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Teacher of history

Full Time or Part Time 
Required to start September 2021

We welcome applications from experienced and newly qualified teachers

Your commitment to education, together with your passion for History, will enable you to inspire and motivate students across the age and ability range.  You will be part of an experienced and collaborative History and Politics Team, who welcome forward thinking initiatives and offer advice, support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment. 

The History and Politics Department is staffed by qualified specialist teachers who are passionate about their teaching.  The KS3 History curriculum is knowledge rich as well as skills-based and focuses on a range of inspiring enquiry questions spanning the Roman period up to the Modern day.  History is a popular and successful option at GCSE where students are supported with high quality resources. On the Thurston campus, all History classrooms benefit from their location surrounding the College library, providing easy access to a valuable educational resource.

At Thurston Sixth: Beyton Campus, A Level History and Politics are well subscribed and well established courses with a proven track record for inspiring students to go on to study at elite universities and to develop successful careers. The department has its own A Level classrooms and resource library, as well first class study facilities. With visits to battlefields, concentration camps, parliaments and archaeological sites as well as work placements with MPs and civil servants, History and Politics at Thurston Community College provides an inclusive, relevant and intellectually stimulating environment in which to learn.

If you are excited by this post, its challenges and opportunities; if you relish the prospect of joining our team of outstanding staff; please look on our website for more information and an application form. 

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

We very much look forward to hearing from you. 

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)

Thurston Community College enjoys a rural location with free parking and convenient transport links to Cambridge, Ipswich and London.

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