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 430 children in our school from Pre-Prep to Sixth Form.  Over 60 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:

Graduate Resident Tutor (MFL)

Graduate Resident Tutor (Prep – Humanities)

Teaching Assistant (Years 5 and 6)

Head of Computer Science

Head of Drama

Break/Lunchtime Supervisor

Evening Cleaner

Graduate Resident Tutor (MFL)

We are looking to appoint a Graduate Resident Tutor from September 2022, who will be attached to the Modern Foreign Languages Department and who will also support boarding students across the Preparatory School. This is an exciting opportunity for a MFL graduate with an interest in teaching to gain experience for one academic year in this forward-thinking and friendly school.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach Spanish up to and including A Level and there will also be opportunities to help with activities, according to the applicant’s interests. This may be part of a timetabled lesson or at evenings/weekends. An ability and willingness to teach Prep Library and / or Games is also desirable.

Single accommodation, with private bathroom, will be provided within the Boarding House. Accommodation for the period and food during term time only are provided free of charge. 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 during most days. Duties will include assisting with wake ups and bedtimes, assisting with daytime break and lunch duties, organising and running activities and attending outings.

A clean driving licence and ability to drive is essential and a willingness to undertake minibus training.

Salary: £16,770-£18,333, dependent on experience.

Free accommodation and food during term time included.

Closing Date for Applications: 31st January 2022
Interviews: Week Commencing: 7th February 2022

Job Description – Graduate Resident Tutor (MFL)

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to Mrs L Tipping (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – ltipping@thorntoncollege.com

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.

Graduate Resident Tutor (Prep – Humanities)

We are looking to appoint a Graduate Resident Tutor from September 2022, who will also support boarding students in our Boarding House. This is an exciting opportunity for an English graduate with an interest in teaching to gain experience in this forward-thinking and friendly school. Preference will be given to those with an ability to teach Humanities subjects at Upper Prep. level and the position will also involve teaching Prep. Library lessons.

The position would suit those who might also have an interest in a career in Boarding. For the successful applicant there will be opportunities to help with activities, according to their interests. This may be part of a timetabled lesson or at evenings/weekends. An ability and willingness to teach Games is also desirable.

Single accommodation, with private bathroom, will be provided within the Boarding House. Accommodation for the period and food during term time only are provided free of charge. 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 during most days. Duties will include assisting with wake ups and bedtimes, assisting with daytime break and lunch duties, organising and running activities and attending outings.

A clean driving licence and ability to drive is essential and a willingness to undertake minibus training.

Salary: £16,770-£18,333, dependent on experience.

Free accommodation and food during term time included.

Closing Date for Applications: 31st January 2022
Interviews: Week Commencing: 7th February 2022

Job Description – Graduate Resident Tutor (Prep Humanities)

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to Mrs L Tipping (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – ltipping@thorntoncollege.com

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.

Teaching Assistant (Years 5 and 6)

We are seeking to appoint an additional Teaching Assistant for our Prep Department (Years 5/6) as soon as possible. Our Teaching Assistants are highly valued members of our staff, providing support and assistance to our teaching team.

The role is part time (over three mornings) and is term time only, 7.45am – 2.00pm, together with training days at the start of each term.

This role may involve some outside duties.

Salary: FTE – £18,333-£20,577  FTE  (Actual range: £10,811-£12,134)

Closing Date for applications: 21st January 2022

Interviews: w/c  24th January 2022

Job Description – Teaching Assistant (Year 5 And 6)

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to Mrs L Tipping (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – ltipping@thorntoncollege.com

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.

 

Head of Computer Science

For April 2022, we are looking to appoint a part-time (4 days) Head of ICT/Computer Science, to teach across the ability range at KS3 and KS4 and able to teach to A’ Level.

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 be not just enthusiastic, but deeply passionate about the teaching and learning of ICT/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: 4th February 2022

Interviews:  w/c 7th February 2022

Job Description – Head of Computer Science

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to Mrs L Tipping (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – ltipping@thorntoncollege.com

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.

Head of Drama

For April 2022, we are looking to appoint a full time Head of Drama, to teach across the ability range at KS3 and KS4 and able to teach to A’ Level.

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 be not just enthusiastic, but deeply passionate about the teaching and learning of Drama, 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: 4th February 2022

Interviews: w/c 7th February 2022

Job description – Head of Drama Department

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to Mrs L Tipping (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – ltipping@thorntoncollege.com

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.

Evening Cleaner (Part time)

Thornton College is looking for a reliable person to join the domestic housekeeping team from January 2022.  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.

4.00pm – 8.00pm Monday to Friday.

Salary: £10,150 pa

5 weeks holiday

Occasional overtime is available.

To apply, please complete the application form at the bottom of the page and return to Mrs L Tipping (PA to the Headteacher) at the school address or by email – ltipping@thorntoncollege.com

For further information about this vacancy please contact Mrs Lynne Tipping (Headteacher’s PA) – ltipping@thorntoncollege.com