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Teacher of English

Teacher of English: Full Time or Part Time

Required to start September 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 English, will enable you to inspire and motivate students across the age and ability range.  You will join a dynamic and collaborative English 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 English, where teachers build logical sequences of lessons over time and focus on consolidating pupils’ understanding.”  (Ofsted March 2018)

English is a highly successful and popular subject in the College with a large uptake in both English Language and English Literature at Advanced Level. English is delivered in specialist accommodation comprising a suite of ten dedicated classrooms at the Thurston Campus and two dedicated classrooms at the Beyton Campus, each of which is equipped with the latest audio visual equipment.  Results in English are consistently high; in 2018 Progress 8 in English was +0.5 and the A-Level ALPS value added grade was 2.

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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