Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Excellent, Depending on Experience
School Type:
Independent Senior
School Size: 251-450
School Age Range: 2-18
Pupil Gender: Female
Address: Convent of Jesus and Mary, Thornton, Milton Keynes, MK17 0HJ
Ofsted Ranking: Not yet rated


History/Geography Coordinator and Key Stage 2 Class Teacher

We are seeking to appoint a well-qualified, well-organised and experienced coordinator of History and Geography in the Prep. School.

The role will commence in January – later in exceptional circumstances. The successful candidate will have recent experience of teaching Years 4-6 and of coordinating key subjects at Prep level (History and Geography preferred) and will be required to coordinate History and Geography across Years 5/6 and Creative Curriculum in Years 1-4, in addition to being a KS2 class teacher.

The role also involves supporting and coordinating a number of other staff. Recent experience and knowledge of assessment and tracking is required and a History/Geography Graduate is preferred.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier if a suitable person is appointed.

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About Thornton College

The Convent of Jesus and Mary is a network of Roman Catholic schools originating in east-central France in the 19th century. Since its inception, it has expanded to: In Europe: Ireland, Spain, Italy, England, and Germany. In the Americas:United States, Canada, Mexico, Colombia, and Bolivia. In the Middle East: Lebanon and Syria. In Africa: Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, and Nigeria. In Asia: Pakistan, India, and The Philippines. Then 44-year-old Claudine Thévenet (1774–1837) (known as Mary of St. Ignatius) founded the Religious institute of the Religious of Jesus and Mary in Lyon on 5 October 1818.

Thornton is a village and civil parish on the River Great Ouse about 3.5 miles (5.6 km) north-east of Buckingham in the Aylesbury Vale district of Buckinghamshire.

The toponym is derived from the Old English for "thorn tree by a farm". The Domesday Book of 1086 records the village asTernitone.

The earliest record of the Church of England Church of Saint Michael and All Angels dates from 1219. The present building is 14th-century, but was dramatically restored between 1770 and 1800 and largely rebuilt by the Gothic Revival architect John Tarring in 1850. The restorers retained a number of mediaeval features, including the 14th-century belltower, chancel arch and clerestory and 15th century clerestory windows.