This job expired on 16 December 2022

  • Earliest start date

    3 January 2023

  • Latest start date

    17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    16 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 November 2022

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring, enthusiastic and vibrant Teacher of Performing Arts to join our well-established department. This post would be equally appropriate for an experienced or a newly qualified teacher. The successful applicant will be required to teach Performing Arts at KS3 and KS4, with the opportunity to teach Sixth Form at our Beyton Campus for a suitably qualified candidate. Ideally you will be a Drama specialist and have knowledge of vocational BTec style qualifications. You will join an outstanding Performing Arts Team, who pride themselves on their innovative approach to supporting every student to achieve their full potential. With a reputation for outstanding school performances in our bespoke Auditorium. You will benefit from entering a collaborative department who welcome forward thinking initiatives and are able to offer new colleagues’ advice, support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment.

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.

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.

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.

Performing Arts is a thriving department with a proven track record of outstanding student achievement at GCSE and particularly at Advanced level. All Performing Arts lessons are taught in specialist rooms at both the Thurston and the Beyton Campuses with up to date AV equipment. Performing Arts is a popular subject in the Sixth Form with a large uptake at Advanced Level courses in A Level.

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 (September 2021).
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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
1570 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01359 230885

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