Tenax Schools Trust

Tunbridge Wells

Trust Description

Tenax is a Church of England academy trust located in West Kent and East Sussex. It works in partnership with the dioceses of Rochester and Chichester, but also includes schools with no faith designation.

It currently comprises 7 primary schools in full membership (one of which is a free school), and one in associate membership, alongside a large secondary school, Bennett Memorial. It is led by Mr Ian Bauckham CBE, who also holds a number of national roles in education.

The Trust also runs a highly successful School Centred Initial Teacher Training centre (SCITT), recently graded Outstanding, which is this year training more than 70 primary and secondary teachers across the wider area, and also has a large and successful Altius Teaching School which has a track record of delivering large scale school improvement work at regional level and which runs training programmes attracting large numbers of participants and well-known trainers and speakers.

Tenax aims to achieve educational excellence for all through outstanding leadership, a sequenced, knowledge-based curriculum, high quality evidence-based pedagogy and a commitment to teacher professional development. This is complemented by an emphasis on creating schools with a strong and distinctive ethos and culture.

While our Church of England schools place particular emphasis on teaching children and young people about Christian values, beliefs and traditions, all of our schools subscribe to our underpinning educational, ethical and personal development principles. We value diversity and the distinctive local character of each school. We welcome pupils and families from all backgrounds and from all faiths and none. The Trust aims to maintain and further enhance its reputation for excellence in all aspects of its work.

The name ‘Tenax’ is the Latin word for ‘tenacious’ or ‘steadfast’. We chose it because we are steadfast in our belief in the value of Church of England education, and the consequent commitment to high achievement and personal growth for all young people.

Schools in this Trust

Vacancies at this Trust

Teaching Jobs

PPA Teacher - Part Time

Bishop Chavasse Primary School

Ref:KCC886-2086-47T Posted:05/04/2021 Start Date:Immediate

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School, which opened in September 2017, is looking to appoint a PPA teacher to join our growing team of staff.  If you are a teacher who is looking for a days tea...

Application Close Date:23/04/2021 View Job Details

Support Jobs

SCITT Administration Assistant - Term Time

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

Ref:KCC886-5464-31S Posted:22/03/2021 Start Date:Immediate

Location              Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SH              Salary  ...

Application Close Date:19/04/2021 View Job Details

Teaching Assistant - Full Time

Bishop Chavasse Primary School

Ref:KCC886-2086-48S Posted:05/04/2021 Start Date:Immediate

Bishop Chavasse Church of England Primary School, which opened in September 2017, is looking to appoint a full time teaching assistant to join our team of staff, during our fourth year of existence  If you are...

Application Close Date:23/04/2021 View Job Details

Tenax Schools Trust

Tunbridge Wells

Address

Culverden Down
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN4 9SH