Teacher of English, Medway

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Holcombe Grammar SchoolMedway

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £26,458 - £41,063
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Thinking Schools Academy Trust is in the Top 10 performing Multi Academy Trusts for KS4 progress

“Holcombe Grammar School deliver an inspiring curriculum” – Ofsted April 2018

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional, energetic and inspirational Teacher of English to join Holcombe Grammar School.

The successful applicant will benefit from a supportive and collaborative environment. Our latest Ofsted report stated “success rates in English are significantly above national norms”.

We require a Teacher of English who can convey their passion for their subject to the school and its wider community. 

We are a successful grammar school for students aged 11-18 with aspirational ambitions for our students whilst maintaining a long-standing reputation for being a supportive and caring environment in which to teach and learn. 

After the school’s 'Good' Ofsted judgement in April 2018, Holcombe Grammar School continues its journey  towards becoming one of the most successful grammar schools in the Southeast. 

What you will get from Holcombe Grammar School:

  • Work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos
  • Vast support network from senior leaders and other teachers within the school and our trust.
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning - proven to enhance classroom practice
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
  • Access to the New Horizons Teaching Alliance, offering a wide range of robust and innovatory development resources and expertise
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of Holcombe Grammar School
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Free parking onsite
  • Opportunity to work in a campus of well-appointed buildings centred around the historic Holcombe Manor 
  • Easy access to M2, M20 and M25

What you will need to succeed:

The successful candidate will be an outstanding, student-centred classroom practitioner possessing a depth of subject knowledge and able to inspire and enthuse our wonderful, intelligent students. He or she will be fully acquainted with the demands and requirements of the new KS4 curricula. KS5 is desirable but not essential, there is the potential to train or teach KS5 for the right candidate. Very importantly, our new colleague will wish to become part of the team that leads Holcombe Grammar School from Good to Outstanding and will be willing to do all that it takes to get us there.

As part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. The Trust supports with planning, trips, events, CPD and much more to ensure that all of our teachers are fully supported, enabling them to ensure that they can deliver the best learning that we can offer. Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:

Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to contact Wendy Tanner, w.tanner@tsatrust.org.uk to book a no-pressure tour of the school and to meet some of our staff. We also encourage any early applications and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we suitable candidate is found. 

If this position as a Teacher of English at Holcombe Grammar School is not quite right for you, but you would be interested in other positions within our Trust please contact Wendy Tanner to ensure that you are added to our talent pool and considered for any future positions.



More about Holcombe Grammar School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Holcombe, Letchworth Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1634 830083
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Holcombe Grammar school is the best performing boys’ Grammar School in Medway as per the 2018 Progress 8 outcomes. 

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is the best performing Multi Academy Trust in England for KS4 progress.

Holcombe Grammar is a ...