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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 just under 400 children in our Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior departments. Our Nursery section is co-educational from boys and girls aged 2.5+ and we are girls only from reception upwards. Over 60 girls board on a weekly or termly basis and many more take advantage of our occasional boarding option.

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.

The provision of single-sex education during formative years enables students to grow in confidence, whilst enjoying an education that is specifically tailored and that recognises the different ways in which girls learn.

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 are now opening a Sixth this September.  It is a wonderful environment in which to work.

The School is committed to promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions for September 2017

  • Head of Computer Science
  • Teacher of RE
  • Prep School Teacher 
  • Teacher of Music
  • Housemistress
  • Housekeeping Staff

‚ÄčInformation about each of the positions can be found through the links below.  For additional information about teaching positions, please contact Mrs Jo Storey, Head of Thornton College.  

Application forms can be downloaded below.

Application form - teaching position

application form - non-teaching position

Application forms should be returned to Mrs Lynne Tipping by email or post. 

If you have any problems downloading the documents or would like further information, please contact Mrs Lynne Tipping, by email.

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Head of Computer Science

Recruitment of:

HEAD of COMPUTER SCIENCE

September 2017

 

Thornton College is a highly successful day and boarding school situated in 25 acres of beautiful parkland, just outside Milton Keynes on the Northamptonshire/Buckinghamshire border.  The school has grown from strength to strength over the past decade and the demand for places is high. Numerous major developments have recently taken place including the building of an award winning Science and Prep Classroom building, Expressive Arts Studio and Pre-Prep Department.  Thornton College opened a brand new Sixth Form in September 2016.

We wish to appoint an exceptional Head of Computer Science to teach Computer Science at GCSE and A level.  S/He will be a creative leader who will drive the comprehensive implementation of ICT across the curriculum in addition to being an outstanding teacher of Computer Science.  S/He will be an ambitious, committed and hardworking team player who will support the school in continuing to raise the profile of the subject amongst students and parents.

The successful candidate will possess outstanding standards of teaching with a proven track record of excellent academic results.

Closing date for applications: 21st April 2017

Interviews: w/c 24th April 2017

For further information about this position please contact Mrs Jo Storey, Head of Thornton College by email jstorey@thorntoncollege.com

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and appointments made only following satisfactory references.

Teacher of RE

Recruitment of:

PART TIME or FULL TIME TEACHER OF

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

September 2017

 

Thornton College is a highly successful day and boarding school situated in 25 acres of beautiful parkland, just outside Milton Keynes on the Northamptonshire/Buckinghamshire border.  The school has grown from strength to strength over the past decade and the demand for places is high. Numerous major developments have recently taken place including the building of an award winning Science and Prep Classroom building, Expressive Arts Studio and Pre-Prep Department.  Thornton College opened a brand new Sixth Form in September 2016.

Due to expansion, we wish to appoint an exceptional teacher of RE to teach throughout the age range including A level Theology & Ethics.   The successful candidate will possess outstanding standards of teaching with a proven track record of excellent academic results at GCSE and A Level.  

Closing date for applications: 21st April 2017

Interviews: w/c 24th April 2017

For further information about this position please contact Mrs Jo Storey, Head of Thornton College by email jstorey@thorntoncollege.com

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and appointments made only following satisfactory references.

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ.

WWW.THORNTONCOLLEGE.COM

Prep School Teacher

Prep School Teacher

From September 2017 

Thornton College is a highly successful school situated in 25 acres of beautiful parkland, just outside Milton Keynes on the Northants/Bucks border.  The school has grown from strength to strength over the past decade and the demand for places is high. Numerous major developments have recently taken place including an award winning Science and Prep Classroom building, Expressive Arts Studio and Pre-Prep Department.  A brand new Sixth Form opened in September 2016.

We would like to appoint a Prep School Teacher able to teach KS1 and/or KS2 from September 2017.  

We are looking for an inspirational teacher who possesses a style of teaching that sparks creativity amongst pupils and develops a love of learning.  The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to truly get the best from their pupils by adhering to the highest of standards and expectations at all times.  We want to appoint an exceptional teacher who will ensure that the children receive an outstanding education full of opportunity and excitement. 

For further information about the position, please contact Mrs Jo Storey, Head of Thornton College by email jstoreythorntoncollege.com.

Closing date for applications: Friday 5th May 2017

Thornton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced DBS check.

Teacher of Music

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary is a Catholic independent day and boarding school of 400 students, girls aged 4 – 18 and co-educational nursery for children aged 2½ to 4.  The school is set within 25 acres of beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, close to Buckingham and just 15 minutes from the vibrant city of Milton Keynes.  The school has grown from strength to strength over the past decade and the demand for places is high. Numerous major developments have recently taken place including the building of an award winning Science and Prep Classroom building, Expressive Arts Studio and Pre-Prep Department.  A brand new Sixth Form was opened in September 2016.

Due to the retirement of the present post holder and expansion of the department, Thornton College is looking for an exceptional candidate to take on the role of 

Music Teacher to commence September 2017 or January 2018

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and committed professional to teach Music throughout Thornton College.   The successful candidate will be passionate about their subject and about instilling a love for music.  

Ranked nationally as the top non selective school and 6th overall for small schools, you will be joining Thornton at a dynamic time.  With a newly opened Sixth Form, unprecedented demand for places throughout the school and a modern curriculum and co-curriculum offering a 21st century teaching and learning environment - an exceptional career opportunity awaits you. Thornton College has an enviable reputation for consistent academic excellence and outstanding pastoral care for each student.

For further information and to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Mrs Jo Storey, Head of Thornton College by email jstorey@thorntoncollege.com.

