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Holcombe Grammar School is a member of The Thinking Schools Academy Trust, 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.

A career with Our Trust 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.

Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a non-profit making charitable multi academy trust that has successfully grown to include a diverse range of academies in Kent, Portsmouth and Plymouth for pupils aged between 3 and 19.

Why pursue a career at Holcombe Grammar School?

Holcombe Grammar School is a traditional school steeped in rich history; founded in 1913 with the establishment of Chatham Junior Technical School to train young men aged 13 – 16 for careers as artificers in the Royal Navy and in the Royal Dockyard School as engineers. We continue to hold our traditions in high-regard but push forward to be innovative and forward-thinking with the education we provide to our students. 

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.

Find out more about what a career at Holcombe might entail:

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 Thinking Horizons. 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.