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.

We have been appointed designated Teaching Hub Status (for both East and West Kent) due to the success of our large and successful Teaching School Alliance which had a track record of delivering large scale school improvement work at regional level in addition to 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

Support Jobs

School Office Receptionist - Term Time

Bishop Chavasse Primary School

Ref:KCC886-2086-77S Posted:28/07/2022 Start Date:As soon after 1st September 2022 as possible

We are looking for a new receptionist to provide a polite and friendly initial point of contact for visitors to the School. With good office and ICT skills and the ability to provide an excellent front of house service,...

Application Close Date:19/08/2022 View Job Details

Trust Finance Support Officer - Full And Part Time

Tenax Schools Trust

Ref:KCC-F69-3-S Posted:03/08/2022 Start Date:ASAP

This is an exciting new opportunity for an enthusiastic and adaptable finance professional with an interest in education to join this highly regarded and successful Church of England Trust.  Our successful candidat...

Application Close Date:25/08/2022 View Job Details

Tenax Schools Trust

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