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Staff Vacancies

Thornton College is a leading independent Catholic day and boarding school for girls. It is one of the most successful non-selective schools in the UK and offers a warm and nurturing educational environment alongside a rigorous and exciting curriculum.

There are over 400 children in our school from Pre-Prep to Sixth Form.  Over 70 girls board on a weekly or termly basis and many more take advantage of our occasional boarding option (when beds are available).

The School is set within 25 acres of beautiful parkland just outside Buckingham and within easy reach of Milton Keynes, and conveniently located between Oxford & Cambridge. Children of all Christian denominations, of other faiths and of no faith are welcome in our school. All are equally valued and all are equally important. Thornton is a school that parents and girls can trust to deliver the highest standards of education coupled with outstanding pastoral care. We are dedicated to blending academic excellence with a richness of opportunity beyond the classroom. We believe that teaching and learning should be both challenging and enjoyable for pupils of all abilities and we aim for the highest possible standards. Our academic results are testament to the way the girls are challenged and motivated to give their best in all they do.

There is an exciting School Development Plan, which has the continued strengthening of the school’s academic standing as the priority. Following the successful opening of our award-winning Science and Prep Classroom building and our Expressive Arts Studio, we opened a brand new Sixth Form department in September 2016.  

The School is committed to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Any current Staff Vacancies and Job Descriptions are listed below:

Head of ICT/Computer Science

Cover Supervisor (with Lunchtime Supervisor Responsibilities)

Laundry Assistant

Teacher of Science 

Evening Housekeeper

Housemistress (from April 2024)

Housekeeper

Head of ICT/Computer Science

For September 2024 Thornton College are looking to appoint a Head of ICT/ Computer Science to lead our ICT/ Computer Science department and to teach across the ability range at KS3, 4 and 5.

Our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas and the successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The ideal candidates will not just be enthusiastic, but deeply passionate about the teaching and learning of Computer Science, with the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards for all our students.

She/he will inspire and challenge our young people to enable them to develop into highly effective, independent learners and achieve their potential as individuals, both during their time at Thornton and in the future.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Closing Date for applications:  8th  March 2024

Interviews:  w/c 11th March 2024

Head of ICT – Job Description

We encourage early applications as Thornton College reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the application process.

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of this page and return to Taryn-Lee Robinson (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Cover Supervisor (with Lunchtime Supervisor Responsibilities)

We are seeking to appoint a part-time Cover Supervisor for either two or three days per week. The hours would be Wednesday, Thursday and Friday or Thursday and Friday, 7:45am – 4:30pm, term time only (together with training days), to commence on the 15th April 2024.

Our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas and the successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

We offer a friendly and supportive work environment and free parking set in 25 acres of wonderful grounds.

Closing Date for Applications: Please apply as soon as possible and not later than 13:00 on 23rd February, 2024.

Interviews:  w/c 26th February 2024

Job Description – Cover Supervisor

Early application is encouraged as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

Salary: Commensurate with experience, salary to be pro-rata to the hours of work.

To apply send a covering letter addressed to the Head Teacher Dr Louise Shaw summarising your suitability for the post along with a completed application form (at the bottom of this page) to the School address:

Thornton College, College Lane, Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

To apply, please complete the Thornton College application form at the bottom of the page and return it for the attention of the Head Teacher to trobinson@thorntoncollege.com or post to the Thornton College address.

Laundry Assistant

Thornton College is looking to appoint a reliable and efficient person to assist with laundry duties. No experience necessary. You would be required to work 4 hours over the weekend but the timings are flexible.  Overtime within the housekeeping team may be offered when available.

Salary: £10.42 gross per hour

Job Description – Laundry Assistant

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of this page and return to Taryn-Lee Robinson (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

 

Teacher of Science

For September 2024 (earlier start possible), Thornton College are looking to appoint a full-time Teacher of Science, to teach across the ability range at KS3, 4 and 5. An ability to teach A level Biology is desirable. Ability to teach Psychology or Health and Social Care would also be an advantage. Graduates wishing to qualify are welcome to apply.

