Thank you for your interest in our vacancy.  This is a very exciting opportunity for both you and the school and is an important role within our extensive Associate Staff team. If appointed, you will have the benefit of this team in support of your work.

Your professional development and advancement will be a key feature of what we can offer you. You will note that we hold the ‘Continuing Professional Development Mark’ which covers Associate Staff and Teaching Staff.

Your application should be made using the Norfolk County Council Application Form. Please make clear in your statement how your current skills and experience will help you in this role.

Thank you again for your interest in this post.  We look forward to your response which will need to arrive, by post or email (, no later than 10 am on Monday  7 December 2015.

Good luck!

I Clayton



Job Description – November 2015 Application Form – Associate Staff


Newsletter – Issue 6 – November 2015.

Dear Parent/Guardian

At Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form students are following a linear GCSE course in Mathematics.  To help students prepare for the examination we recommend they use a revision guide along with a workbook to practice questions on the topics which will be covered in the examination.

We will be placing an order for revision guides and workbooks in the next few weeks so that students have the materials prior to the Christmas holidays to enable them to begin their revision.

Revision Guide                                             £2.50

Workbook with Answers                             £2.50

The revision guide and workbook cover all topics to the end of Year 11.  The workbook provides practice questions on all topics.

If you wish to order the above items please complete the slip below, stating clearly which tier you require and hand it in with a cheque (made payable to Thorpe St Andrew School and Sixth Form) or the correct money to the Student Payment Point by Thursday 3 December 2015.

Yours faithfully


Mrs Dunton

Curriculum Leader – Mathematics

Dear Parent / Guardian

The Year 8 Parent Consultation Evening will be held in the South Site Hall between 3.30 pm and 6.25 pm.  Overleaf is an appointment sheet for Andrea to take to the teachers you wish to see so that they can enter an appointment time.  Teachers will do their best to take account of the time period you have indicated.

The Hall will be arranged so that teachers are seated in alphabetical order.

You are welcome to bring Andrea with you and it will give you the opportunity to meet individual teachers and see what progress has been made over the past year.  On arrival, please register at the appropriate desk in the dining area.

Andrea’s current grades will shortly be available on ‘My Child At School’.  If you would like to request a paper copy for collection on the evening, please contact the Data Office on 01603 497779.

As you know, we place great emphasis on parent/student opinion and, as such, would be grateful if you would take a few moments to complete the questionnaire and submit it at the desk before you leave.

On the evening there will be a display of lost property in South Site reception.

If you are travelling by car, please be considerate to our neighbours and use the Park and Stride sites.

Yours faithfully

Mrs Sowerby

Assistant Principal – Student Support

Newsletter – Issue 5 – November 2015.

Students from Thorpe at Andrew School and Sixth Form were invited to attend the Norfolk Music Service Choir Festival at St Andrews Hall on the 5 November 2015.

The Festival consists of an intensive all day rehearsal and evening performance. Most of the students who attended the event are experienced singers and regular members of the School Choir.  Students from the Level 3 Performing Arts Course also attended and for most of them this was their first experience of singing in a large choir and in such a prestigious venue.

They said:

We found the Choir Festival rehearsals quite intimidating to start with and we felt very out of our depth.  As the day went on we found that being surrounded by a large group of singers enjoying making music really helped us and we found our confidence levels starting to increase.  At the end of the evening performance we all agreed that we really enjoyed the experience and are happy that we took on the challenge of learning new music in a new environment. Thank you Miss Walker and Mr Edwards for taking us”.

The Choir is currently preparing for their part in the Carol Service at Norwich Cathedral.  If any students would like to come along and learn to sing, rehearsals take place on Tuesday and Thursday Lunchtimes in N20.



Dear Parent / Guardian

Year 9 – Key Stage 4 Curriculum Information Evening – Wednesday 18 November 2015

This important annual event for Year 9 students and their parents will be held on Wednesday 18 November 2015.  The purpose of the evening is to provide you and Andrew with the opportunity of finding out more about the subjects in our curriculum for Years 10 and 11.

The evening starts at 6:45 pm and will take place on South Site, with a short presentation for parents and students at the following times:

North Site Houses (Altair, Cygnus and Mira) - 7:00 pm
South Site Houses (Polaris, Sirius and Vega) - 7:45 pm

There will also be time after your presentation for you to visit subject areas to find out more information and talk to teachers.  You may also wish to speak with Miss Emmerson (Pathway Guidance Co-ordinator) or find out more about our Sixth Form.  More information about how to find each subject will be available on the evening.

I am sure you will find the evening informative and we look forward to seeing you.  On arrival, please report to the South Site Dining Hall to collect information on where you will find each subject area.  If you are travelling by car, please enter by the Pound Lane entrance in order to minimise inconvenience to our neighbours.

Yours faithfully

Mr Pywell

Deputy Principal

Achievement Newsletter – October 2015 .

After an amazing nine days in Sweden at the Youth World Cup, we returned to a new academic year and began planning for our domestic season of national and county cup competitions.

Little did we know that we would have one final reason to celebrate together as a group. Through the strength of external nominations we were shortlisted for the ‘Sporting Achievement of the Year’ at the newly formed Broadland Community at Heart Awards 2015.

Our nomination was based upon the determination and team work the girls demonstrated over the course of the year leading up to, as well as, the tour itself.  The Team hosted several events for lower school students and spent countless hours bag packing at local supermarkets.  The nomination also focused heavily on the closeness they now share as a team and the development they have made as individuals along the way.

The formal ceremony, hosted by former Heart FM DJ Rob Chandler, took place at ‘The Space’ in Sprowston and was attended by shortlisted teams and individuals from across the ten categories, as well as guests and local celebrities presenting each award.  After an impressive dinner and performances from a local choir group the awards section began.

The Team finished as runners up in their category to a deserving individual but had their moment on stage, came away with a framed certificate each and another great memory.  As with the year long involvement of the tour, it was not about the winning but the process the Team went through to get there, together.

Congratulations on your award and thank you for all of your hard work.

Mr Shearer

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Newsletter – Issue 4 – October 2015.