Teacher of English, Kingston Upon Thames

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

The Kingston AcademyKingston Upon Thames

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main pay scale - spine point dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

The Board of Trustees wish to appoint a talented and motivated English Teacher to join our fast growing, ambitious  Academy.  We are able to offer key subject responsibilities to the right candidate and as a rapidly developing school, The Kingston Academy will provide you with exceptional opportunities for career development and progression.


The Kingston Academy is a new Free Secondary School in North Kingston, which opened for the first time in September 2015 with a cohort of Year 7 pupils.  The school will grow annually by an additional year group until 2021.  TKA has received a substantial capital grant for the refurbishment of the existing educational facilities and for additional new modern buildings. Our mission is to provide a world-class education for all the young people within our community to ensure that every pupil is safe, happy and succeeds.  In Autumn 2017, the beginning of our third year of operation, we have over 500 pupils across the three year groups of 7, 8 and 9.

Candidates wishing to visit the school to meet with our Lead English teacher, Mr Jamie Bell, are welcomed and encouraged.  To arrange a visit please contact Lesley Thomas on 0208 465 6206 or email lthomas@thekingstonacademy.org.  However, if you are unable to visit the school prior to the deadline, your application will not be disadvantaged in any sense.

The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • QTS
  • Broad base of subject knowledge
  • Ability to teach across key stages 3, 4 and 5 ultimately
  • Successful training, teaching practice and / or successful prior teaching experience
  • Awareness of, and willingness to implement new digital approaches to teaching
  • Clear understanding of successful classroom practice
  • Possess a range of teaching and learning strategies
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a curriculum / subject team
  • Effective ICT skills
  • Ability to maintain good classroom behaviour
  • Effective organizational skills e.g. lesson preparation, scheme of work development, meeting deadlines, good record keeping etc.
  • Effective inter-personal skills
Assessment Process

Our selection procedure will aim to identify with rigour whether the candidate fulfills the requirements of the post and will include the consideration of the candidate’s suitability to work with children and young people.  The process will include:

  • Teaching an observed lesson to a full class of pupils;
  • Meeting with a panel of our pupils for informal question and answer session;
  • Written safeguarding exercise;
  • Interview with Subject Lead and Head Teacher.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Job location

More about The Kingston Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8465 6200
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