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Thurston Community CollegeSuffolk

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


£90,378 - £102,159 pa

Required from 1 September 2021.

Our mission statement is 'Inspire, Empower, Achieve' and it is this philosophy that drives the college forward. Our ambition is that every student will be inspired by learning, empowered to seize life's opportunities, and will leave Thurston Community College as a happy, confident and well-rounded young person, having achieved their full potential.

Thurston Community College is a thriving and expanding mixed comprehensive school which boasts a strong sense of community, a supportive, caring ethos, and a positive, friendly atmosphere.

Thurston Community College offers an exciting, dynamic learning environment, where students display a positive attitude to learning and make good progress. This is an exciting opportunity for a strategic thinker with outstanding leadership and communication skills.

You will have the drive and ambition to deliver a clear vision for education and the college's continued improvement.

The governing body is seeking to appoint an inspirational and experienced school leader who will build on the current success of the college and lead Thurston Community College into its next era from good to outstanding.

Staff work collaboratively, share a common sense of purpose and are relentless in the pursuit of outcomes of the highest quality for every student.

'Staff morale is high, and most staff are positive about the leadership and management of the school. This is because leaders have provided them with high-quality training and supported their development well at all levels. Newly qualified and trainee teachers are passionate advocates of the school and its pupils. School leaders support them well and subject leaders develop their teaching skills through regular mentoring and effective support.' (Ofsted, March 2018).

Thurston Community College enjoys a rural location and convenient transport links to Cambridge, Ipswich, Norwich, and London. If you are excited by this post, its challenges and opportunities; if you relish the prospect of leading our team of outstanding staff; please visit our website to learn more about the college:

See also quick links to our online prospectus:

Roll: 1712; ages 11-18, including a sixth form campus.

To arrange an informal visit to the college please contact:

For further information or an application pack, please contact Headteacher Recruitment at: or (01473) 263943.

Closing date: midday, 25 January 2021.

Interview date: 8/9 February 2021.

This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks or police vetting will be required for relevant posts. We are also committed to flexible working.

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