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Teacher of KS3 Design Technology/KS4 Child Development (maternity cover)

Required to start 25 February 2019  

Thurston Community College is a thriving 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.

“The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils enjoy school and say that they feel well supported. Most groups of pupils, including the most able and those who are disadvantaged, now make strong progress from their starting points.”  (Ofsted March 2018)

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)

We are seeking to appoint an inspiring, enthusiastic and vibrant Teacher of KS3 Design Technology/ KS4 Child Development, to join our well established and collaborative department who welcome forward thinking initiatives. We are able to offer a new colleague advice, support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment. The successful candidate will be required to teach across one of the KS3 Design Technology disciplines together with OCR Cambridge Nationals Child Development.

We have excellent amenities for teaching and learning with all lessons delivered in specialist suites of workshops, dedicated ICT suites with first rate CAD/CAM facilities and food technology rooms. Design Technology is delivered to all Year 7, 8 and 9 with students having one 95 minute lesson a week. Students currently rotate on a carousel between timbers, plastics, food and CAD/CAM, we are seeking a teacher to be able to teach at least one of these disciplines. At KS4 Child Development is incredibly popular with students, attainment is high with the majority of students meeting or beating their suggested minimum grade.

Thurston Community College enjoys a rural location with free parking and convenient transport links to Cambridge, Ipswich and London. If you are excited by this post, its challenges and opportunities; if you relish the prospect of joining our team of outstanding staff; please submit an application form.  Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.  We very much look forward to hearing from you.

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Thurston Community College
Thurston, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk IP31 3PB
Tel: 01359 230885 Fax: 01359 230880
Principal: Helen Wilson BSc MBA
Current Roll: 1733; Years 7-11: 1482; Sixth Form: 251