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Teacher of Science

Teacher of Science: Full Time or Part Time
Required to start 23 April 2019

We welcome applications from experienced and newly qualified teachers

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)

Your commitment to education, together with your passion for Science, will enable you to inspire and motivate students across the age and ability range. The opportunity to teach GCSE and A-Level Biology may be available for a suitable candidate.  You will join a large, diverse and collaborative Science Team, who welcome forward thinking initiatives and offer advice, support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment. 

“Planning is a strength, particularly in Science, where teachers build logical sequences of lessons over time and focus on consolidating pupils’ understanding.”  (Ofsted March 2018)

Sixteen fully equipped laboratories across our two campuses, together with numerous preparation areas, offer outstanding resources for the teaching and learning of Science. Science is a highly successful and popular subject in the College.  At GCSE Level, students study Double Award Science or opt for Triple Award Science.  There is a large uptake in Science subjects at Advanced Level, where we offer Applied Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Extended Projects.  Science is also an integral part of our highly successful STEM programme, which offers extra-curricular opportunities including CREST Awards and Sixth Form Masterclasses.

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
Email: admin@thurstoncollege.suffolk.sch.uk
Website: www.thurstoncollege.org.uk
Principal: Helen Wilson BSc MBA
Current Roll: 1672; Years 7-11: 1421; Sixth Form: 251