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What are we looking for in our school direct applicants?

 Can your teaching career begin at West Thornton?

‘What will you teach the world today?’

Teachers at West Thornton are passionate and enthusiastic learners.  We are looking for reflective practitioners who are aspirational for the children they work with and are creative, imaginative and forward thinking.

We are a school that has been on a long journey that has helped us develop approaches and methods that we can see provide the best learning opportunities for the children in our care.

Our philosophies have been shaped by the work of Carol Dweck, Guy Claxton and Sugata Mitra, amongst others. Candidates to our course will benefit from having made themselves aware of some of their work prior to application.

For the year 2014-15 we have 7 vacancies which will be hosted on our site or our partner school, Forest Academy.

We are asking for applicants for the following courses;

Primary, General – salaried -  3 vacancies
Primary, FS/KS1 – salaried  -  2 vacancies
Primary, General - unsalaried - 2 vacancies

We are particularly keen to hear from strong early years candidates as West Thornton is set to expand into a brand new five form entry school from 2015.