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Claydon High School

Head of LIFE Faculty

Required from September 2023

Full time - permanent


TLR 2b:  £5,021

‘Be the best you can be’

“Our children should be properly introduced to the world in which they live”

(Thomas Berry)

We are looking for a creative, innovative and enthusiastic practitioner to lead our team of PSHE teachers from September 2023 and to lead our focus on Personal Development.  We want you to share our passion for teaching and learning, someone who is keen to motivate and challenge our students and our colleagues.  This post would suit an ambitious and experienced individual looking to further develop their career.

The LIFE team are drawn from across the school and deliver our PSHE and RE curricula.  Learning, Identity, Faith and Employment all come under the auspices of this role.  The successful candidate will take a whole school lead on CEIAG including work experience for Year 10s, working with our Careers Advisor and Wider Opportunities Co-ordinator.

The post is open to colleagues who teach any subject although successful applicants will have experience of pastoral roles, personal development lead or PSHE teaching. 

Claydon High School is a popular, oversubscribed and friendly comprehensive school on the outskirts of Ipswich; we are situated close to the A14 with easy transport links across Suffolk and into Essex.  We are a small school with 776 students on roll which means that there is a close working relationship with all the staff and students in the school.  As part of the South Suffolk Learning Trust we also work closely with other schools within the MAT to achieve “excellence through collaboration”.

If you require any further information, or you would like to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact the Deputy Headteacher, Mark Ismay, on 01473 836110 or email

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Description

Letter from the Headteacher

LIFE Faculty Information

Application Form

Guidance Notes

SSLT Information for Candidates


Closing date:   Midday Monday 24th April 2023

Interview date:  w/c 2nd May 2023

Claydon High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to provide references, undergo employment checks and an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.