Applications from NQTs welcomed.
Thurston Community College is a thriving, mixed comprehensive school in a beautiful rural setting with easy access to A14 and train line and free parking.
Thurston Community College boasts a strong sense of community, a supportive, caring ethos and a positive, friendly atmosphere. Staff morale is high (recognised by Ofsted in all recent inspections). Thurston Community College offers an exciting, dynamic learning environment where staff work collaboratively, share a common sense of purpose and are relentless in the pursuit of outcomes of the highest quality for every student.
You will join an outstanding mathematics team, who pride themselves on their innovative approach to supporting every student to achieve their full potential. You will benefit from entering a collaborative department who welcome forward thinking initiatives and are able to offer a new colleague advice, support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment.
Thurston Community College is a member of CASSA (Cambridge and Suffolk Schools Alliance); PiXL (Partners in Excellence) and offers regular and inspiring in house CPD opportunities.
Mathematics is a thriving department with a proven track record of outstanding student achievement at GCSE and A Level. All lessons are taught in specialist rooms at both the Thurston and the Beyton Campuses, equipped with the latest AV equipment and interactive whiteboards. Mathematics is a popular subject in the sixth form with a large uptake at A Level where courses in A Level Mathematics, A Level Further Mathematics and AS Further Mathematics are currently all offered. Results in mathematics are consistently high; last summer 67% of year 11 students achieved 9 - 4 and at Advanced level 38% of students achieved an A or A*.
You will be required to teach mathematics at KS3 and KS4, with the opportunity to teach A Level Mathematics available for a suitably qualified candidate.
In our most recent Ofsted inspection the college was graded as 'a good school which is well led and managed'. Ofsted recognised that 'the behaviour of students is outstanding; they are mature, polite and courteous in their dealings with adults and other students and they are eager to learn.'
Recently reorganised from a 14-18 upper school to form an 11-18 secondary school, we are proud of the initial successes of our new structure. Externally moderated tests in English and mathematics confirm that students at KS3 are making rapid progress and 2016 outcomes at KS4 and KS5 indicate that progress and attainment are in line with the national average and improving.
Principal: Helen Wilson BSc MBA
Roll: 1753; years 7-11: 1493; sixth form: 260
Our guiding principles are "inspire; empower; achieve". 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 village is a 40-minute drive or train journey from Cambridge, where road and rail links provide transport to central London in less than an hour. If you are excited by this post, its challenges and opportunities; if you relish the prospect of joining our team of outstanding teachers; please visit our website for further details and an application form.
We very much look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date: 9am, 2 October 2017.
All vacancies appear on: www.suffolkjobsdirect.org
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. Suffolk County Council - welcoming diversity.
THURSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Thurston, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 3PB
Tel: (01359) 230885 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org