exciting opportunity has arisen for an
enthusiastic, highly motivated and inspirational professional to join a forward-thinking,
open-minded Humanities Team, as Head of Religious Education, Philosophy and
Ethics. The Humanities and Social Science Faculty is a welcoming, supportive
and vibrant team with a real sense of community.
Our successful candidate will be a dynamic and
innovative practitioner who is passionate for their subject and the impact it
can have on a young person’s development and all-round education.
This is an exciting time in the development of this
curriculum area. It provides a real
opportunity to review the current provision and implement your distinct vision
for this important subject area.
We would welcome applications from existing RE/Philosophy
teachers with an interest in wanting to further their career.
Who are we?
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
It was recently announced
that the school will be part of the School Rebuild Programme. Due to our growing numbers we currently already
have a building project underway which will house three new science classrooms
due for completion in August 2023.
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:
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.
A high performing learning organisation.
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
At the heart of a wide network of partnerships that
provide opportunities for mutual improvement and benefit.
We require a Leader who has:
- A proven track record in their current role, evidenced by strong student outcomes.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- A desire to develop their own leadership skills, whilst being a strong team player.
In return we will provide:
- An opportunity to design an engaging and challenging curriculum that inspires students to appreciate the subject content.
- Develop RE, Philosophy & Ethics into a real strength across the school with opportunities at GCSE and A level.
- Motivate and challenge learners of all abilities.
- Opportunities to develop both professionally and personally.
- An experience that will develop your leadership skills and pathway to Head of Faculty.
Thurston Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check as well as other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2021).
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