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HISTORY TEACHER (Maternity cover)

The Prospect Trust is a leading Multi-Academy Trust in the South of England, with an aim of providing outstanding education for all learners within a family of local academies. There are currently three academies within the Trust: The Sixth Form College Farnborough, Tomlinscote School and Frimley Church of England Junior School.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Humanities department within an outstanding Secondary School. We are seeking a proactive individual to provide an excellent level of support to students in the School.

The Humanities at Tomlinscote is a successful area both in terms of exam success and in terms of the thinking skills that the subjects work hard to develop.  Opportunities for international collaborations and visits abroad are available. The History teachers are a team of friendly and supportive members of the school staff who work hard to ensure that all learners and colleagues are able to work to their full potential. The team is passionate about providing an engaging history curriculum that allows students to access a greater understanding of how our society and world has developed. You will have the ability to deliver inspiring lessons, be part of creating an exceptional place of learning and help build on the excellent current standards of History in the school. 

We are looking for a teacher who displays the following characteristics:

  • A thoughtful and self-reflective approach to pedagogy;

  • A desire to be an outstanding classroom practitioner

  • A passion for the subject;

  • Excellent ICT skills that makes learning visible in the classroom 

  • Excellent subject knowledge and a desire to build on this; and an

  • Enthusiasm for working with 11-16 year old students.

The School 

Tomlinscote is a highly successful, over-subscribed, mixed comprehensive school of approximately 1500 students. Our staff enjoy working here because our standards, facilities and staff well-being are excellent.

Our students are a pleasure to teach and make excellent progress as shown by the positive examination data.  All Tomlinscote students and teaching staff have their own iPad to enhance learning inside or outside of the classroom.  

As a new member of staff you will receive plenty of support from your colleagues both from the department and from the wider school community.  This will include:

  • A mentor to help you through the first year

  • Support from your line manager and department; and

  • ECT status through The Xavier Hub and Teach First

We also expect staff to undertake a pastoral role as a form tutor.  There are also opportunities to get involved in the wider life of the school through trips and extracurricular activities and we will develop every staff member that joins our team, providing one-to-one support, coaching and mentoring and access to extensive professional development. 

Any applicant should hold QTS (or equivalent) and a relevant undergraduate degree to be considered for this post.  ECTs are welcome to apply.

The Process 

If you would like to have a further discussion before applying for this role please contact HR on

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to

Early applications are encouraged, as the Trust may at its discretion elect to both interview and select candidates before the advertised closing date.

Start Date: March 2023 or as close after that as possible

Salary: London Fringe Pay 

Contract/Hours: Fixed term contract for up to one year. Part time or full time.

Location: Tomlinscote School

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously and is committed to acting in line with the GDPR regulations; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for an interview. 

The Prospect Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people within our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.

Contact Us

Tomlinscote Way, Frimley, Surrey, GU16 8PY

01276 70 90 50