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Thank you for your interest in vacancies at Varndean School. We shall look forward to receiving an application from you in due course if you feel inspired by the opportunities provided by working at our ‘Good’ school.

Do you want to work at a successful and forward thinking school? Be part of an excellent team and work to inspire the best in all students? We are one of the largest schools in the Brighton and Hove area and have approximately 1340 students on roll in Years 7 to 11. We place high regard on recruiting and retaining excellent staff to ensure all students achieve their potential.

We take pride in our efforts to challenge and engage all students. We strongly believe in recruiting and developing the highest quality of staff. To succeed at Varndean School you will be passionate about your teaching, reflective in your practice and committed to improving. In return, staff benefit from tailored professional development opportunities and programmes, to enable them to realise their own potential and achieve their personal career ambitions. These include opportunities to join the comprehensive Middle Leader Development Programme, enrolment on the Outstanding Leadership Programme as well as being part of an internal professional study group working alongside like-minded professionals to ensure high quality learning and teaching for all students.

If you are a newly qualified teacher we offer a fantastic CPD programme to support you through your first year.

If successful we look forward to welcoming you in person.

The school reserves the right to interview suitable candidates in advance of interview dates where appropriate.

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  • Teacher of Design Technology

    Published 14/02/20

    Teacher of Design Technology

    September start or sooner if possible

    Varndean School requires an enthusiastic, committed and outstanding Teacher of Design Technology.  In line with the new GCSE specification we are looking for someone with the ability to teach across all areas however an aptitude for graphics would be an advantage.  

    This is a great opportunity for a passionate teacher to become part of a well-established, highly collaborative and successful team as we are confident that our teaching and support teams, our facilities and most importantly, our students will inspire you.

    Varndean is a ‘Good’ school (Ofsted 2017). Ofsted commented that:

    ''Since the last inspection, you have strengthened the quality of teaching in the school. This has resulted in improved progress for pupils in all years and in better GCSE examination results.“

    If you are interested in this position, please complete the application form and email it to   

    The closing date is 9am on Monday 9th March. 

    We reserve the right to interview suitable candidates in advance of the closing date, should an exceptional candidate apply.

    Varndean School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We welcome applications from all parts of our community as we aspire to have a staff body that matches the social and cultural diversity of our student intake.  

    The successful candidate will be subject to a DBS check. The school welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

    Brighton & Hove Schools - Taking Action for Equality


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  • Director of Music

    Published 14/02/20

    Director of Music TLR 2:1 Start Date: September 2020

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  • Head of Drama

    Published 14/02/20

    Head of Drama Start Date: Sept 2020

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  • Maths teacher

    Published 21/01/20

    Maths Teacher

    Start date: September 2020

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  • Choose To Teach

    Published 16/01/20

    Choose To Teach 

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  • Invigilators

    Published 19/10/16

    Invigilators required for exam sessions.

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  • School Direct Vacancies

    Published 16/11/15

    Do you want to learn to teach?

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