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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    13 December 2021 at 8:00am

  • Date listed

    3 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Working pattern
Will consider full time, term time
Contract type
Fixed term (1 year)
£26,948 - £42,780

Job summary

Thank you for your interest in this post and we look forward to receiving your application.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join our school. We are looking for someone who is:

• Passionate about high quality teaching and learning
• Offers inspirational and caring guidance for young people
• Works collaboratively, asks questions and is keen to learn
• An advocate of reading widely

We are seeking someone with the commitment and enthusiasm to be part of a lively, well-managed and successful team. The staff in the English department enjoy their work and strive to deliver interesting and stimulating lessons. There is a supportive climate in which there is much cooperation, resulting in detailed schemes of work and excellent resources.

The successful candidate will be given full support and will be encouraged to engage in further professional development, which we believe will benefit both the individual and the school. The successful applicant is likely to be a form tutor. As the school transitioned from being a Local Authority Community School to forming a MAT, a key element was maintaining the full benefit and protection of the National Pay & Conditions. Similarly, staff appointed from other academies are not disadvantaged, e.g. by counting service towards sick pay and maternity leave. The school takes a constructive approach towards Performance Management & Appraisal and Pay Progression and offers many opportunities for career development through paid responsibilities.

This document contains information about the department and the person specification.

Applicants should submit the Application Form and a letter of application, which should not normally exceed two sides. A curriculum vitae is not necessary, as all relevant information should be included on the application form or in the letter.

The closing date for applications is 8am Monday 13th December 2021, however, early applications are recommended as we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.

Chris Panting (Head Teacher) will be giving a talk via Zoom to give further information about the school and position. This will take place on Thursday 9th December 2021 at 6pm. If you would like to attend this talk please email for an invite.

Visit our website for information about the school.

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. Any successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

Candidates selected for interview will be informed by telephone. We do not generally contact candidates who are not shortlisted.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1468 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number

About The Ashcombe School

The Ashcombe School is a mixed comprehensive school for pupils of all abilities between the ages of 11 and 18 based in Dorking, Surrey. There are approximately 1,450 pupils on roll at Ashcombe (including around 250 in the Sixth Form) and 150 members of staff.

The school is highly sought-after and is over subscribed for September 2022. 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 its January 2019 visit, Ofsted commented that “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".

Arranging a visit to The Ashcombe School

We are not currently offering school visits due to the situation with COVID

School location

Ashcombe Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1LY

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