Trainee Teacher - English, Kingston upon Thames

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Kingston Grammar SchoolKingston upon Thames

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
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.

“The quality of the pupils’ academic and other achievements is excellent”.  (ISI Report 2017) 

“The ethos is all about developing the whole person, not just getting them through academic exams. A school that really lives up to its motto, ‘Work Well and Be Happy’, this is a place that sets young people up for a fantastic future”. (Good Schools Guide)

We have an exciting opportunity to join our well established teacher training programme. KGS English department is committed to ensuring our trainees become the best teacher they can be.

The two-year fixed-term contract KGS teacher training programme not only offers a salary whilst you are training, but funding towards your PGCE course.  In Year One you will work towards your PGCE with Buckingham University and in Year Two you will complete your Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) year while having the support of an experienced mentor from within the English department. 

Whilst with us, you will be offered the opportunity to become involved in the wider life of the School through co-curricular activities such as debating, public speaking and book clubs. 

A job description, full person specification and application form can be downloaded via the Vacancies section on our website at or by e-mailing the Human Resources department at

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).

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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.
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...