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Teacher of SEN

Teacher of SEN (mainstream)

MPR/UPR (TLR 2A available for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate)

Full Time or Part Time

Required to start September 2021

We welcome applications from qualified teachers of all subjects at KS3/4; applications are particularly welcome from teachers of Science, English or Maths.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic teacher to work closely with our SENCo and Assistant SENCo to provide in-class, specialist support and enhance outcomes for students with SEND. The successful candidate will be a key addition to our highly experienced Academic Support Team, who welcome forward-thinking initiatives and offer support and professional development opportunities in a friendly, positive and creative environment. As part of this team, your work has the power to transform life opportunities for those who need it most.  A TLR 2A is available for a suitably qualified and experienced candidate and this post could be the ideal springboard for an aspiring SENCo.

You will be:

*an outstanding classroom practitioner, with a demonstrable interest in and understanding of SEND;

*passionate about providing every young person with the support and skills to make concerted progress;

*a dedicated, hard-working and flexible individual, who shares our vision of high expectations and our drive to achieve excellence;

*someone with a high level of emotional intelligence;

*open to new challenges and experiences;

*keen to advance your career in SEND education.

The successful candidate will have a varied teaching timetable, working across the KS3 and KS4 age range, to include: Study Skills; Entry Level; Life Skills; ASDAN and mainstream teaching.

Thurston Community College is a thriving mixed comprehensive school which boasts a strong sense of community, a caring ethos and a friendly, open, and supportive 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)

Our sixth form students make progress in line with the top 10% of students nationally. The ethos and culture is calm, focussed and unified in its goal to create brilliant and curious learners ready to take on the world.

"Together, teachers and students have built a positive and tolerant learning community where, as one student said; “The mentality of accepting everyone for who they are is universal.”"  (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, then we would very much welcome your application.

Closing date for applications: Monday 24 May 2021, 9:00am.

Interview date: Wednesday 26 May 2021

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