Employer: Holcombe Grammar School
Salary: £26,458 - £41,063
Location: Chatham, Kent
Start Date: September 2020
Closing Date of Position:
1st March 2020
The 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
Holcombe Grammar school require a Design and Technology specialist teacher to join an established high achieving department that is in the process of expansion and modernisation. This is the perfect opportunity for a motivated designer/maker who is focused on working in a dynamic, creative and supportive department.
The senior staff in the department pride themselves on their ability to train teachers to an outstanding level and to nurture staff to achieve sustainable and progressive careers and have a superb track record of achieving this.
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 candidate is expected to be a creative, passionate and driven teacher that thrives in a collaborative environment. The teacher will be expected to teach across all core design technology specialisms at KS3 including Food, Textiles, Resistant materials and Graphics and have some CAD/CAM background. However, the department will offer training to gap fill subject knowledge. The ideal candidate would have specialist knowledge in Resistant Materials, Engineering or Product Design as these are the departments lead qualifications and possible areas of development. This role is ideal for an established teacher who wants to develop to outstanding or a NQT who is looking for a long-term project to grow their practice in.
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 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.
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.
This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS disclosures at enhanced levels and Children’s Barred List check will be required prior to any offer of employment