English Teacher

Holcombe Grammar School

Letchworth Avenue
Scale: £18,517 - £28,308 for hours stated - 0.6 FTE
Job Summary: Are you looking for a new opportunity to teach English in a supportive grammar environment?


Holcombe Grammar School are seeking an English Teacher on a part time basis to join their team of creative and committed professionals teaching across the school.  The successful candidate will be a motivated and enthusiastic English teacher who is passionate about teaching and learning, is ready to embrace new ideas, and has a positive outlook and excellent interpersonal skills. 

Together with being an outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations for achievement and behaviour, you will be able to plan and deliver a creative and stimulating lessons having a thorough knowledge of curriculum development and pedagogy.  Our Curriculum Intent can be viewed here.

Applications are invited from Early Career Teachers, or experienced teachers looking to progress their career. 

“Holcombe Grammar makes learning active by developing children as creative, adaptable, and resilient thinkers so that they become committed lifelong learners.”    University of Exeter, 2022 (Thinking Schools Accreditation)

About Us

Holcombe Grammar School, part of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, is an ambitious and supportive inclusive learning community, where life chances are transformed. We are a selective 11-18 boys’ school with a large and expanding 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.    Whatever an individual’s background, we strive to ensure that our highly capable students are given the academic and intellectual tools to help them structure their thinking and learning effectively. 

Our most recent Ofsted Inspection noted “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” 


The Thinking Schools Academy Trust 

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.  

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.   

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to: 

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances  


What our Trust will offer you:  

  • TSAT pay scales above national pay scales.
  • The opportunity to work with happy 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.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities including our Early career, Middle and Senior Leadership programmes.
  • As an accredited Chartered Teacher organisation you can become a recognised Chartered Teacher.
  • Benefit from an internationally accredited pedagogy approach to thinking and learning, which has been proven to enhance classroom practice.
  • Reduced membership of a fully-equipped fitness suite and classes – located on the site of New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School.
  • Focus on staff wellbeing, including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccination and eye care vouchers.
  • Free parking in our secure staff car park.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition Programme, including seasonal rewards for all staff.
  • Refer a Friend incentive scheme.

What you need to do now: 

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today! 

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

We strongly encourage anyone who may be interested in working at our school to contact Donna Read (Donna.Read@holcombegrammar.tsat.uk) to arrange an informal conversation about the role.

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. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk