Working for Us

We advertise all of our teaching jobs and some of our support staff vacancies on our dedicated TES careers site. You are welcome to view our career site and apply via this route.

Direct job applications should be made by completing a teaching or support staff application form along with a safer recruiting information sheet. Forms should be sent by email to or posted for the attention of Mrs S Watkin.

Oathall Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this undertaking. We are dedicated to promoting equality; we aim to tackle any form of discrimination and promote harmonious relations between members of the whole school community. All our employees are expected to take active steps to remove any barriers to progress, participation, attainment and achievement. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.


Deputy Head of Faculty (TLR 2c)

September 2019

We are seeking to appoint a Deputy Head of Faculty for our thriving and high performing mathematics faculty with effect from September 2019.  This is an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding teacher to enhance the leadership of a strong and successful curriculum area. The person appointed will be expected to have a considerable impact on the continuous improvement of standards in mathematics.

Oathall is an ambitious and forward thinking 11-16 community college with 1000 students.  We are strategic partners in a local Teaching School Alliance as well as a federation with 3 other local secondary schools.   The school is characterised by our high expectations and an absolute commitment to raising standards and achievement for all. We are committed to Continuing Professional Learning through a strong training programme.

The Mathematics Faculty works closely together and places a great emphasis on practical, investigative and problem solving activities. More able students study Further Mathematics alongside GCSE Mathematics. The person appointed will possess an ability to help pupils reach the highest levels of achievement at KS3 and KS4.

Completed forms should be returned as soon as possible, together with a letter of application of no more than 2 sides of A4, but no later than midday on Monday 4 March 2019.  Applications will be considered as they are received.

Job Description

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Information for Candidates

Oathall Community College

Cover Supervisors required for immediate start. 

We are seeking highly motivated, confident and well organised people to join our staff as Cover Supervisors. The post will suit someone with a natural ability to engage with young people. The position is an outstanding opportunity to gain experience in a school environment, possibly as a step towards a career in teaching.

Cover supervisors oversee whole classes during the short-term absence of teachers and generally assist pupils in undertaking set activities. They are also required to supervise students at lunchtime. When they are not covering a lesson they carry out a range of administrative tasks that can draw on the individual’s particular skill set.

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Faculty Assistant / Cover Supervisor – Mathematics and Science faculties
30hrs per week

We currently have a support staff vacancy to support students’ learning and to raise attainment. Working as part of a faculty team, your role will be to provide in and out of class support to students as well as providing administrative support for teachers in your faculty.  The role also involves covering lessons for short term teacher absences in your faculty and occasionally in other subject areas.

The post will be in our Mathematics and Science Faculties.

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Teacher of Computing
Mainscale (full time) September 2019

We are seeking to appoint a teacher of computing at Key Stages 3 and 4. This is an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding newly qualified or experienced teacher to join a strong and successful team.

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Computing Learning manager (TLR 2b)
Full-time September 2019

We are seeking to appoint a Learning Manager for computing who will be an outstanding teacher of the subject at Key Stages 3 and 4. This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly skilled teacher to join a strong and successful team.

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Teacher of Mathematics
Mainscale / UPS Full-time September 2019

We are seeking to appoint a teacher with the abilities to teach Mathematics at Key Stages 3 and 4.  This is an exceptional opportunity for an outstanding newly qualified or experienced teacher to join a strong and successful team.

The Mathematics Faculty are accommodated in fully refurbished premises that opened in September 2018 and provides an outstanding learning environment. The team work closely together and place a great emphasis on practical, investigative and problem solving activities. More able students study Further Mathematics alongside GCSE Mathematics. The faculty are celebrating excellent GCSE results with 25% of students achieving grade 7 or above in GCSE mathematics this summer.

