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Teaching Assistant

39 weeks per year: Up to 29.16 hrs per week

Grade 3 Pt 6:  Hourly rate £10.21

As a teaching assistant you will join a large, friendly and caring team who work together to provide the best possible personalised support for students. Your main role will be to support individual and small groups of students with a variety of special education needs, mainly within the classroom.  There are many opportunities within the College not only for training and progression but also to become involved in the wider life of the College.

If you are excited by this post, its challenges and opportunities; if you relish the prospect of joining our team of outstanding staff; please visit our website for more details and an application form.  We very much look forward to hearing from you. 

Applications will be reviewed on receipt and interviews would take place as soon as practicable afterwards.

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.

We very much look forward to hearing from you. 

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