Biology Lead

Thurston Community College, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3PB

Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    25 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    12 May 2022

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Biology Lead job summary

Biology Lead
Permanent Full Time
Required to start September 2022

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring, enthusiastic and vibrant Biology Lead to join our Science and Technology Faculty.

The Faculty is staffed by experienced teachers who are passionate about their subjects and their teaching. The Faculty work collaboratively and welcome forward-thinking initiatives and are able to offer a new colleague advice, support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment.

Within Science there are outstanding resources for the teaching and learning. A total of sixteen laboratories across our two campuses and dedicated preparation areas. All staff and students have access to excellent ICT resources for use both within the laboratories and in specialist ICT suites

Additional allowances

TLR 2B (£4783 per annum)

Applying for the job

For more information and an application form visit our website.

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About Thurston Community College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1651 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Thurston Community College is a large popular mixed comprehensive school. It comprises of two distinct and specialist sites. Our Thurston Campus, for students from Year 7 to Year 11 is situated four miles east of Bury St Edmunds. Thurston Sixth; Beyton Campus is located in the nearby village of Beyton, offering a bespoke centre of excellence for students in Year 12 and Year 13. Both locations provide an exciting, dynamic learning environment, where students display a positive attitude to learning and make good progress.

We are a school that boasts a strong sense of community and prides itself on its culture of high expectations and values. The wellbeing and education of every young person is fundamental to us. We work hard to provide a safe and happy environment within which every student can grow and achieve personal, social and academic success. We are proud of our inclusive approach and strive to ensure learning is enjoyable and seen as a lifelong process.
Our purpose is simple; to inspire a love of learning, empower our College community with the knowledge and skills to help them make meaningful choices and contribute positively to the world in which we live
To achieve excellence in all aspects of school life.
A new Principal was appointed in September 2021 and together with the Governing Body has set an exciting and aspirational vision for the College over the next five years. The person appointed will be a fundamental part in building on our already Good Ofsted Status (March 2018) and realising this vision to create:

1. A stimulating, accessible and safe learning environment in which our villages and towns come together as a community which is much more than the sum of its parts.
2. A high performing learning organisation
3. A culture of high standards, which reinforces excellent behaviour, mutual respect, tolerance and understanding of what it is to be a citizen, not only of the school, but of local, national and international societies.
4. At the heart of a wide network of partnerships that provide opportunities for mutual improvement and benefit.

If you are successful, you will be:
• An outstanding classroom practitioner with a proven record in raising student attainment;
• Passionate about providing every child with support, tools and capacity to make outstanding progress in all areas;
• A creative, inventive and dedicated classroom practitioner who shares our vision of achieving excellence and raising further standards of teaching and learning.

What we can offer
Our staff are our biggest asset, and the success of our students depends upon them. A few things we offer are:
• A comprehensive CPD programme for all staff
• A supportive, open and approachable leadership team
• Friendly colleagues who are always happy to help each other
• Employee Assistance Programme
• My Suffolk Benefits (Sodexo staff discount scheme)
• On site parking
• Free tea, coffee and biscuits!

Thurston Community College
Thurston, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP31 3PB
Tel: 01359 230885 Fax: 01359 230880
Principal: Nicki Mattin B.Ed (Hons) NPQH
Current Roll: 1600; Years 7-11: 1350; Sixth Form: 250

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