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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    9 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    11 January 2023

Job details

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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Contract type


Pay scale


What skills and experience we're looking for

Applicants should have:

  • An appropriate degree and other qualifications required for the award of QTS.

  • Qualified Teacher Status (trainees should be on track to achieve QTS before taking up the post)

  • Teachers who do not have QTS but who feel they may be suitable for the role are encouraged to contact the school in the first instance.

Applications may be strengthened by having:

  • A postgraduate qualification in the subject to be taught.

  • A postgraduate qualification in the teaching of the subject

  • Other relevant awards or qualifications Applicants should have:

Applicants should have experience of:

  • Teaching the subject in a secondary school across the 11-16 age range.

  • Assessing students for a variety of purposes using appropriate strategies.

  • Working with whole-school behaviour systems.

  • Supporting students in the subject with a SEND or EAL

Applications may be strengthened by experience of:

  • Teaching the subject in a Sixth Form or other Further Education setting.

  • Being a form tutor and supporting the wider personal development of pupils.

  • Examining the subject for an appropriate exam board.

  • Mentoring trainees and early-career teachers.

Applicants should have knowledge and understanding of:

  • The subject taught, to undergraduate degree level or an equivalent standard

  • Different approaches to teaching the subject and the strengths and weaknesses of these

  • The wider role of a teacher in the personal development of pupils, including the main responsibilities of a form tutor

  • The statutory requirements concerning Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, SEND and Child Protection

Applicants may be strengthened by knowledge and understanding of:

  • Different curriculum models in the subject(s) and the strengths and weaknesses of these

  • Forms of assessment commonly used in the subject(s), including in public examinations

  • Opportunities for teacher development in the subject(s)

  • A specialism in Physics or chemistry is desirable

What the school offers its staff

Thetford Academy is a remarkable place to work. We are a diverse school and are firmly committed to seeing that diversity reflected across our staff. Thetford Academy is a school at the academic and cultural heart of our community. We teach our pupils a curriculum to prepare them for challenges they may face whilst building an appreciation and understanding of the world and achieve this by teaching our pupils to develop a set of values and habits to allow them to contribute to our community, and beyond.

Commitment to safeguarding

Inspiration Trust is committed to safeguarding and all staff appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks. You will be required to provide references and undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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About The Thetford Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1258 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Thetford Academy is a community secondary school and sixth form, close to the Norfolk-Suffolk border. We help our students get the best possible GCSE results, and guide them through A Levels and vocational studies that prepare them for university and the world of work.

We are part of the Inspiration Trust, a close-knit family of schools in East Anglia, dedicated to providing high-quality education for all of our young people, combining academic attainment with rich cultural experiences.

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