Teacher of English, Kingston upon Thames

Closing date:This job has expired

Kingston Grammar SchoolKingston upon Thames

Date posted:
Start date: Autumn 2019/Spring 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Kingston Grammar School scale which tracks significantly above the national scale for teachers
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

A Leading HMC Selective Co-Educational Day School. 

Conveniently located in the heart of Kingston-Upon-Thames with a superb sports ground by the Thames opposite Hampton Court Palace.  Easy access to central London by rail and road.

“Pupils show great enthusiasm in their work and display excellent attitudes to their learning. These attributes are prodigious, because they form highly supportive relationships with their teachers who inspire them to enjoy learning and do their best.” (ISI Inspection May 2017)

We are looking to appoint a passionate and innovative teacher of English to join our lively and creative department. The ideal candidate will be able to teach throughout the school up to A-level and including Oxbridge entry. Experienced teachers and NQTs are welcome to apply.  

The English Department at Kingston Grammar School is happy, vibrant and innovative; they deliver a lively, creative, flexible and literature-based syllabus.  Teachers and pupils work together closely, bound by strong feelings of goodwill, mutual respect and a shared enjoyment of the classroom experience. 

This role also provides the opportunity to be involved in the co-curricular life of the School.

The English Department run the Gibbon Society (debating, public speaking and a variety of cultural activities) with the Drama Department. They also run creative writing workshops, senior and junior book clubs and commemorate literary events throughout the school year. 

Staff are remunerated through the Kingston Grammar School scale which tracks significantly above the national scale for teachers.

A job description, full person specification and application form can be downloaded via the Vacancies section on our website at http://www.kgs.org.uk/about/vacancies or by e-mailing the Human Resources department at hr@kgs.org.uk.

Closing date:  9.00am on Monday 29th April 2019.  The School reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.  

Kingston Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

More about Kingston Grammar School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 70 London Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 6PY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8546 5875
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Kingston Grammar School is one of the most successful co-educational schools in the country, and has a long tradition of developing individual talent and encouraging high aspirations. Our pupils are bright and enthusiastic; their joy in life and spir...