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DRONE 500 Challenge

Oathall students and staff have attended the launch of this year’s Mid Sussex STEM Challenge. The event took place at Mid Sussex District Council offices and was officially launched by the High Sheriff of West Sussex Caroline Nicholls. The Drone 500 challenge has been developed to encourage an interest in STEM subjects amongst young people and to help them understand how these subjects will be applied in industry in the future.

In the first year, the challenge was won by Year 9 students from Oathall. In this, the second year of the competition, more schools from across Sussex have entered for the chance to win. Over the next six months, each school is being tasked to build a drone for £500. The drone will be required to meet a number of very specific requirements which will be tested at the final next March. As well as this each team will be required to produce a business case which they will pitch to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel. Each team will be supported and mentored along the way by members of the local business community.

Head of Art and Design Technology, Pete Robinson said,

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain an insight into the world of engineering and design. Not only does it encourage an interest in STEM but it develops team building and a work ethic at an early age. We will, of course be working hard to retain our title!”




Year 9 students make a date with success

On Friday 12th January, year 9 students attended the annual Careers Speed Dating event where they had the opportunity to speak to business representatives from across the county and beyond.  It is organised to inspire our future workforce about real jobs; practise those all-important communication skills, and hopefully dispel some myths and challenge gender stereotypes.   This event complements the year 9 options process and students’ feedback is always very positive.

In fast paced 5-minute slots, students asked a barrage of questions of the 32 different volunteers representing a wide range of employment sectors including banking, engineering, medicine, hospitality, hairdressing, publishing, veterinary medicine, uniformed services, scientific research, sport, childcare, retail, nursing, architecture, physiotherapy and many more!

Feedback from the employers has been extremely positive.  Year 9 students did themselves proud.

Reflecting on his first experience of Oathall’s Careers Speed Dating, Jon Parry – Geologist commented: ‘I was genuinely impressed by the level of engagement and enthusiasm of the students.  Thank you for inviting me to take part in the experience, which was both enjoyable and rewarding.’

Sarah Breeze – Architect, said: ‘The students had some great questions.  Many were interested in creative subjects, especially art and design technology, and we discussed various careers that are linked to these.  They were also interested in university life and also travelling as part of a job.’

Claire Batchelor – Primary School Teacher (and former head girl at Oathall) commented: ‘The students were a credit to the school and showed interest and respect the entire time.  It made me feel proud to be a teacher, and after selling the profession to the students I came away remembering why I do the job.’

Thank you to all the business volunteers for giving up their time so generously to support our students.  It was especially pleasing that some of the participants were former Oathall students and members of the school’s Alumni Association.


Are you interested in finding out about Apprenticeships?  Check out this link on YouTube for more information and to hear apprentices’ stories :

and visit the Apprenticeship website to learn about the different types of apprenticeships and how to find and apply for apprenticeships.

KUDOS – Oathall’s online careers program

Kudos is free for all students to use at home and at school.  Students can explore possible career directions and learn about their future options.

  • Log onto 
  • Under ‘Quick Links’ at the bottom of the homepage, click on Career Cascaid.
  • Click ‘Login’ and then select Kudos, and log in using your school username and password (Note: if you are in year 9 or below, the password is kudos1)
  • If you are asked to change your password DO NOT DO THIS, and instead click on ‘continue without changing password’
  • The first time you use the program you will be asked to confirm a few personal details and to select the qualification level you eventually hope to achieve

You can explore career ideas in Kudos through four starting points:

  1. MYFUTURE – take the test by answering Likes and Dislikes questions to give you a personalised list of career ideas you might like.
  2. EXPLORE WORK AREAS – explore the careers available in a particular area of work.
  3. EXPLORE SUBJECTS – search for careers according to the subjects you like.
  4. EXPLORE CAREERS – find a career that you want to know more about and see if it is suitable for you.

Look at videos and real-life case studies.  Find links to university courses.  Look at work-based training and apprenticeship routes.  Create a CV and Personal Statement.  Create your own action plan.

The Kudos User Guide will help you find your way around Kudos.