“As former students of the school, we really appreciate the chance to train at Highsted. It has been a fantastic experience in a supportive environment and we feel well-placed to begin our career in teaching."
Vacancies & Employment-based Teacher Training
At Highsted Grammar School we are proud to offer career opportunities for adults as well as students. In addition to teaching posts, there are a wide range of support posts which fall vacant from time to time. Information about all our current vacancies can be found below. If there are no opportunities that suit your ambitions at present, but you would like to be considered for suitable appointments in the future, we are happy to receive your CV, together with a short letter of application stating your experience and areas of interest.
Likewise, we recognise the importance of excellence in the training future teachers and, with more than a decade of exceptional experience in employment-based training programmes, are pleased to offer opportunities for postgraduate trainees. We work in collaboration with the Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) to provide both salaried and unsalaried positions which lead to Qualified Teacher Status. Salaried positions are paid on the Unqualified Teacher Pay Scale; unsalaried posts may be eligible for a government bursary, depending on the teaching subject and class of degree achieved. Further information about current recruitment to our School-based Initial Teacher Training scheme can be seen below.
Safer Recruitment & Induction
Highsted Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such, before applying for any vacancy at the school, all candidates are advised to read our policy which links to the child protection policy and procedures. Please click here to download the Safer Recruitment & Induction Policy.
Support Staff Vacancies:
Employment-based Teacher Training:
To find out more about this aspect of our training programme please follow this link to the Kemnal Academies Trust website.
The following positions are recruiting now for a start in September 2021:
- Trainee Teacher of Chemistry – unsalaried (government bursary may be payable)
- Trainee Teacher of Mathematics – unsalaried (government bursary may be payable)
- Trainee Teacher of Physics – unsalaried (government bursary may be payable)
These posts are offered as unsalaried positions, for which a government bursary or scholarship up to the value of £28,000 may be payable. For further information about eligibility and current value of the government's initital teacher training bursary scheme, please follow this link. For further information about the unsalaried scheme through our partnership with the Kemnal Academies Trust, please follow this link.
General information about our school, a generic job profile and person specification can be downloaded for your information. Trainees would be expected to build up their skills and experience during the course of the year in order to meet the government expectations contained in the 2012 Teachers' Standards and the requirements of the Highsted Job Profile (subject teacher responsibilities) by the end of the programme.
- Download Main School Prospectus
- Download Sixth Form Prospectus
- Download Further information and generic Job Profile for teachers
- Download School Centred Initial Teacher Training: The Kemnal Academies Trust
- Download Teaching Application Form
- Download Support Staff Application Form