Why work at  The Chalfonts Independent Grammar School?

The Chalfonts Independent Grammar isn't just an outstanding place to learn - it's a great place to work too!


Ability to engage in a collaborative learning communities.

We believe that a teacher’s learning is greatest when it is structured in a way that makes it collaborative and focused on sharing and exploring best practice through meaningful enquiry. Our approach to professional learning communities has been developed in collaboration with other schools across the Alpha Schools group. It is embedded as the main source of pedagogical development. All teachers are members of a professional learning group, where they commit to trying out new ideas over an agreed timeframe and carry out mutual observations. Such an open and collaborative approach to developing their own practice has been shown to have the biggest impact on classroom practice, teachers’ thinking and ultimately outcomes for pupils.

Staff remuneration

The Chalfonts has a generous salary scale which is based on qualifications and experience. Teaching staff are automatically enrolled in a generous pension scheme.  A contributory pension scheme is also available for support staff.

Coaching Development.

The school is committed to a culture of coaching. We believe that coaching improves communication and collaboration by enhancing team dialogue and fostering positive, nurturing relationships. We believe that teachers who coach are better able to lead, facilitating enhanced learning in students and fostering independent, creative and autonomous learners. Additionally, we believe coaching empowers teachers and those around them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves and find more enjoyment in their day-to-day, enhancing their wellbeing.

Teaching and Learning focus

Our reduced class sizes, allow our teachers to really focus and develop their teaching skills to build a collaborative and engaging learning environment, and to master their craft in teaching and excel their career in education.

Pastoral Development

Our reduced class sizes mean that you are not faced with those behavioral challenges and can develop your knowledge and skills within pastoral care which is crucial for pupil outcomes and developing role model citizens.

Refer a Friend

A generous financial scheme is in place if any staff member makes a successful referral to any open positions across the school or the other schools within the Alpha Schools group.

Wellness Programme 

The Chalfonts is committed to promoting the best possible wellbeing of all our staff. As part of this, you will have access to a 24/7 confidential helpline support service through health assured. The service allows you to access a wide range of support for your own personal wellbeing.

Access to Life Assurance

We operate a generous scheme which is equivalent to 3x your annual salary.

Free Lunch Provided

Health and nutrition is essential for our staff and the school has amazing catering facilities and all our staff have access to free lunches on a daily basis