Deadline is tomorrow

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

English

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

M1 to U3

Additional allowances

TLR2b - £5,237pa

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated and innovative teacher 2 i/c of English to join our English faculty at Thomas Knyvett College. Thomas Knyvett College is on an exciting, rapid school improvement journey and we’d like you to be a part of it. We are looking for a teacher with the passion to work with students who need them most and who can make a real difference in the lives of young people, especially for those who are disadvantaged. We are looking for someone who has the ability to create a nurturing learning environment and who puts students first.

A Recruitment and Retention Allowance may be available for experienced staff, who are seeking opportunities to develop their leadership.

Teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do at Thomas Knyvett College. We prioritise planning time for teachers by offering all staff PPA time above the 10% national average. Thomas Knyvett College is a place where you really do have the space to teach. We encourage colleagues to try new things, take risks and have fun in the classroom. Our teachers are encouraged to be themselves whilst reflecting on the latest developments in pedagogy and how they can be applied. Central to our ethos are the positive relationships and personalised approach which we take with all our students.

As a Thomas Knyvett College teacher, you will be fully supported both within the faculty and by the senior leadership team. Our family of staff and students make this a rewarding place to work.

Early applications are encouraged. We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date of this advertisement.

As well as verification of identity, we ask all successful candidates to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) guidance, we may also conduct an online search about any shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence to identify any matters that might relate directly to our legal duty to meet safeguarding duties, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE).

We really want you to shine as part of our application and selection process, so that you can truly perform at your best and feel comfortable. Our processes are extremely flexible, so please let us know what we can do so that you can be at your best throughout the application and selection stages. Our selection processes are flexible, so please let us know what we can do so that you can be at your best. Please contact (name)or email (email details) for an informal chat, so that we can help create the perfect environment for you for the assessment/selection process.

What the school offers its staff

Within The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) there are career development opportunities available across a large number of partnership schools. In addition, THPT is also able to offer:

  • an opportunity to be part of a dynamic and developing organisation
  • Electronic Vehicle salary benefit
  • an excellent benefit package including Cycle to Work, Sainsbury’s Loyalty Discount and access to discount schemes
  • a fantastic Local Government Pension Scheme, including generous employer contributions
  • rewards and benefits scheme that includes Loyalty and Service Awards
  • full access to the Employee Assistance Programme.


Further details about the role

Thomas Knyvett College is part of The Howard Partnership Trust which advocates staff well-being and has a range of benefits for staff who work with us. We understand the current context of teaching and are keen to improve while supporting staff in their own career development and passions. As you will be joining a Trust that spans all phases, mainstream and special provision, we are able to draw on a vast range of expertise and also give variety and opportunity to our staff. Thomas Knyvett College has excellent transport links being on bus routes, near the Staines by-pass and A30 and is only a six minute walk from Ashford Station.

Being part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) will provide you with a wealth of opportunities, including excellent career progression routes. Regardless of your experience or level of responsibility, you will find a range of exciting opportunities to ensure that you can constantly develop and progress. THPT Education is a strong element of the trust and provides many opportunities to progress your own learning, including the NPQs such as ‘Leading Teaching’ or ‘NPQSL’.

THPT value their staff highly, as reflected in the excellent retention rates across the trust. THPT also operate an extensive Rewards and Benefits Scheme that includes Loyalty & Service Awards, access to discount schemes, membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme, and access to the Employee Assistance Programme through Education Support. THPT schools also offer all teachers an additional commuted INSET day in the autumn term to support staff wellbeing. We also have a fully equipped gym at Thomas Knyvett College, which staff have access to use before or after school.

All adults employed by the Trust have a responsibility for data protection and have a duty to observe and follow the principles of the GDPR Regulations.The Howard Partnership Trust welcomes applications from all, irrespective of gender, marital status, disability, race, age or sexual orientation.We are particularly keen to hear from candidates from diverse backgrounds in order that our staff reflect the rich diversity of our community.

All applicants must be able to provide evidence of their Right to Work in the UK prior to commencement of employment. As part of our need to comply with UK immigration rules, you will be required to provide Home Office stipulated documentation prior to interview.

We are keen to recruit teachers to join our journey ‘To excel at ‘Bringing out the Best’in students of all abilities, increasing their life-chances for future success andfulfilment’ and look forward to meeting you.

The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is aSurrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary schools and three special schools.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Howard Partnership Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Thomas Knyvett College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
729 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
HRTeam2@thpt.org.uk
Phone number
01372 453694

Thomas Knyvett College is a welcoming, creative and community-based school where through our values of being proud, respectful, open-minded, unified and determined we set high standards which enable our students to develop into confident and responsible members of the global community. We have a real focus on collegiality and staff wellbeing.

Students at Thomas Knyvett College enjoy, and are reflective about, their learning. Teachers develop and explore the passions for their subjects. We offer a broad and rich curriculum which allows our students to thrive whatever their interests, and we also provide a wealth of enrichment opportunities beyond the curriculum. Ours is a school where students are celebrated and supported as individuals to have the very best experiences.

We are proud to ‘Bring out the Best’ in young people of all abilities and aptitudes, and therefore increase their life chances for their future success and fulfilment.

Arranging a visit to Thomas Knyvett College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email HRTeam2@thpt.org.uk.

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