Teacher of French, Chatham, Kent

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Holcombe Grammar SchoolChatham, Kent

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Start date: 01/09/2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £25,000 - £38,800
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

We are the best performing Boys’ Grammar School in Medway

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

We are looking to appoint a Teacher of MFL with a specialism in French. We are a successful grammar school for students aged 11-18 with a long standing reputation for being a supportive and caring environment in which to teach and learn. 

This post may involve teaching at another Trust school – depending on the timetable requirements.

After the school’s 'Good' Ofsted judgement in November 2014, Holcombe Grammar School has continued to make rapid progress towards becoming one of the most successful grammar schools in the South-East. 

Our MFL department:

  • Team of 3
  • Well established department
  • Excellent experience in delivering languages to A level standard
  • Fantastic facilities with a speaking and listening room to assist students in preparation for speaking exams
  • Year 13 in 2017 achieved L3VA 0.9
  • Year 11 in 2017, 37% achieved 7+

What you will get from Holcombe Grammar School:

  • Revised Teacher Payscale to retain and reward excellent teachers
  • 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:

  • Qualified teacher of MFL – specialism in French
  • Outstanding, student-centred classroom practitioner 
  • Possess a depth of subject knowledge 
  • Able to inspire and enthuse our wonderful, intelligent student
  • Be fully acquainted with the demands and requirements of the new KS4 and KS5 curriculum

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. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.



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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, Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JB, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 830083
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