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Coronavirus Updates

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 office@newhorizonschildrensacademy.org.uk or calling 0333 602115 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.

Update 03.04.20: Please see here for letter to Year 11 and Year 13, or here for a letter to parents of students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 12.

For recent letters sent home about Coronavirus, please see here.

For pastoral support resources, please see here.

For information about accessing Microsoft Teams, please see here.

For information about accessing Show My Homework, please see here.

Admissions 2020/21

We are currently awaiting further advice from the Department for Education about how appeal deadlines may be affected by the current COVID-19 restrictions on schools. In the meantime, we would encourage anyone who still wishes to appeal to do so. Further advice will be provided to all appellants as soon as it is available. All admission appeal forms should be emailed to admissions@holcombegrammar.org.uk. Please do not bring them into school.

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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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.

The Rochester Grammar School is also the lead school in the New Horizons Teaching Schools Alliance, which delivers training and development that is robust, innovatory and is informed by the latest research. As a TSAT employee you will be able to access the full range of resources and expertise of the alliance. Please visit www.newhorizonstsa.com for more information about our Teaching Alliance.

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 hosted by our recruitment provider Eteach to join our talent pool and receive job alerts.

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.