Start Date: Thursday 14th May 2020
Closing Date: Thursday 21st May 2020
Interviews: From Friday 22 May
Salary: MPS up to UPS3
Contract Type: Permanent - starting September 2020.

As a popular and successful school we are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking teacher to contribute to the success of our school.

You will be required to:

  • To ensure that all groups of students make outstanding progress
  • To develop or contribute to the range of activities and support for all students

Therefore, we are looking for someone who:

  • Has experience of teaching art or photography
  • Has an up to date knowledge of curriculum developments, current education policy and progression routes for students.
  • Is committed to high standards and ensuring that all groups of students make progress
  • Is willing to work flexibly
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Is able to solve problems and be proactive
  • Has an excellent sense of humour

Thomas Gainsborough School is a consistently high performing, well resourced school in South Suffolk. The school continues to invest in high quality professional development and provides a range of employee benefits. This is an excellent opportunity for any teacher or NQT looking to develop their practice and continue their career progression.

We are a centre of excellence for the arts which includes being an Arts Mark Platinum awarded school, a lead school for arts in the community funded by the Arts Council and one of the largest deliverers in the country for Arts Award bronze, which allows every child at Thomas Gainsborough to gain a qualification in the arts. The school regularly leads on projects to bring arts to our local community and to ensure that every child has the opportunity to develop and express themselves, for example this includes local exhibitions and cultural heritage projects.

The school is located just south of Sudbury in Suffolk and is within easy reach of Colchester, Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds.

If you would like to learn more about the school in preparation for making an application, or would like to speak to someone about this exciting opportunity, then please contact Mr Chris Ryall (Deputy Headteacher),, 01787 375232.

During this period of support for children of key workers we are still open, from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm, and staff will be available to speak to you. The interview process will be well supported to be personal, fair and flexible and is likely to be conducted online.

Closing date: 9 AM, Thursday 21 May, 2020

Interview: at a suitable time from Friday 22 May, 2020

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks are required for relevant posts. Unity Schools Partnership – welcoming diversity.