Teacher of Humanities & SEN

Thurston Community College, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3PB

19 days remaining to apply

  • Earliest start date

    3 January 2023

  • Latest start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    21 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 November 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

MPR to UPR

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, talented and inspiring classroom practitioner to teach Humanities subjects across all ability groups in KS3. This will include the possibility of Teaching History, Geography and RE at KS3. At KS4 it will include study support and teaching our specialist groups in qualifications such as ASDAN.

The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and the ability to inspire and motivate our ambitious and hardworking pupils. Following a department restructure, as a Teacher of Humanities you will join our newly formed Humanities and Social Sciences faculty, who pride themselves on their innovative approach to supporting every student to achieve their full potential. You will benefit from entering a new department who are keen to work collaboratively and welcome forward-thinking initiatives. We are able to offer new colleagues’ advice, support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment.

For the right candidate with an interest in SEN there is the opportunity to work alongside our SENCO to develop your skills and expertise through supporting this department, this could lead to a career pathway supporting SEN students and their families.

We welcome applications from experienced and early careers teachers.

What the school offers its staff

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.

Further details about the role

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.

Humanities is a thriving department with a proven track record of outstanding student achievement at GCSE and particularly at Advanced level. All lessons are taught in specialist rooms at both the Thurston and the Beyton Campuses. Humanities is a popular subject in the Sixth Form with a large uptake at Advanced level.

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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

Comprehensive secondary school

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