Teacher of PE/ Lead of PE

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

This job expired on 25 May 2022

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    25 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    17 May 2022

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Teacher of PE/ Lead of PE job summary

Teacher of Physical Education/ Lead of Physical Education (TLR2B)
Full Time or Part Time
Required to start September 2022

The post could include some PE management responsibility (not essential)

The Opportunity?
We are seeking to appoint an inspiring, energetic and dynamic Teacher of Physical Education, to join our well established department. Your commitment to education, together with your passion for Physical Education, will enable you to inspire and motivate students across the age and ability range.
You will join an outstanding Physical Education Team, who pride themselves on their innovative approach to supporting every student to achieve their full potential. You will benefit from entering a collaborative department who welcome forward thinking initiatives and are able to offer a new colleague advice, support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment.

There is an opportunity for some PE management responsibility for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate; however, this is not an essential requirement of the post.

We welcome applicants from experienced and early careers teachers.

Physical Education
Physical Education is a popular and high achieving subject in the College with a large uptake at both GCSE and Advanced Level. Our specialist facilities include extensive playing fields, resurfaced hard court areas, a six tennis court Astroturf, a gymnasium and a sports hall. In addition, our facilities include a fully equipped fitness suite, two subject specific classrooms and a community sports reception area. We currently teach core Physical Education to Years 7-11 as well as GCSE and Advanced Level Physical Education courses. From September we are excited to be introducing an additional Level 2 course Cambridge National Sport Science.

The department continually strives to offer a curriculum that is truly engaging for all students. We aim to deliver a learning experience which allows all students to be confident in taking part in physical activity as well as achieving their highest standard of performance. Our extensive extra-curricular programme enables individuals and teams to succeed at regional level and beyond, we would welcome applications from individuals who wish to support us developing and growing this element of school life.

Additional allowances

Possible TLR2B for the right candidate

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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
1651 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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Who are we?
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.

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 1 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
● On-site parking
● Employee Assistance Programme
● Free tea, coffee and biscuits!

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