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Teacher of English - Full-time

The Skinners' School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-5418-15T
  • Posted:20/10/2021
  • Pay:Mainscale 1 - UPS3
  • Start Date:January 2022
  • App Close Date:09/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Are you a talented and energetic teacher of English? If so, Skinners’ School is a friendly and high achieving boys’ grammar school. This post is open to full and part-time applicants.

The successful candidate will:

  • have a love of English and high quality subject knowledge
  • be able to inspire and enthuse pupils
  • foster high quality teaching and learning
  • have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Skinners’ pupils are highly motivated and intelligent.  Results are impressive at both GCSE and A Level.  More details of the School are available on our website:  


Please also visit the school website (under ‘Vacancies’) for details of the post, including application information.

Closing date: Tuesday 9th November (12pm) – early applications welcome; we reserve the right to interview and appoint before the closing date

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Information about the school

The Skinners' School is an outstanding boys' grammar school with 1,120 pupils.

Skinners’ is renowned for its sport, and the enthusiasm of its pupils is extraordinary. The school competes at a high level in a huge array of sports, from the traditional – rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis, cross-country running and athletics – to a significant number of indoor sports – basketball, badminton, table tennis, handball and swimming. Team sports therefore abound and it is not unusual, for example, for the school to put out over 20 rugby teams at the weekend. Nevertheless, there remains untapped potential and we are looking for someone who will help drive further development of our provision at both elite and participant level. The extra-curricular life of the school is a key aspect of this role: involvement at weekends and willingness to participate in and organise tours both locally and abroad is critical.

Our core PE curriculum runs from Years 7 to 11 and follows a curriculum that exposes all pupils to wide array of sports, and to the key principles of sports science and healthy living. We now run GCSE PE and a good number or students train to be Sports Leaders in the Sixth Form. Again, there is further potential to develop in our pupils a cutting edge understanding of the role of sport and exercise in the 21st Century.

The school is blessed with a superb sports hall that is exceptionally well-equipped, also housing an outstanding fitness suite and weights/spinning room, as well as a classroom. Just outside sits an astroturf area that accommodates three tennis courts and a small hockey pitch. 20 acres of sports pitches are a short walk from the school and every year group has a games afternoon once a week: Southfields comprises five rugby pitches, three cricket grounds and a football pitch.

The successful applicant will be required to teach PE at Key Stages 3 and 4 from the outset. (S)he will also need to offer significant expertise at one of our major sports.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01892) 549356


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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).