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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    30 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    13 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS Plus Fringe

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an excellent opportunity for a Teacher of History to work at a high achieving, fully comprehensive school in Dorking in Surrey.

What we’re looking for:

  • A person who is passionate about Geography and will encourage curiosity in our students
  • An ability to deliver the curriculum to a high standard
  • An open minded approach to expanding and encouraging knowledge growth in students of all abilities
  • We are seeking someone with the commitment and enthusiasm to be part of a lively, well managed and successful team

What Ofsted say:

“Pupils’ attitudes towards learning are very positive. Pupils are attentive and responsive in equal measure in lessons. As a result, there is a very harmonious learning atmosphere"

How to apply:

Click the ‘Quick apply’ button below to complete an application form.

Closing date:

Chris Panting, Headteacher, will present an overview of the school by Zoom on Thursday 19th January 2023 at 6.30pm. A school tour is available on Monday 16th January 2023 at 3.45pm.Please email hr@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk to register for these events.

Applications must be submitted by 8 am on Monday 23rd January 2023. Please note we may interview as applications are received. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted shortly after the closing date.

Whatever the outcome of your application we thank you for the interest you have shown and wish you well in your future career.

The Ashcombe School

What the school offers its staff

Who we are:

Ashcombe is highly sought-after, with very high levels of interest for September 2023. This is due to a wide range of factors including its facilities, academic results, standards of teaching, pastoral care, the wide range of trips and extra-curricular activities and the resultant attitudes of its pupils.In our 2022 ‘Investors in People’ Report, our staff said:

“It is a great place to work, and I can see all the things that are happening – it’s all positive”

What we offer:

  • A very successful and dynamic department which achieves strong results and progression at both GCSE and A level
  • The department is well managed and resourced, with a dedicated computer suite
  • A supportive climate of cooperation, resulting in detailed schemes of work and excellent resources
  • National and international extra-curricular trips
  • An excellent ECT programme – with salary backdated to 1st August
  • Regular professional development opportunities
  • Day nursery on site with preferential rates for staff
  • On-site parking
  • Close to A25, M25 and local train stations

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake and Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We will also carry out an online search about you for information that is publicly available including social media accounts.
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About The Ashcombe School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1476 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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The Ashcombe School is a high-achieving genuinely comprehensive school with a very successful Sixth Form and is a vibrant and inspiring place to work. We continually look to support exceptional pastoral care, high levels of attainment across the ability range and provide an enviable range of extra-curricular activities to prepare and enable young people to lead fulfilled lives. We are ambitious for all our students and staff and each year are proud to have a strong cohort who not only go on to the most prestigious universities and courses, but to a range of other challenging and high-quality opportunities. We have an unwavering commitment to inclusion to ensure that every young person who comes into the school is supported and challenged to reach their potential. Located in Dorking in the heart of the beautiful Surrey Hills, with excellent travel connections, the school has well-resourced teaching facilities for all subjects. The school is continuing a significant and innovative programme of modernisation and improvement to classrooms, communal spaces, dining areas and sports facilities, ensuring a stimulating and inspirational environment for staff and students. Working at The Ashcombe is challenging and rewarding and ensures the school enjoys a strong level of staff retention. 10 Reasons to join us at The Ashcombe School Excellent ECT programme including salary backdated to August Visible, active, and supportive Senior Leadership Team Students who are enthusiastic, fun, and respectful A whole staff team which is inclusive and welcoming A school which is highly valued by parents and has a clear place in the community Career development programme for all staff Part of a small independent MAT with opportunities to work with colleagues from two secondary schools A wide-ranging offer of extracurricular activities and trip opportunities Additional benefits including staff gym, free lunches for duty and INSET Work-life and family-friendly policies

Arranging a visit to The Ashcombe School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk.

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