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Teacher of English with Media - Full-time

Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Boys, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-4045-566T
  • Posted:10/06/2024
  • Pay:MPS/UPS plus a competitive R+R for three years
  • Start Date:Sept 2024 / Jan 2025
  • App Close Date:30/06/2024 at 11:00
  • Interviews:ASAP

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Are you passionate about Media and English, and eager to inspire students in these subjects? An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and talented teacher to join our team, starting in January 2025 (if not sooner).

 

This is an exciting opportunity to work within two successful and well-established departments, delivering classes within KS3-5 for English and GCSES and A-Level. 

 

The successful applicant will have a passion for their subject and have an understanding of the strategies required to motivate and inspire students who can contribute to an excellent team achieving equally impressive results. Above all else, the successful candidate should be enthusiastic about their work with young people and have a genuine concern for their development as individuals. Applications from ECTs are encouraged and welcome.

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: 1388 plus 338 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 campus 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 Assistance Programme via Health Assured 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 at 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:

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.