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Thomas Knyvett College, Ashford, Surrey

Job details

Job role Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Subject English
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £26,948 - £42,780pa FTE

Job summary

Please note as a result of the current Coronavirus (COV-19), some interviews are still going ahead but remotely via TEAMS or SKYPE

Starting date: January 2021

We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate, dedicated, motivated and innovative Teacher of English to join our team at Thomas Knyvett College on Fixed term basis with pendid staffing review for 2021 and decide on need for possible permanent role. We are looking for an inspirational teacher who meets the Teacher Standards, with the ability to create a nurturing learning environment, together with a commitment to bringing out the best in every student.

Fixed term: till August 2021

You will be fully supported both within the faculty and by the senior leadership team.  Our outstanding staff and students make us a great place to work.  When you join us, you will be supported and developed through our extensive CPD programme and given a generous and effective PPA allocation to allow for a better work/life balance. Working in our school within The Howard Partnership Trust provides a wealth of opportunities to include excellent career progression options.  Regardless of your experience or level of responsibility you will have access to a range of exciting opportunities to ensure you are improving your craft.

We are looking for staff to join our team who are passionate about improving students’ life chances and capable of contributing to a highly effective and supportive teaching team and our extensive enrichment programme.

Our outstanding staff and wonderful students make us a great place to work. Thomas Knyvett College, part of The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT), sets high standards for behaviour, promoting traditional values that will be important for life-long achievement. We believe that academic attainment flourishes in this atmosphere, enabling students to develop into confident and well-rounded young adults.

Thomas Knyvett College is a successful, over-subscribed school. We have made rapid and sustained progress over the last five years. However, we are not complacent and seek to ensure that the next five years are as productive as possible. As an exceptional learning community, we have developed our vision and we are as ambitious as ever for our students and staff. We see the College as the central resource for learning and support in the local community and continue to strive for excellence in all we do.

What Ofsted said:

“Staff use their extensive knowledge of every pupil to provide the best support possible for each of them to develop their learning and understanding”. Inspectors praised the ‘warm and respectful’ relationships and highlighted that ‘pupils behave very well’ and ‘there is a strong sense of everyone working together to fulfil the school motto of ‘bringing out the best’.

THPT value their staff very 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, consideration of relocation packages, travel allowances and grants, access to discount schemes and membership of the Teacher Pension Scheme.

If you would like to request a tour of the school or if you have any questions about the job role or the application process, then please contact Amali Dissanayake, Recruitment Assistant on Amali.Dissanayake@thpt.org.uk.

Interviews may happen earlier than the closing date by mutual agreement, early applications are encouraged.

Employment is 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.

Employee benefits

excellent CPD Opportunities

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Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 725 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Thomas Knyvett College website (opens in a new window)
Contact email amali.dissanayake@thpt.org.uk

About Thomas Knyvett College

To find out more about us, please check our school website: http://www.thomasknyvett.org/

School location

Stanwell Road, Ashford, Surrey, TW15 3DU

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