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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    30 May 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 April 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Term time: Adhoc

Contract type

Fixed term - Adhoc

Pay scale

MPR/UPR

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated and innovative Cover Teacher to join our Cover Department 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 Cover 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.

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.

What the school offers its staff

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 and fulfilment’ and look forward to meeting you.

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

Further details about the role

Benefits

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.

Essential Criteria: The Howard Partnership Trust is a values-based organisation which seeks to recruit individuals who can demonstrate our values.

Our values will be assessed through the selection process. We therefore ask all applicants, when providing their supporting statement, to incorporate not only how they meet the essential criteria for the role but to also how they demonstrate our values.

Our THPT values are:

  • Integrity- displaying honesty and having strong moral principles
  • Partnership- working together and taking collective ownership to achieve the same goals
  • Advocacy- working hard on behalf of others to maximise their success
  • Resilience- finding success again after something difficult or negative has happened
  • Compassion- displaying empathy towards and a desire to help others
  • Aspiration- aiming high to achieve success

Safeguarding and Further Information: The successful candidate will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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.

Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up, any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

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
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School size
729 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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 HRTeam@tkc.thpt.org.uk.

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