• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    12 April 2021 at 10:30 am

  • Date listed

    29 March 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Leadership Spine Range 10-11

Job summary

Senior Leader – Maths September 2021
Leadership Spine Range 10-11
Thurstable School are looking to appoint an exceptional teacher to lead our Maths
Faculty and join SLT as part of the wider Senior Leadership team. Our new Senior
Leader in Maths will be given substantial additional non-contact time to take part in
senior leadership activities which will be agreed with the Headteacher.
This post represents an excellent opportunity for an outstanding teacher of Maths with
a strong track record of improvement work as a middle leader to take their first step
into Senior Leadership. Previous post holders at this level have gone on to secure
Assistant/Deputy Headships, and we would expect the successful applicant to do the
same within three to five years. The Maths department at Thurstable is well resourced,
and contains committed and talented teachers who will support your leadership with
This is a superb opportunity for the successful applicant to really make their mark on
the department as well as the wider school community, and through their leadership
demonstrate their positive impact that will help prepare them for Assistant and Deputy
Headship. We would expect the successful applicant to be enthusiastic to continue
their own learning and receptive to evidence based research. We genuinely believe
that leaders develop leaders and we are absolutely committed to supporting your own
development as you begin your journey into senior leadership. Just as we expect you
to coach and mentor staff within the Maths team, we will also provide you with the
same support and opportunity for professional growth as you develop your own
leadership identity.
Why join us?
● We are committed that classrooms should be disruption free so that
every minute counts and are adopting a centralised approach to behaviour
centred on a warm/strict philosophy and shared routines across the school.
● We think you, the teacher, is the expert. We promote the importance of
teacher led lessons based on brilliant subject knowledge, great explanations
and skilful questioning.
● Our commitment to genuine development. Our evidence based model of
teaching is based on the work of Rosenshine and Lemov, and from
September all teaching staff (including the Headteacher) will receive
coaching feedback at least every fortnight.
● We are committed to staff wellbeing and adopting sensible approaches to
workload. We recognise the efforts and achievements of all our staff on a
weekly basis and never take anyone’s work for granted.
● We are on a journey of which you can be a driving part. Our school
improvement groups, led by non-SLT members, are crucial to driving
change in the school.
We believe this is an exciting time to join the school and help our students reach
their undoubted full potential. If you can dream big, work hard and also have a sense
of fun, we genuinely believe that you will really enjoy working at Thurstable.
We welcome visits or conversations with prospective applicants. To arrange a tour or
a confidential phone call, please contact us directly.
Application forms can be downloaded from our website.
Closing Date: 12th April 2021 10.30am
Thurstable School, Sports College & Sixth Form Centre
Maypole Road, Tiptree, Colchester, Essex, CO50EW
T: 01621 816526 F: 01621 815409 Email: beckf@thurstable.essex.scg.co.uk
Website: www.thurstable.essex.sch.uk
Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students
and all posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1190 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
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About Thurstable School Sports College and Sixth Form Centre

Thurstable is an oversubscribed and successful 11-18 school offering teachers an open and supportive working environment together with effective and personalised professional development and training opportunities, teaching across the age and ability range, a personal laptop, excellent teaching facilities, and access to extensive teaching and learning resources through our innovative E Learning Centre.

School location

Maypole Road, Colchester, Essex, CO5 0EW

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