Closing date for applications:             19th May 2017

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.

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and appointments made only following satisfactory references.

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ.
WWW.THORNTONCOLLEGE.COM

Housemistress

HOUSEMISTRESS – FULL TIME TERM TIME

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary is a Catholic independent day and boarding school of 400 students, girls aged 4 – 18 and co-educational nursery for children aged 2½ to 4.  The school is set within 25 acres of beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, close to Buckingham and just 15 minutes from the vibrant city of Milton Keynes.  The school has grown from strength to strength over the past decade and the demand for places is high. Numerous major developments have recently taken place including the building of an award winning Science and Prep Classroom building, Expressive Arts Studio and Pre-Prep Department.  A brand new Sixth Form was opened in September 2016.

We are seeking an additional housemistress to join our friendly boarding team.  We have a small, close knit boarding community and you will be part of a team taking care of boarders between the ages of 8 and 18.  You will have experience of working with young people and a natural empathy for the needs and motivations of this age range.  We have a long tradition of exceptional pastoral care and a strong sense of community and belonging.

You must possess excellent communication and administration skills and be well-organised.  You need to be approachable, a good listener and promote an environment where girls feel safe, secure and confident.   This is a hands-on role and you will need to have high energy levels to keep on going in spite of the long hours and all the laughter!  

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • To take responsibility for the pastoral care, welfare, organisation and supervision of boarders.
  • To oversee boarders’ academic and spiritual progress, personal development, leisure time and co-curricular activities.
  • To liaise with parents and guardians on a regular basis
  • To oversee the appropriate arrangements for boarders’ visits including attendance at university open days, doctors’ appointments and so on
  • Manage the Health and Safety in the boarding areas including fire practices as required. Responsibility as Fire Marshall whilst on duty.
  • To ensure consistency of standards and house routines and that all records are maintained.
  • To attend all meetings as required by the Head.

For further information and to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Mrs Jo Storey, Head of Thornton College by email jstorey@thorntoncollege.com.

Closing date for applications:                      19th May 2017

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.  Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and appointments made only following satisfactory references.

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ.

WWW.THORNTONCOLLEGE.COM

 

Peri Music Teachers

PERIPATETIC MUSIC TEACHERS

 to commence September 2017

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary is a Catholic independent day and boarding school of 400 students, girls aged 4 – 18 and co-educational nursery for children aged 2½ to 4.  The school is set within 25 acres of beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, close to Buckingham and just 15 minutes from the vibrant city of Milton Keynes.  The school has grown from strength to strength over the past decade and the demand for places is high. Numerous major developments have recently taken place including the building of an award winning Science and Prep Classroom building, Expressive Arts Studio and Pre-Prep Department.  A brand new Sixth Form was opened in September 2016.

Due to the expansion of musical opportunities across the school, we wish to appoint additional peripatetic staff in the following instruments:

  Piano teacher  - 1 day a week

Singing teacher (must be able to teach music theatre and contemporary repertoire)  at least 1 day a week

Guitar Teacher ½ day per week (ability to offer bass guitar as well would be great)

Drum Teacher – ½ day per week

 These are fantastic opportunities for dynamic and committed professionals to teach our keen and motivated students in the Prep, Senior and Sixth Form departments.  The successful candidates will be passionate about teaching their instrument and further develop students’ love for music. 

For further information and to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Mrs Jo Storey, Head of Thornton College by email jstorey@thorntoncollege.com.

 Closing date for applications:                     19th May 2017

 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.

 Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and appointments made only following satisfactory references.

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ.

 WWW.THORNTONCOLLEGE.COM

Peri Music Teachers

PERIPATETIC MUSIC TEACHERS

 to commence September 2017

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary is a Catholic independent day and boarding school of 400 students, girls aged 4 – 18 and co-educational nursery for children aged 2½ to 4.  The school is set within 25 acres of beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, close to Buckingham and just 15 minutes from the vibrant city of Milton Keynes.  The school has grown from strength to strength over the past decade and the demand for places is high. Numerous major developments have recently taken place including the building of an award winning Science and Prep Classroom building, Expressive Arts Studio and Pre-Prep Department.  A brand new Sixth Form was opened in September 2016.

Due to the expansion of musical opportunities across the school, we wish to appoint additional peripatetic staff in the following instruments:

  Piano teacher  - 1 day a week

Singing teacher (must be able to teach music theatre and contemporary repertoire)  at least 1 day a week

Guitar Teacher ½ day per week (ability to offer bass guitar as well would be great)

Drum Teacher – ½ day per week

 These are fantastic opportunities for dynamic and committed professionals to teach our keen and motivated students in the Prep, Senior and Sixth Form departments.  The successful candidates will be passionate about teaching their instrument and further develop students’ love for music. 

For further information and to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Mrs Jo Storey, Head of Thornton College by email jstorey@thorntoncollege.com.

 Closing date for applications:                     19th May 2017

 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.

 Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and appointments made only following satisfactory references.

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ.

 WWW.THORNTONCOLLEGE.COM

Housekeeper

Thornton College is a wonderful place to work and learn and it kept beautifully by a dedicated team of Housekeeping and Maintenance Staff.  We are looking to recruit a

Housekeeper

to join the team.  Hours are Monday to Friday 4.00pm to 8.00pm year-round and the rate of pay is £8.50 per hour.  

for further information please contact our Housekeeping Manager Mrs Pauline Farey pfarey@thorntoncollege.com.

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.

Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and appointments made only following satisfactory references.

Thornton College, Convent of Jesus and Mary, Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ.

WWW.THORNTONCOLLEGE.COM