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Coronavirus Updates

Further information about how our Trust and schools are taking necessary precautions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, can be found in our Trust’s ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) website section’.

For responses to our National Writing Day #247challenge, please see here.

Students joining us in Year 12 September 2020: please see a page of resources for you here. 

Update 03.07.20: For an update from Mr Preston about September Reopening, to Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12, and our incoming Year 7s, please see here.

Update 08.06.20: Year 10 and 12 parents and carers, please see the letter that has been sent out with your student’s bubbles. For FAQs, please see here.

Live Learning Timetables: Please see here for live learning timetables for this term for Years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.


For any key worker whose child is not currently using our childcare facility, and who subsequently becomes unable to provide childcare at home –  you must give the school 24 hours’ notice that you need to use this provision so that we can provide appropriate staffing. This means emailing r.martin@tsatrust.org.uk or calling 03333 602130 by 9am the day before. For Monday provision, please ensure that you contact the school by 9am on the preceding Friday.  Students arriving without giving 24 hours’ notice may be turned away if we do not have adequate staffing. To access this provision, you must also have downloaded and completed the form that can be found here and you must bring it with you to the school when you arrive.

You can access Holcombe Grammar School’s COVID-19 latest update and archived letters for the whole school and year groups, including links to resources at https://www.holcombegrammar.org.uk/support-guidance/holcombe-covid-19-update/

Careers

Holcombe Grammar School is a member of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a successful growing family of schools that work together to improve the life chances of all its children and young people. It makes fulfilment, personal development and support of its staff a priority.

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Please note that these links will redirect you to the eteach website.

A career with TSAT has unlimited opportunity. We are passionate in supporting staff with their professional development and believe that the more we invest in our staff the more successful we will become as a Trust of schools.

TSAT is a non-profit making charitable multi academy trust that has successfully grown to include a diverse range of academies in Medway and Portsmouth for pupils aged between 3 and 19.

The lead academy is The Rochester Grammar School which is not only an outstanding school but has a rich history and inspiring reputation as one of the country’s leading state grammar schools.

If you share the same passion for improving the life chances of children and young people and would be interested in working for Holcombe Grammar School, or The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, please visit our careers site.

For any enquiries regarding our vacancies please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk

Frequently Asked Questions

It is never too late to join the teaching profession or make the career jump. There are many different pathways available to allow aspiring teachers to train, we hope to provide answers to your questions regarding how you can begin your career with the Thinking Schools Academy Trust.

We recommend that you get in touch with us to arrange a tour of one of our schools by emailing recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk. You will need a minimum of 10 working days of experience working in a school as a volunteer before you can apply for the scheme via UCAS. We can help you arrange to gain experience in a suitable school within our Trust. You will need to register with UCAS and submit your application for either a salaried or non-salaried teaching position. If your application is successful we will then invite you to interview.

You can pursue either school-lead teacher training or university lead. School-lead training is a hands on approach to gain QTS which provided by The New Horizons Teaching Schools Alliance https://www.newhorizonstsa.org.uk/ .

University lead training is also knows as a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) which is a one year course which includes QTS.

Please contact our recruitment team recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk to request an application form or to join our talent pool or please visit our eteach page to see our current vacancies and to apply online.