Tendring Technology College
Essex, United Kingdom
About Tendring Technology College
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Tendring Technology College is a large split site comprehensive school for students aged 11-18, located in the pleasant village of Thorpe-le-Soken and the historic town of Frinton-on-Sea. The mix of this rural and coastal location is a lovely backdrop for our young people and at the same time there is easy access to Colchester, the oldest recorded town in the country, and the capital itself, London.
Thorpe Campus is situated in the village of Thorpe-le-Soken. It serves students aged 11-14. Our Frinton Campus serves the needs of students aged 14-19. We take children from a large area surrounding the College. This includes Thorpe-le-Soken, Kirby-le-Soken, Kirby Cross, Great Holland, Little Clacton, Weeley, Tendring, Little Bentley, Wix, Beaumont, Great Oakley, Frinton-on-Sea, Walton-on-the-Naze as well as a number of students who travel from much further afield including Harwich, Alresford and Colchester. We are the school of choice for the students in this area because we have high standards in a supportive environment that enables all children to enjoy outstanding achievement. Parents choose Tendring Technology College because they know their child will get a personalised education with high expectations of academic performance, achievement and behaviour.
Tendring Technology College is an academy and it converted in August 2011. We chose to join Academies Enterprise Trust in order to enable our staff and our students to work with and mix with a range of people across the country. Tendring Technology College continually evaluates its curriculum to ensure it keeps pace with requirements both from the government and for the needs of young people, giving them the skills to enter the world of work, further education and higher education.
We are a true comprehensive school. We serve the needs of every type of child. Consequently, we have a curriculum that supports the reading and writing skills of children who join us at age 11 who have struggled with their learning throughout primary school. We have additional literacy classes in years 7 to 9 for those children who may have underachieved at primary school but who have the capacity to make rapid progress. We have specialist provision for children with higher learning potential so that those children who would be successful in a Grammar school can be even more successful with us. The provision for our higher learning potential children goes right through to the Sixth Form enabling them to make applications to the top universities including Oxford and Cambridge.
Tendring Technology College is a happy College which every child can enjoy.
To view our curriculum across the year please click here.
- Fully prepare students for their futures
- Provide a personalised and relevant pathway of progression for each student
- Exploit technological developments to the full
- Nurture creative students with the skills, knowledge and motivation to compete on an international level
- Develop confident leaders ready to dismiss social barriers and take on the world
- Excel in creativity, mathematics, computing, communication and language across the whole curriculum
- Achieve success in every league both nationally and internationally
- Adopt innovative design for learning to increase engagement and learning potential
- Is the provider of choice for students, parents and staff
- Has a corporate commitment to putting the customer at the heart of service delivery and leaders in our school actively support this and advocate for customers.
To view our Ofsted reports please click here.
WHY JOIN OUR ACADEMY?
We passionately believe that every child can discover their own remarkable life. It’s what motivates us around here. We know this vision requires something extra. Which is why at AET, you’ll find more. More opportunities, so you can forge your own path. More care and support, so you can prioritise what matters most. More purpose, for you and for the children we’re inspiring. Come inspire their remarkable with us.
We are committed to developing all staff at all levels through high quality development opportunities, resources, and experiences that will support you on your professional learning journey with AET.
We champion agile/flexible working across the Trust to help our people achieve an optimal work/life balance.
All staff have access to our pension schemes (Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers’ Pension Scheme). Everyone has free access to financial advice & support and can access a wide range of retail discounts through our AET Benefits scheme. We also offer Technology Loans to help with any big digital purchases.
We recognise that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical and have set up employee assistance programmes which offer free and confidential counselling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our employees can access our health cash place scheme from BHSF.
We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).
AET is a national family of 57 schools committed to delivering an excellent education that launches all the children in our care into a remarkable life. It is our deeply held belief that every child has something remarkable to offer and we see it as our duty to help each and every child find this within themselves.
Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
At AET, we want all of our employees to feel included bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation.
AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the ESFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here.
We also offer School Direct teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here.
To find out more about AET please click here.
Since joining TTC I've thrown myself fully into Academy life. I've been involved with lots of the sports run at the college, especially athletics and rugby along with assisting the Head of PE with regards to improving T&L and outcomes within the department. Having led on lots of department CPD sessions, I was delighted to be informed by the Head of Department they wanted me to lead the athletics and rugby development within the College due the recent success we have had at the Coastal, District and National level. This responsibility has enabled me to work with some of the College’s most able sports students within Star Squad, to aid them in their development both sporting and academic. These students also attended CPD courses with international and national coaches to learn and develop how we can keep this talent pool of athletes coming through TTC. These workshops and courses have helped me to continue to improve my own practice and to improve the PE departments teaching and learning as a whole, to ensure the PE curriculum enables everyone to have an inclusion programme of study. TTC have been very supportive through this whole process, including approving courses for me to attend to further enhance my own knowledge and that of the PE department as a whole.- Paul Welch - Teacher of Physical Education
I first joined TTC in 2013, where I gained experience as a trainee member of staff, teaching Religion, Ethics and Philosophy. The support and encouragement I received from members of staff not only in my department but other areas of the College was very reassuring. I carried on working at TTC for my NQT year, where I was able to develop my teaching and receive the continued support that I had as a trainee teacher. This helped me develop my Teaching and Learning and also encouraged me to be a reflective practitioner. I am currently in my fourth year working at TTC and now support trainees and NQTs by delivering training sessions and mentoring. TTC is a very supportive and rewarding place to work where you can develop your career in your focused area.- Kaciey Pennifold - Teacher of Religion, Ethics and Philosophy