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  • Expected start date

    1 April 2022

  • Application deadline

    12 January 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    3 December 2021

Job details

Job role
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
£68,851 -£75, 935

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and talented leader to the post of Vice Principal. The role will be to take responsibility for and lead on the Curriculum, Staff Development and Standards across the College.

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and inspirational professional to join a forward thinking, open minded and developmental leadership team. This opportunity arises following the promotion of the current Vice Principal to a regional role with a local Multi Academy Trust.

Your role will include, but is not limited to:
● Ensuring we provide an ambitious, well planned and effective curriculum
● Leading on teaching and learning to ensure positive student outcomes
● Coordination of the coaching of teaching staff to improve the quality of education across the school.
● Development of Curriculum Leaders to ensure high quality intent, implementation and impact across all areas

To be successful you will:
● Be an outstanding teacher with a track record of achieving excellent outcomes for your students
● Be able to lead with vision and think strategically
● Have a proven track record of improvement and impact
● Show an interest and passion for the art of teaching and learning, engage in the latest research and lead with a clear vision and strategic thinking
● Be a good role model, coach and have strong interpersonal skills

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School overview

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

About Thurston Community College

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. The person appointed will be a fundamental part in building on our already Good Ofsted Status (March 2018) and realising this 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.

Principal: Nicki Mattin B.Ed (Hons) NPQH
Current Roll: 1600; Years 7-11: 1350; Sixth Form: 250

Arranging a visit to Thurston Community College

If you wish to visit the College please contact Abigail Fordham on 01359 230885.

School location

Norton Road, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 3PB

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