Our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas and the successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

The ideal candidates will not just be enthusiastic, but deeply passionate about the teaching and learning of Science, with the vision, commitment and determination to continue raising standards for all our students.

She/he will inspire and challenge our young people to enable them to develop into highly effective, independent learners and achieve their potential as individuals, both during their time at Thornton and in the future.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Closing Date for applications:  23rd February 2024

Interviews:  w/c 26th February 2024

We encourage early applications as Thornton College reserves the right to interview and appoint at any stage during the application process.

Teacher of Science – Job Description

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

To apply, please complete the Thornton College application form at the bottom of the page and return it for the attention of the Head Teacher to trobinson@thorntoncollege.com or post to the Thornton College address.

 

Evening Housekeeper

We are looking to appoint a reliable person to join the domestic housekeeping team. No experience necessary, just a team player with willingness and ability to clean to a high standard. You would be working from 4pm – 8pm, Monday – Friday.

Job share would be considered. Options for term time only or all year available.

Our most recent ISI inspection report judged the school to be ‘Excellent’ in all areas and the successful candidate can be sure of working with a team of extremely dedicated staff in a very motivating, forward-thinking school environment.

 Salary: Pro rata £11,530.00 gross per annum (FTE £21,619.00).

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to Taryn-Lee Robinson (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – trobinson@thorntoncollege.com or please call 01280 812 610 with any queries you may have.

Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and this position will be subject to an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE.

*Please note the school is not situated on any public transport routes. Own transport required.

Housemistress

Thornton College wish to appoint a Housemistress to start in April 2024. This post represents a challenging yet highly rewarding opportunity to make a lasting contribution to the personal development of our girls and to work as part of a supportive team.

Candidates will almost certainly have relevant experience of serving as a Residential Assistant and will have a deep understanding of, and commitment to, pastoral care. Candidates will hold BSA qualifications or be willing to undertake them during their first two years in post.

Single accommodation, with private bathroom, will be provided within the Boarding House. Accommodation for the period and food during term time are provided free of charge, should you require accommodation outside of term time, please make this clear in your application. The post requires a full commitment during term time when the boarders are at school but there are substantial holidays at Christmas and Easter as well as a half term week in each term, with a break of two weeks in the Michaelmas Term. There is also some time off every working day. Duties will include assisting with wake ups and bedtimes, assisting with daytime break and lunch duties, organising and running activities and attending outings. 

Closing date for applications: 23rd February 2024

Interviews week commencing: w/c 26th February 2024

Salary: FTE £32,626 (Actual salary : £26,352)

Housemistress – Job Description

The role will be term-time which equates to 37 working weeks per academic year.

Unfortunately, no pets.

To apply, please complete the application form found at the bottom of the vacancies page of the School’s website and return to Miss T Robinson at the school address or online trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Early applications are advised as the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

If you are selected for interview, we may notify you before the closing date.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.

Email: trobinson@thorntoncollege.com

Housekeeper (8:45 – 2:45pm Monday-Friday)

Thornton College is looking for a reliable person to join the domestic housekeeping team.  No experience necessary, just a team player with a willingness and ability to clean to a high standard.  This position is subject to an enhanced check by the Criminal Records Bureau.

Actual Salary £14,901 gross per annum.

5 weeks holiday per annum

Early applications are advised as the school reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the application process.

Thornton College will carry out online searches on shortlisted candidates in line with the updated guidance from KCSIE to identify any incidents or issues, related to suitability to work with children, that may need to be raised or clarified at interview.

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Applicants must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS and barred list check by the Disclosures and Barring Service.  This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

To apply please complete an application form found at the bottom of the page and send it to trobinson@thorntoncollege.com. Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Taryn Robinson, PA to the Head, should you have any queries.