Teacher of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics

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

This job expired on 16 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    6 May 2022

Job details

Contract type



MPS (including ECT) or UPS

Teacher of Religion, Philosophy and Ethics job summary

We are seeking to appoint an ambitious, talented and inspiring classroom practitioner to teach Religion, Philosophy and Ethics across all ability groups in KS3 and KS4 and potentially KS5.

The successful candidate will have excellent subject knowledge and the ability to inspire and motivate our ambitious and hardworking pupils. Ability and experience in teaching either History and/or Geography at GCSE level is also desirable. There may also be a requirement for the postholder to teach key stage 3 Geography and/or History.

Following a department restructure, you will join a newly formed Humanities Team, 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 a new colleague advice, support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment. The department is exceptionally well resourced with dedicated classrooms based around the library and modern IT projection equipment in every classroom.

We welcome applications from experienced and early careers teachers.

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About Thurston Community College

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1651 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01359 230885

Philosophy and Ethics
At Key Stage 3 all students follow a programme of learning which splits the focus into the three main areas of study; One term students will study a philosophy followed by an ethics and finishing with beliefs every topic will be an inquiry based focus. (the order may vary depending on year group). At Key Stage 4 GCSE Philosophy, Beliefs and Ethics is an optional GCSE subject with consistent numbers of students. We follow the Edexcel RS full course (specification B). Students use the religions of Christianity and Islam to study ethical and philosophical units of; Peace and Conflict, Crime and Punishment, Marriage and Family and Matters of Life and Death. At Key Stage 5 we study the AQA Philosophy course, which covers a range of topics; such as moral philosophy, metaethics, epistemology, metaphysics of the mind and God.

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!

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 admin@thurstoncollege.org.

Thurston Community College enjoys a rural location with free parking and convenient transport links to Cambridge, Ipswich and London.

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