The Board of Governors of St Columb’s College invites applications to the following post:

Teaching Post - Full-time Temporary (Maternity Cover)

Teacher of History (with the ability to deliver Religious Education at Key Stage 3)

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Essential Criteria:

  • Qualified Teacher, registered with the GTCNI and recognised by the Department of Education to teach at second level;
  • Honours Degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent in the required subject(s) or Bachelor of Education Degree with the required subject(s) as the main component.

Desirable Criteria:

Preference may be given to applicants who:

  • Have a higher classification of degree (or equivalent qualification) in the required subject(s);
  • Have a minimum of one year’s teaching experience in the delivery of the subject(s) at Key Stage 3/GCSE-level;
  • Have a minimum of one year’s teaching experience in the delivery of the subject(s) at Post-16 level;
  • Are able to teach another subject of the school’s curriculum, for example, Mathematics;
  • Have competence in the use of ICT in the teaching of the subject(s).

The Board of Governors seek to appoint teachers who are able and willing to contribute to the Catholic ethos of the College and who will enrich the experiences of the pupils through participation in extra-curricular activities.

To all applicants:

The Selection Panel reserves the right to enhance criteria to facilitate a manageable shortlist.

Shortlisted applications will be held on file for similar vacancies which may arise within the next 12 months. Canvassing either directly or indirectly will disqualify applicants. In line with our Child Protection Procedures, successful candidates are required to apply for and pay £33 to Access NI for an Enhanced Disclosure of Criminal Record Certificate.

CVs will not be read or considered.

Application Forms for the above post must be returned to the Bursar by 3.30 p.m. on Friday 25th September.

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s)/Carer(s)

The Boards of Governors of St Columb's College and Thornhill College have reflected carefully upon the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis and the considerable disruption that this has had on our local community and in particular the education of pupils in Primary 6 since March 2020. In addition, they fully accept that there could very well be further disruption for Primary 7 pupils during the first term of the 2020-2021 academic year.

In response to these exceptional circumstances, and for this year only, the Boards of Governors and Principals of both schools have agreed that they will not use academic criteria for admission to Year 8 in September 2021.

This means that:

  • Neither St Columb's College or Thornhill College will use outcomes from the GL Entrance Assessment as part of their Admissions Criteria for the 2021-2022 academic year. Pupils applying to either school will not be required to provide a GL Entrance Assessment result.
  • Both Colleges will temporarily amend their Admissions Criteria for the 2021-2022 academic year accordingly.
  • The Admissions Criteria for both Colleges for entry in September 2021 will be published by the Education Authority (EA) in Autumn 2020, according to its normal timetable.

Each school remains committed to its own individual Catholic ethos and values and will continue to provide high quality teaching and learning, coupled with the highest standards of pastoral care. All those young people who would normally apply to be admitted to each individual school are strongly encouraged to continue to do so.

We believe that this is the right decision for our schools and local communities and we hope that this provides much needed clarity for those Primary 6 pupils and their Parents/Guardians/Carers who would like to apply for admission to our schools.

From the Boards of Governors and Principals of:

St Columb's College

Thornhill College

Wednesday 10th June 2020

The Student Finance form for students intending to go to university in September 2020 is now live and can be accessed via the link below. 

The advice from Student Finance (NI) is to complete this form as soon as possible and return it for processing. Forms will be processed in the order received and staff will endeavour to ensure that payments will be made by September. 

Click here for Student Finance form


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