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Full-Time Teacher of English - Full-time

Hugh Christie School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5431-172T
  • Posted:17/01/2022
  • Pay:MPS/UPS
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:07/02/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:tbc


Hugh Christie School

Full-Time Teacher of English

Are you enthusiastic to inspire a life-long love of reading in students? Are you keen to keep developing your own subject and pedagogical knowledge? Are you looking to collaborate and grow in a supportive and dedicated team?

We are delighted to have the opportunity to take on a new English Teacher who loves literature, is eager to engage in research and believes that every student should be given the best chance to succeed. Our Department is going through an exciting time with the collaborative development of a new knowledge-rich curriculum. We are looking for a teacher who will bring their own dynamism and positive attitude and become a trusted and valued team member.

The successful candidate will have high expectations of their students, strong subject knowledge, resilience and a full bookshelf! The ability or desire to teach A-level English Literature is a bonus.

Working in a custom-built modern facility with spacious classrooms and a dedicated office for the English team, we strive to give our students the cultural literacy, deep thinking and grammar skills they need to be able to tackle their exams and the world after school.

CPD is at the heart of good teaching and the heart of our Department vision: the successful candidate will be supported to continue their own learning and develop their own specialisms and interests.

Hugh Christie is a mixed all-ability school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2017. The school is a welcoming community with a friendly atmosphere. All staff strive to ensure every child is happy, successful and prepared for adult life.

To support teacher welfare, we benefit from an early 1.35pm finish on Fridays and a two-week half term in October.

This position would suit an Early Career Teacher, a teacher looking for their first move or an experienced teacher in search of a collaborative and innovative department.

Further information is available on the school’s website: www.hughchristie.kent.sch.uk. For more information about the role, please contact Heather Swinnerton on hswinnerton@tonbridgefederation.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: Monday 7th February

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure


Information about the school

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The Tonbridge Federation comprises of;

Hugh Christie School

Hugh Christie opened in 1957 as a co-educational school for children of all needs and abilities. Based in Tonbridge with excellent transport links, the school is housed in well maintained buildings on an attractive campus, with excellent facilities.

It is our aim that every child at Hugh Christie is happy, successful and well prepared for adult life. This website provides you with all the important information about how we try to achieve this.

Long Mead Community Primary School

Long Mead Primary School serves an estate in the north end of Tonbridge. The local ward it serves has relatively high levels of deprivation for the area. As a result, the school has higher than average number of disadvantaged children on its roll.

The school has a population of around 170 children, including a nursery. The school roll has fluctuated over time and this had made stability a challenge. One priority area is to increase numbers attending the school in the nursery and reception by broadening the appeal of the school to the local community.

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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).