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

Support Jobs

Catering Assistant (With Kitchen Experience) - Term Time

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

Ref:KCC886-5464-40S Posted:13/09/2021 Start Date:Immediate

Catering Assistant (with kitchen experience) Pay scale KR3 £14,677 (FTE £18,039) Hours 7.00am to 2.30pm (30 mins for lunch break) 35 hours per week Free school meal Working Pattern Monday to Friday Term...

Application Close Date:27/09/2021 View Job Details

Midday Supervisor - Term Time

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

Ref:KCC886-5464-36S Posted:13/09/2021 Start Date:Immediate

KR3      Salary £3,025 per annum (£18,039 FTE)  £9.35 per hour   Monday to Friday 12.15-1.45pm daily, term time only.  7.5 hours a week   Potential to wo...

Application Close Date:27/09/2021 View Job Details

Teaching Assistant (25 Hours Per Week) - Term Time

Sir Henry Fermor CEP School

Ref:KCC845-2019-33S Posted:14/09/2021 Start Date:Immediate

Sir Henry Fermor C of E Primary School is a thriving two form entry primary school in the heart of Crowborough.  We are seeking to appoint self-motivated, firm and caring individuals to support the class teachers...

Application Close Date:27/09/2021 View Job Details

Teaching Assistant - Temporary

Leybourne St Peter and Paul CEP

Ref:KCC886-3324-73S Posted:21/09/2021 Start Date:Immediate

We are looking to appoint a skilled, enthusiastic and supportive Teaching Assistant to provide individual support for a pupil with significant learning needs, who is currently accessing both the Reception and year 1 clas...

Application Close Date:01/10/2021 View Job Details

Kent Teaching School Hub - Administrator : Appropriate Body & Early Career Framework - Term Time

Bennett Memorial Diocesan School

Ref:KCC886-5464-41S Posted:24/09/2021 Start Date:20/10/2021

Location: Bennett Memorial Diocesan School, Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 9SH. Homeworking flexibility available. Salary KR6 £11,789 pro rata ( £20,585 FTE ) Contract Term Time plus 2 weeks to...

Application Close Date:04/10/2021 View Job Details

Tenax Schools Trust

Tunbridge Wells


Culverden Down
Tunbridge Wells