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Teacher of Performing arts (music specialism) Maternity Cover

Teacher of Performing Arts: 0.6FTE Maternity Cover

Required to start January 2020

We welcome applications from experienced and newly qualified teachers 

We are looking for an enthusiastic teacher of Performing Arts, specialising in Music, to join our lively and thriving team. Thurston Community College Performing Arts Team are a high profile team in the College with large numbers of students choosing to study Performing Arts courses at both Level 2 and Level 3. In addition, in KS3, Music is taught as part of a Performing Arts carousel. Our annual College productions are a highlight of the College calendar and frequently win national recognition from NODA. 

On our Thurston Campus the Performing Arts department has recently benefitted from considerable investment including a newly refurbished 350 seat auditorium, a number of music practice rooms, a dedicated set of iMacs solely for music and a wide range of musical instruments. 

The uptake of Music in the Sixth Form is high. On our Sixth Form Campus, the Thurston Academy of Performing Arts will soon benefit from a new teaching space primarily for Dance, with a sprung floor. This will complement the existing facilities which include dedicated classrooms, music practice rooms, a drama studio and a performance hall. 

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. 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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