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Trainee Teacher

Kingston Grammar SchoolKingston upon Thames

A Leading HMC Selective Co-Educational Day School

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)

Teacher Training Opportunities

(Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography, Design & Technology and Music)

We have a range of exciting opportunities to join our well-established teacher-training programme. At KGS, we are committed to ensuring that our trainees become the best teacher they can be at KGS and within the teaching profession, while working with very experienced teachers in hugely successful departments.

The KGS teacher training programme offers a salary whilst you are training and funding towards your PGCE course. You will be on a fixed-term contract for up to three years which would cover your PGCE year plus up to two further Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) years to gain Qualified Teacher Status, upon passing each year. In year one you will work towards your PGCE with Buckingham University and in years two and three you will complete your Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) years while having the support of an experienced mentor usually the Head of Department.

There is also an opportunity to be involved in the co-curricular life of the School relevant to your area/s of interest (Duke of Edinburgh, Contemporary Music Club, Junior Science Club, The Faraday Society). Staff are remunerated through the Kingston Grammar School scale which tracks significantly above the national scale for teachers.

To find out more about the teaching training programme and to apply, please visit the Vacancies section on our website at via the Apply button or by e-mailing the HR department at

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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