This job expired on 15 July 2022

  • Job start date

    1 September 2022

  • Closing date

    15 July 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 June 2022

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Full-time equivalent salary


Teacher of English job summary

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher of English who shares the desire to enrich the lives of all students through the study of our subject, and to enable the pupils under our care to achieve the potential we can see in them. Your commitment to education, together with your passion for English, will enable you to inspire and motivate students across the age and ability range. You will join a dynamic and collaborative team of English specialists, who welcome forward thinking initiatives and offer advice, support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment. English is a highly successful and popular subject in the College with a large uptake in both English Language and English Literature at Advanced Level. English is delivered in specialist accommodation comprising a suite of ten dedicated classrooms at the Thurston Campus and two dedicated classrooms at the Beyton Campus, each of which is equipped with audio visual equipment. Results in English are consistently high. In 2019, Progress 8 in GCSE English was +0.3 and the ALPS value added grade was again grade 3 (excellent) for both Language and Literature. At Advanced Level in 2019, English Literature achieved an ALPS grade 4 (very good) and English Language an ALPS grade 2 (outstanding). We welcome applications from experienced and early careers teachers.
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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

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

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
• For early careers teachers we can offer a start date of 4 July 2022, giving you the opportunity to embed yourself within the College community before the next academic year begins.
• 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!

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 admin@thurstoncollege.org.

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