Contract Type: Full Time
Job Start Date: 2018-09-01
Salary: £24,018 - £39,725 pa plus excellent CPD opportunities and a competitive NQT Welcome Bonu
School Type:
Academy Secondary Aged
School Size: 451-1000
School Age Range: 11-16
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: Stanwell Road, Ashford, Middlesex TW15 3DU
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2



Teacher of History

Start Date : 01/09/2018

We have an exciting opportunity for a hardworking, energetic and innovative Teacher of History to join our outstanding Humanities Department at Thomas Knyvett College.  We are looking for an inspirational teacher who is committed to bringing out the best in every student. We offer an outstanding professional development programme, a successful, supportive and highly strategic Senior Leadership Team and an opportunity to be part of a dynamic developing organisation.

NQT’s are welcome to apply – we offer an excellent NQT programme and development opportunities along with an ‘NQT Welcome Bonus’

Thomas Knyvett Colleges sets high standards for behaviour, promoting traditional values that will be important for life-long achievement. We believe that academic attainment flourishes in this atmosphere, enabling students to develop into confident and well-rounded young adults.

One of the most improved comprehensive schools in the country and in the county of Surrey having achieved 56% of Year 11 students gaining A*- C grades including English and Maths in summer 2016 and 20% achieving A*- A English/mathematics.  The progress for students was outstanding and is exceptional.  Judged, for the third time, by Ofsted in December 2013 as providing ‘good’ teaching and learning, we are justly proud of The Howard brand.  Our high quality, professional staff are dedicated to ‘bringing out the best’ in all our students through a personalised approach, enabling them to achieve more than they ever thought they could.

The Howard Partnership Trust was the first soft federation Academy Chain in the country, led by an outstanding school and we are highly committed to this way of working. The distinctive feature of The Howard Partnership Trust is that the schools within our Multi Academy Trust all retain their own unique features in order to meet the needs of the communities which they serve. However, the vision and values that underpin the schools are exactly the same: namely to ensure that consistently high quality teaching facilitates excellent learning within an inclusive, caring, vibrant environment. We all aim to ‘Bring out the Best’ in our students. These are the hallmarks of any one of The Howard Partnership Trust schools.

What Ofsted said:

“Students arrive at the college with attainment that is much lower than average. By the time they leave, their examination results are above average. This reflects the rapid progress they make in all year groups.”  Ofsted 2013

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About Thomas Knyvett College

Thomas Knyvett College is a small-to-medium sized mixed school with Academy Converter status (conversion to an Academy is underway during the 2014-2015 academic year) educating students aged 11–16 in Ashford, Surrey,England. The college is part of the Howard Schools Trust which includes the Howard of Effingham School in Effingham in the county, the schools within which are and supported by an Executive Headteacher, the prototype arrangement of its kind in the United Kingdom.

In the house system, each of the three houses which compete are divided into forms for many years. The resultant tutor forms provide a pastoral, advice point across all activities.

The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding (additional government funding for children in the care of the local authority, students known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families) is slightly greater than average, standing for the financial year 2014-15 at £194,175. The proportion of disabled students and those with special educational needs who are supported at school action is above the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average.