Teacher of English, Ashford, Middlesex

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Thomas Knyvett CollegeAshford, Middlesex

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary negotiable - £24,018 - £39,725 per annum, plus excellent CPD Opportunities and a competitive Welcome Bonus for NQT's
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, energetic and innovative Teacher of English to join our English Faculty at Thomas Knyvett College. We are looking for an inspirational teacher who is committed to bringing out the best in every student.  

Thomas Knyvett Colleges sets high standards for behaviour, promoting traditional values that will be important for life-long achievement. We believe that academic attainment flourishes in this atmosphere, enabling students to develop into confident and well-rounded young adults.

One of the most improved comprehensive schools in the country and in the county of Surrey having achieved 56% of Year 11 students gaining A*- C grades including English and Maths in summer 2016 and 20% achieving A*- A English/mathematics. The progress for students was outstanding and is exceptional. Judged, for the third time, by Ofsted in December 2013 as providing ‘good’ teaching and learning, we are justly proud of The Howard brand. Our high quality, professional staff are dedicated to ‘bringing out the best’ in all our students through a personalised approach, enabling them to achieve more than they ever thought they could.

The Howard Partnership Trust was the first soft federation Academy Chain in the country, led by an outstanding school and we are highly committed to this way of working. The distinctive feature of The Howard Partnership Trust is that the schools within our Multi Academy Trust all retain their own unique features in order to meet the needs of the communities which they serve. However, the vision and values that underpin the schools are exactly the same: namely to ensure that consistently high quality teaching facilitates excellent learning within an inclusive, caring, vibrant environment. We all aim to ‘Bring out the Best’ in our students. These are the hallmarks of any one of The Howard Partnership Trust schools.

What Ofsted said:

“Students arrive at the college with attainment that is much lower than average. By the time they leave, their examination results are above average. This reflects the rapid progress they make in all year groups.” Ofsted 2013

We offer:

  • an outstanding professional development programme
  • a successful, supportive and highly strategic Senior Leadership Team
  • an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation
  • effective PPA allocation to allow for a better work/life balance.

THPT value their staff very highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the Trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, consideration of relocation packages, travel allowances and grants, access to discount schemes, and much more.

NQT's are welcome to apply – we offer an excellent NQT programme and development opportunities along with a ‘NQT Welcome Bonus' (£2,000 conditions apply).

Tours of the school are warmly welcomed.

Closing date: Sunday 10 June 2018 

Interviews may happen earlier than the closing date by mutual agreement. 

This position is for a 1 September 2018 or to start as soon as possible thereafter. 

Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.



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More about Thomas Knyvett College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Stanwell Road, Ashford, Middlesex, TW15 3DU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1784 243824
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Thomas Knyvett College is located in Ashford, Middlesex, 3 minutes walking distance from Ashford station and 1½ miles from Staines town centre, with excellent road links to Surrey, Berkshire and London via the M25, M3, A30 and A4.

In May 2007 the Coll...