An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our well-established forward-thinking DT Department as Teacher of Design Technology.
The successful candidate will be passionate and inspiring to play a key role in influencing the development and creativity of practical skills, be engaging and challenge students in KS3 and KS4 to achieve high standards and reach their full potential.
We promote a warm, welcoming and friendly environment to encourage self growth and mutual respect throughout the Thurston community.
This post would be equally appropriate for an experienced or newly qualified early careers teacher.
We require a Teacher of Design Technology who has:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- A desire to develop their own skills, whilst being a strong team player.
- Ability to challenge students and encourage excellent progress.
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.
It was recently announced that the school will be part of the School Rebuild Programme and
we have entered the feasibility phase. This will mean we will be a part of shaping a new
school over the next few years.An exciting prospect and an exciting time to join Thurston
Community College.In addition, and due to our growing numbers, a smaller new building
project has recently been completed at the Thurston Campus which is now open to students
and houses three new science classrooms.
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 started in January 2024 and together with the Governing Body has set an exciting and aspirational vision for the College over the next three years.The person appointed for this role will be a fundamental part in building on our already Good Ofsted Status (March 2018) and realising our 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.
In return we will provide:
- An opportunity to play your part in shaping the future of the DT Faculty.
- Opportunities to develop both professionally and personally.
- An experience that will develop your skills and pathway to the next step in your career.
We offer the opportunity to:
- Join a talented team, dedicated to work effectively together to secure positive outcomes for our students.
- Benefit from ongoing Professional Development.
- Make a difference to our talented and creative students.
- Benefit from our Employee Assistance Programme.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thurston Community College enjoys a rural location with free parking and convenient transport links to Cambridge, Ipswich and London.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.
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.
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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