The Howard Partnership Trust (THPT) is a Surrey based Multi-Academy Trust, comprising four secondary, six primary and two special schools with two further under development. We are proud of our ethos of collaboration and inclusion, "Bringing out the best" in students of all abilities and backgrounds. Visit website

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Staff Vacancies


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The staff within THPT are thoroughly professional, qualified, knowledgeable, passionate and motivated to drive school improvement across all schools. The ethos within each environment is warm with a supportive approach and a focus on working in partnership to share good practice, bringing out the best. There are CPD and progression opportunities across The Trust and staff are valued equally for their part in the success of schools and The Partnership as a whole.

You can view opportunities available within our school on our platform below.  To view vacancies across all our schools please click here ; you can also apply to join our teaching supply pool for schools across our trust and to become a valued volunteer.

If you have any questions with regards to the application process please email the HR Team at

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Employment is subject to satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Three Rivers Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Three Rivers Academy Vacancies




Working at Three Rivers

Three Rivers Academy is a vibrant, supportive and inspiring working environment. The school building,  opened in February 2018, offers spacious, modern and outstanding facilities, conveniently located near the train line from and to London. No wonder that we have been described as one of the ‘most inspiring school designs from around the globe’. From vast and bright classrooms to state-of-the-art sports and performing arts facilities, our environment allows our students to flourish and access 21st century learning.

Each teacher, full or part time, has their own classroom, equipped with an Interactive LCD Touchscreen. All teachers are loaned a laptop, which they can use in school or at home.

Three Rivers Academy is proud of its inclusive ethos and high expectations, which we expect the whole school community to embrace. The school is on a continuous journey of improvement, which would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of its staff, 100% of whom stated that they are ‘proud to be a member of Three Rivers Academy’ in a January 2021 survey. We invest in our staff by offering a bespoke and high-quality CPD programme, which caters for Trainee Teachers to Senior Leaders. The support from and collaboration with The Howard Partnership Trust are invaluable and offers staff access to a strong support network and a range of opportunities. We are fully committed to staff wellbeing and our staff wellbeing committee works closely with the Senior Leadership Team to support all colleagues in achieving a healthy work life balance.

As well as teaching your specialist subject, we encourage all our staff to become involved in the wider life of the school, either by participating in our ‘legendary’ school shows or taking part in our vast range of extra-curricular activities, including The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme and trips abroad.

Our ‘bringing out the best’ motto applies to both students and staff and whether you are at the start of your career or looking for your next challenge, Three Rivers Academy will provide you with a high-quality and supportive environment to make a real difference to the lives and opportunities of young people.

Teaching in the UK

Helpful information for teachers and graduates from overseas looking to join the teaching profession in the UK can be found in our booklet 'Teaching in the UK - Be prepared to experience life'.

Benefits of working for The Howard Partnership Trust

We are proud to be part of  The Howard Partnership Trust. We work collaboratively with all our partner schools, both primary and secondary, and we use this work to improve our offer to students.

Take a look at some of the benefits of working for us.          

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Teacher Training Programmes with Three Rivers Academy

Three Rivers Academy work closely with a range of Initial Teacher Training Providers, including:

School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITTs):

University-based training:

  • Roehampton University
  • Kingston University
  • St Mary’s University

We also offer teacher training through the new Teaching Apprenticeship Programme. 

If you would like to discuss opportunities to train at Three Rivers Academy, please click on email us at 

Information about Teacher Training can be found at

School Experience at Three Rivers Academy

We believe that having some school experience is essential if you are considering training to be a teacher; it allows you to see the nature of the role and make sure that it is right for you before you apply or undertake your training. The Howard Partnership Trust is delighted to offer a two-day secondary school experience programme that will benefit anyone considering a career in teaching.

During your placement you will have the opportunity to:

  • watch a range of lessons and age groups being taught in your specialist subject
  • talk to teachers and school leaders about day-to-day school life
  • find out about career opportunities within the Howard Partnership Trust
  • get advice from senior leaders on starting a teaching career and the different routes into teaching

Our School Experience programme is hosted by Three Rivers Academy, Hersham Road, Hersham, Walton-On-Thames, Surrey, KT12 5PY. We can offer up to two days of secondary experience Maths, Science, English, MFL (French and Spanish), Drama, Art and Photography, Design & Technology, History, Geography, RS, Sociology, Psychology, Media, Business Studies and PE (inc Dance).

Availability of places is limited by faculty size.  We will endeavour to book you in for a visit but cannot guarantee a place. Priority will be given to candidates who have expressed a preference for training on a programme starting in September 2019. We also reserve the right to change dates at short notice.

We charge an administrative fee of £25 for school experience visits.  Once you have had confirmation of your dates, payment will be required in advance and is non-refundable.

For safeguarding reasons, all visitors should bring a current DBS certificate which must be shown to reception on the day of the visit.  If you do not have a DBS, you will be escorted at all times whilst on the school premises.

Dates for 2019/20: 

  • 10th-11th October 2019 - FULL
  • 14th-15th November 2019 – LIMITED PLACES REMAINING
  • 12th-13th December 2019
  • 16th- 17th January 2020
  • 6th-7th February 2020
  • 19th-20th March 2020
  • 30th April-1st May 2020
  • 11th-12th June 2020

How to book school experience with us:

You can either email us directly at or log on to the Department of Education School Experience website and select Three Rivers Academy (Hersham).


Day 1


Arrival and registration


School Experience Programme:
-       The Howard Partnership Trust
-       What teaching is really like
-       Career progression
-       Different routes into teaching
-       Applying for teacher training


Tour of the school


How to observe lessons effectively


Breaktime in main subject area


Period 3: Lesson observation


Period 4: Lesson observation


Lunchtime spent in subject area


Tutor time or Assembly


Period 5: Lesson observation



Day 2


Arrival – report to subject area


Period 1: Lesson observation


Period 2: Lesson observation




Period 3: Lesson observation


Period 4: Lesson observation


Lunchtime spent in subject area


Tutor time or Assembly


Period 5: Lesson observation