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Job details
Employer Tiffin School
Location Kingston upon Thames
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent Suitable for NQTs
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts Required from January 2018

You will be an enthusiastic and highly qualified Philosophy and/or Theology teacher in this developed and flourishing department. You will be required to teach up to and including A-level. The post involves the delivery of an enhanced KS3 course which incorporates Theory of Knowledge, Logic, Theology and Ethics modules. All boys in Year 10 & 11 complete a full-course Philosophy and Ethics GCSE (AQA). At A Level there is a very good uptake for Philosophy of Religion, Theology and Ethics (OCR). Results are excellent and a significant number of students are offered Philosophy and Theology places at Russell Group universities. 

Here are some of the key reasons Tiffin is a great School in which to work:

  • a vibrant and friendly staff, with a diverse mix of teachers and associate staff

“it is easy to take the school for granted, but what has kept me here are the superb opportunities and the stimulus many of the pupils provide” (current teacher)

  • very bright and able students who are motivated and eager to learn, in an environment of excellent behaviour

“as our son departs the school he certainly has an exceptional set of qualifications in his pocket, but he carries with him so much more from his time as a Tiffinian: a thirst for learning and an enquiring mind; a keen sense of self-identify; strong peer friendships as well as a bucket-full of happy memories from his schooldays” (ex-parent)

  • a commitment to professional development, eg, part-time study for Education Masters of Research (MResEd) at Kingston University 
  • an opportunity to teach your subject to a high level

“as I depart for University I would be very grateful if you could pass on my thanks to all the teachers who have helped and supported me over the last seven years and allowed me to make the most of all the fantastic opportunities I have been given” (ex-pupil)

  • a location close to Kingston town centre, and excellent public transport links to Central London, minutes away from the train and bus stations. We are close to Richmond and Bushy Parks, and the Surrey countryside. Our sports ground is beautifully situated with the River Thames and Hampton Court Palace very close by
  • benefits include: season ticket loan/cycle to work scheme/salary advance scheme for a rental deposit/childcare voucher scheme

“Tiffin is an outstanding school” – Ofsted 2007 and 2011

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange this.

We have also recently been reviewed by The Good Schools Guide. Please see our website to read the review.

Please access our TES career site for information and an application form. 

Closing date: Noon on Monday, 25 September 2017

About the employer

Tiffin School is one of the foremost boys' selective schools in the country.  

Our Ofsted 2007 report and the Ofsted Interim Assessment in May 2011 affirmed that Tiffin is “an outstanding school”.  This is clearly demonstrated by our superb...

Information about Tiffin School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Secondary with sixth form
Funding status State - Academy
Gender Boys
Age range 11 - 18 years
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Locations and contacts

Queen Elizabeth Road
Kingston upon Thames
United Kingdom
+44 20 8546 6365