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Humanities Teacher - Full-time

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-4045-457T
  • Posted:26/01/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:08/03/2024 at 08:00
  • Interviews:ASAP

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We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative History teacher to join our dedicated Humanities department from September 2024.

 

The successful candidate will be able to deliver high quality lessons in History across all Key Stages. The ability to teach Geography to GCSE and/or Religious Studies to KS3 would be desirable.

The History department is well established at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys. Staff have a wealth of experiences and interests, which bring many dimensions to the provision of excellent lessons as well as skills and support for a new colleague!  We have enjoyed excellent results at both GCSE and A-level and Key Stage 3 proves a popular launchpad for strong progress and uptake in History. Enabling students into Higher Education with confidence is a strength.  A healthy approach to broader, innovative ways to enhance learning is encouraged, and trips and out of class enrichment activities add to this.

You will be able to demonstrate experience of achieving positive outcomes for pupils, as well as being passionate about making a difference to the lives of young people. As a committed team player, you will have excellent organisational skills and the natural ability to motivate both pupils and peers. We welcome applications from creative and dynamic teachers who can contribute to this vision. Although the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of excellent teaching and learning, we also welcome applications from NQTs.

The main site for TWGSB is in Tunbridge Wells. However, you will be required to work at other sites connected to TWGSB.

Information about the school

About Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys Headteacher: Amanda Simpson

Location: Tunbridge Wells (TN4 9XB) Type of School: Community Boys Grammar School Kent Age range: 11 - 18 Gender: Boys with mixed Sixth Form Number of students: 1178 plus 328 at Sixth Form Average class size: 30 in KS3, 23 in KS4, 15 in Sixth Form Number of teaching and support staff: 160 Date school established: 1956 External recognition: Good Ofsted and Investors in Careers Award

The School Context Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is a successful and popular selective 11-18 dual-site school, with a site in Tunbridge Wells and a brand new site based in Sevenoaks.

At Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, our curriculum is underpinned by our school values of respect, excellence and determination. Our broad academic curriculum, delivered through the scheduled delivery of lessons and the diverse range of co-curricular activities, provides our students with the opportunity to develop into the individuals we know that they have the potential to become.

We are extremely proud of our excellent academic record and (as a selective school) are committed to achieving the highest standards. That said, our philosophy at Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys is that education is about personal development and should give young people every opportunity to explore and learn about the world around them. We hope to empower our students not only to achieve academic excellence but also to develop into global citizens who will go on to make a positive contribution to society.

Staff will benefit from a positive working environment, with strong support for professional development and specialist teaching rooms. We aim for high standards and the pursuit of academic excellence, helping every student to reach their full potential through the development of skills, concepts and knowledge, within the framework of a caring community. Relationships between staff and students are based on trust, mutual respect and a determination to succeed.

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys offers Initial Teacher Training (ITT) and other subject specialist training through the Kaizen Teaching School Alliance.

Living and working in Tunbridge Wells Tunbridge Wells and its immediate environment present an ideal location in which to live and work. The elegance of the Pantiles with its variety of excellent shops and restaurants, the beauty of the surrounding countryside, especially The High Weald, and the wide range of cultural and sporting facilities ensure that there is much to encourage even the most dedicated professional to enjoy some relaxation. The surrounding villages provide excellent residential property within a commutable distance. Tunbridge Wells is also within an hour’s reach of London and is well-served by Gatwick Airport, Ebbsfleet and Ashford for Eurostar connections.

The School benefits from its proximity to Tunbridge Wells Sports Centre. Staff receive a discounted membership. Facilities include swimming pool, diving pool, all the latest gym & fitness equipment, an extensive programme of group exercise classes, indoor cycling studio, kids soft play, café and high-spec changing rooms.

Benefits

TWGSB staff benefits include: Teacher/Support Staff Pension contribution Free Flu Vaccinations Employee Assistant Programme via Health Assure Free Eye Tests Paid Moving Day Car Parking on site Training and development opportunities Access to Kent Rewards (inc Cycle2work, Adult Education discount, discounted high street cards and vouchers and over 1,200 national and local retailers). Access to health and wellbeing resources. Childcare: The Sports Centre also has a nursery which is popular with staff at TWGSB who have pre-school children.More info can be found here: https://www.twgsb.org.uk/1427/school-site-expansion

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Clare Peck
  • Address:Tunbridge Wells Grammar School For Boys, St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells , Kent, TN4 9XB
  • Telephone: 01892 529551
  • Email: cpeck@twgsboys.kent.sch.uk
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.