catchment with the most popular locations being Bracknell, Camberley, Farnborough, Reading, Windsor and Wokingham.  Check out this link to Right Move to compare prices.  You may also like to look at Genesis Housing Association website which offers accommodation options. 

All areas are well provided for with good shopping and leisure facilities and excellent transport links.  Bracknell, which has lagged behind, is the subject of an overdue but now exciting redevelopment which will bring the next generation of shopping and leisure destinations to the town centre. To find out more please click here.