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 teaching
GCSE in your specialism. The potential
for A level teaching at our Beyton site also a possibility.
candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and the ability to inspire and
motivate our ambitious and hardworking pupils. Following a department restructure, you will join a 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
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.
We welcome applications from experienced and
early careers teachers.
Thurston Community College is a large
popular mixed comprehensive school comprising of two distinct and specialist sites. Thurston Campus, for students from
Year 7 to 11 is situated four miles east of Bury St Edmunds. Thurston
Sixth; Beyton Campus is located nearby in the village of Beyton, offering bespoke centre of excellence for students in Year 12 and 13.
Both locations provide an exciting, dynamic learning environment, where
students display a positive attitude to learning making 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, striving to ensure learning is enjoyable and seen as a lifelong process.
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 Humanities 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 where courses in A Level Humanities are
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, always
happy to help each other
- On site parking
- Employee Assistance
tea, coffee and biscuits
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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