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Why Choose our Trust?

  • Are you someone who enjoys seeing young people develop and flourish?
  • Do you enjoy working in a high performing team?
  • Are you able to see the best in people, students, colleagues and the wider community and look to utilise their strengths?
  • Are you enthusiastic, confident, empathetic, tenacious and resourceful?
If so, then we would love to hear from you.

Thank you for considering Tenterden Schools Trust as your next employer whether as a teacher or in one of the other varied roles on offer,  from  learning support and  IT to premises management and HR. 

We offer an exciting, supportive career opportunity for all our colleagues across our community Trust. 

All our schools retain their unique identities whilst engaging in the wider TST ethos:-

Educational Excellence

Students thrive in ambitious and successful schools, ready for what the future has in store for them

Community

Excellent Community and Faith Schools, maintaining their own identity and serving their local community

Seamless Learning

A continuous, all-through educational experience from 0-19, creating smooth transitions between phases


Staff benefits

We offer the following to our colleagues:-

  • Teachers Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme dependent on whether teaching or associate staff
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme
  • Retail, Health & Leisure Offers through Kent Rewards
  • Specsavers Vouchers
  • Flu vouchers
  • Home Farm Children’s Nursery – 10% discount for Tenterden Schools Trust employees.  The Nursery offers full day and seasonal care for children aged 6 months to 5 years
  • The Sinden Theatre – 10% discount for events booked at our fantastic theatre
  • C B Motors (Kent) Ltd – 10% discount on all tyres and servicing.  MOTs £39.95
  • Discount for Teachers – A free online website, which has a huge range of money saving discounts, deals and vouchers available to anybody working in the education sector
  • Maitland Medical Occupational Health Specialists (Maitland offer a dedicated employee well-being website “I WILL” together with a broad range of wellbeing services)
  • Regular staff surveys – we review all responses and make changes
  • How can we help you? – we want to know how to improve your work experience; staff are encouraged to share their ideas
  • Regular recognition and praise
  • Seasonal events (Christmas jumpers, World Book Day, Staff Choir, Staff Dance, etc)
  • Opportunities to involve yourself in the wider school life
  • Staff well-being programme with well-being sessions offered to all staff as part of CPD
  • School gym
  • Opportunities to involve yourself in the wider school life, Duke of Edinburgh, Cadets, a wide variety of clubs, international trips and visits

Teaching and learning

  • A commitment to rarely cover
  • A commitment to reducing workload

Behavioural and Pastoral Support

This is backed up by strong pastoral support:-

  • Open-door Senior Leadership
  • An expectation that all staff address behaviour and work together to maintain high standards of behaviour from students
  • Visible Leadership, available throughout the day to support staff and behaviour across the school
  • Dedicated staff to support with pastoral and behaviour issues
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Building your career with us

We are keen to develop our employees as well as our students and offer a wide range of training to all our staff.
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Developing Individuals

Within Our Communities

Early Years Foundati...

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - Ages 3-5, Nursery and Reception

“I enjoy dinosaurs and komodo dragons. We made trains for them to travel on. Every time we play we work as a team to get things done!”
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Key Stage 1 (Ages 5-...

Key Stage 1 (Ages 5-7, Years 1 and 2)

“I like my work as I am looking at animals and where they live in our woods.”
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Key Stage 2 (Ages 7-...

Key Stage 2 (Ages 7-11, Years 3-6)

“I enjoy learning maths through practical activities which help me to understand the concept.”
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Key Stage 3 (Ages 11...

Key Stage 3 (Ages 11-14, Years 7-9)

“Homewood School has provided me with a range of challenges which have helped me to make progress in my learning"
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Key Stage 3 (Ages 11...

Key Stage 3 (Ages 11-14, Years 7-9)

“I find everybody at Homewood School really helpful. When I first arrived in Year 7, I was a little nervous but the teachers were so welcoming and supportive"
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Key Stage 5 - Sixth...

Key Stage 5 - Sixth Form

“The teachers in the Sixth Form are very approachable and really keen to help. This has made me much more comfortable in class and I participate more in lessons than I used to."
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Key Stage 5 - Sixth...

Key Stage 5 - Sixth Form

“The Sixth Form at Homewood is amazing. The staff are kind-hearted and very supportive of your learning"
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Key Stage 5 - Sixth...

Key Stage 5 - Sixth Form

“Teachers in Homewood Sixth Form show a lot of interest in their students. They really want the best for us."
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