This job expired on 31 January 2023

  • Earliest start date

    25 March 2023

  • Latest start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    31 January 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    2 December 2022

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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What skills and experience we're looking for

The Opportunity?

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, talented and inspiring Head of Religion not only will you be an excellent classroom practitioner you will have the ability to inspire, lead and develop our the team.

Following a College reorganisation, you will join a newly formed Humanities Team and will benefit from entering a new department who are keen to work collaboratively to promote and build on the Humanities department’s successful record. The team 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.

The department is exceptionally well resourced with dedicated classrooms based around the library and modern IT projection equipment in every classroom.

At Key Stage 3 all students follow a programme of learning which splits the focus into the three main areas of study; One term students will study a philosophy followed by an ethics and finishing with beliefs every topic will be an inquiry based focus. (the order may vary depending on year group). AtKey Stage 4GCSE Philosophy, Beliefs and Ethics is an optional GCSE subject with consistent numbers of students. We follow the Edexcel RS full course (specification B). Students use the religions of Christianity and Islam to study ethical and philosophical units of; Peace and Conflict, Crime and Punishment, Marriage and Family and Matters of Life and Death. AtKey Stage 5we study the AQA Philosophy course, which covers a range of topics; such as moral philosophy, metaethics, epistemology, metaphysics of the mind and God.

What the school offers its staff

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
  • On site parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free tea, coffee and biscuits

If you are excited by this post, its challenges and opportunities; if you relish the prospect of joining our team of committed and excellent staff; We very much look forward to hearing from you.Please visit our website for further information or if you would like to discuss this post further please do not hesitate to contact recruitment@thurstoncollege.org.

Thurston Community College enjoys a rural location with free parking and convenient transport links to Cambridge, Ipswich and London.

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.

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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
1578 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01359 230885

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