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Teacher of English (Maternity Cover) - Maternity

The Rochester Grammar School , Rochester

  • Ref:KCC887-5445-154T
  • Posted:19/04/2024
  • Pay:TSAT Teacher Scale £30,863 - £47,182 per annum
  • Start Date:September
  • App Close Date:28/04/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


Rochester Grammar School is currently recruiting a qualified English teacher to join their team to cover maternity leave. You will be joining a strong, experienced team and will have the opportunity to teach Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5.

As part of this role, you will be teaching students from years 7 to 13, including those enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Diploma program during their Sixth Form years.

This post is suitable for an experienced teacher or ECT with a passion for English.  Experience of teaching the IB is not essential.

We are seeking an exceptional classroom practitioner who sets high standards for both student achievement and behaviour. Your ability to design and deliver an engaging curriculum will be crucial, and you’ll play an active role in shaping the values and ethos of our school.

Our Curriculum can be viewed here

If you’re passionate about English and dedicated to student success, we encourage you to apply!

What our Trust will offer you: 

  • TSAT pay scales above national pay scales. 
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes.
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Chartered Teacher.
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice.
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School.
  • Focus on staff wellbeing, including 24/ Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccination and eye care vouchers. 
  • Free parking in our secure staff car park.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition Programme, including seasonal rewards for all staff.
  • Refer a Friend incentive scheme


What you need to do now: 

If you are interested in joining our team of ambitious and dynamic teachers alongside a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today.  

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal conversation about this role please contact Ruth Rivers via email – r.rivers@tsatrust.org.uk.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk    

Information about the school

The Rochester Grammar School staff are dedicated to our ethos of “excellence for all” and we have the highest expectation for all our learners. We are a proud International Baccalaureate World School. Our students study the IB Diploma at Sixth Form and go on to attend outstanding universities.

"What I enjoy most about the RGS Sixth Form is the support from the teachers and how passionate they are about their subjects". - Mabel, current sixth form student

Rochester Grammar School is a high-performing secondary which is part of the TSA Trust, a family of schools that work together to “improve the life chances”. The school achieved the UNICEF Bronze Rights Respecting School Award in September 2021. RGS is a school where diversity is celebrated as we create a safe and inspiring place for children to learn, where their rights are respected and they are able to develop their talents and abilities to their full potential.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Tracy Pocock
  • Address:The Rochester Grammar School, Maidstone Road, Rochester, Kent, ME1 3BY
  • Telephone: 0333 360 2120
  • Email: recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.