11 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    Mid October 2024

  • Closing date

    4 August 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    5 July 2024

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Subject

Physical education

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Up to 32.5

Contract type

Fixed term - up to 12 months - Maternity or parental leave cover

Pay scale

MPS/UPS

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Opportunity?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, inspiring, and dynamic Teacher of Physical Education, to join our well established department on a maternity contract for up to 12 months from October 2024.

Your commitment to education, together with your passion for PE, Physical Activity and Sport will enable you to inspire and motivate students across the age and ability range.

You will join an outstanding Physical Education Team, who have strong examination outcomes, and who are well regarded across the County for their knowledge, experience and opportunities they provide their staff and students. The PE department pride themselves on their innovative approach to supporting every student to achieve their full potential whilst fully embracing the latest pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning.

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.

We welcome applicants from experienced and early careers teachers.

We require a maternity cover Teacher of PE who has:

  • Knowledge of and previous experience of Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4
  • Demonstrates an enthusiasm for the subject which will inspire student progress
  • An adaptable and flexible approach
  • A commitment to offering a range of extracurricular activities

What the school offers its staff

In return we will provide:

  • An opportunity to help work with the department and gain experiences through our department and whole school improvement plans
  • An experience that will develop your teaching skills and support your progress within PE community and the wider school environment

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.

Further details about the role

Who are we?

Thurston Community College is a large popular mixed comprehensive school. It comprises 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.

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.

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.


Commitment to safeguarding

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to RECRUITMENT@THURSTONCOLLEGE.ORG

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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
1499 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01359 234506

Comprehensive secondary school

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