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Head of English - Full-time

Holcombe Grammar School, Chatham

  • Ref:MED887-4068-102T
  • Posted:27/10/2021
  • Pay:Leadership Scale L9 to L13 - £52,160 - £57,556
  • Start Date:4th January 2022
  • App Close Date:31/10/2021 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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We require a talented and enthusiastic Head of English to join Holcombe Grammar School. The successful candidate will oversee our English department, as well as other senior responsibilities. 

Holcombe Grammar School delivers an inspiring curriculum…appropriately adapted to the needs, abilities and interests of all pupils. A range of extra-curricular activities further promotes personal development and welfare– Ofsted 2018

Holcombe Grammar School is part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust. We are a selective 11-18 boys’ school with a large and growing mixed Sixth Form. At Holcombe Grammar School our aim is that students develop into successful, well rounded, confident young people who are equipped with the academic and life skills necessary to thrive in the modern world.

We can offer you: 

  • Revised Leadership Payscale to retain and reward excellent teachers
  • Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career 
  • The opportunity to work with happy, determined and well-behaved children who are excited about learning, and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits 
  • Access to the New Horizons Teaching Alliance, offering a wide range of robust and innovatory development resources and expertise
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of Holcombe Grammar School
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
  • Onsite parking free of charge

We are looking to recruit a talented and enthusiastic Head of English. The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a qualified teacher
  • Be able to deliver consistently good or outstanding practice
  • Be experienced in planning an appropriate and challenging curriculum 
  • Have a thorough knowledge of present curriculum developments, particularly those relating English.
  • Be an inspiring teacher with real enthusiasm for the subjects
  • Be able to motivate his/her pupils 
  • Be committed to high standards for both staff and students 
  • Be prepared to contribute to the extra-curricular life of the Academy 
  • Have excellent knowledge/experience of teaching English.
  • To implement and support all Academy policies.
  • To collaborate with other leaders and managers in maintaining high standards within the curriculum to Good and Outstanding including all student groups. 
  • To maintain high standards of teaching, learning and progress to ensure all subject staff deliver and all students receive Good and Outstanding lessons.
  • To coach and mentor subject staff to maintain standards in learning and progress to be Good and Outstanding.

What you need to do now:

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

We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to contact Wendy Tanner- w.tanner@tsatrust.org.uk to arrange an informal conversation about the role with our hiring manager. 

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.

 

Information about the school

We are a successful grammar school for students aged 11-18 with a long-standing reputation for being a supportive and caring environment in which to teach and learn.

After the school’s 'Good' Ofsted judgement in April 2018, Holcombe Grammar School has continued to make rapid progress towards becoming one of the most successful grammar schools in the Southeast.

As part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we benefit from working cohesively as a family of schools for the benefit of our children, and for the adults who work here too. The Trust supports with planning, trips, events, CPD and much more to ensure that all of our teachers are fully supported, enabling them to ensure that they can deliver the best learning that we can offer. Our mission is to “transform life chances”; at The Thinking Schools Academy Trust we believe education has the power to change lives and children only have one chance to get this right. To ensure all our academies focus on our mission school leaders translated our mission to core values that would be demonstrated and evident in all our Academies:

Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Simon Arnold
  • Address:Holcombe Grammar School, Letchworth Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6JB
  • Telephone: 01634 830083
  • Email: office@holcombegrammar.org.uk

Documents

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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).