Department Leader for Physical Education

William Edwards School, Stifford Clays
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Job Ref No. ECC5438-155S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: MPR/UPR (Fringe) + TLR 1D
Position Start Date: 01/09/2021 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/04/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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We are looking for an experienced Head of PE or an ambitious candidate who has all the skills necessary to become an outstanding Department Leader for PE. You must have strong curriculum knowledge, believe in building strong relationships with students and staff, be passionate about your subject and willing to go the extra mile to support pupils and staff be successful. Applicants will be excellent practitioners themselves and have a clear vision for the department. You will be well supported by the Trust Director for PE and Sport and assist him in delivering the Trust's vision for PE and Sport.

The school has a national reputation for sport and some of the best sporting facilities of any school in the country including an 8 court sports hall, fitness centre, 2 gymnasiums and a large playing field. PE results at KS4 are strong.

Why William Edwards School?

William Edwards is a large, successful, harmonious and thriving mixed 11-16 comprehensive school. Pupil outcomes across the school are historically strong.However, life at William Edwards is about so much more than just GCSE outcomes. We are proud of our national reputation for sport, the arts are extremely strong and we are proud to boast the largestDuke of Edinburgh Award cohort in the East of England. We are one of only a small number of secondary schools nationally to hold both theArtsmark Platinum and the Youth Sports Trust Gold Award for our work in these diverse fields.

Following the school's most recent inspection in May 2019, Ofsted said that "pupils who spoke to inspectors were effusive about their experience in school" and were are delighted that our recent inspection captured our considerable strengths in teaching, pastoral care, behaviour, pupil support and curriculum. We are pleased that these 'cornerstones' of high quality education remain strong at the school.

Why SWECET?

This is an exciting time to join SWECET. We are a forward -thinking and realistic Trust of 6 schools which genuinely values its workforce.

In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

· Competitive salaries

· Comprehensive training and development opportunities supported by Thurrock Teaching School Alliance

· Full and comprehensive induction with training and tailored pathways for individual career progression

· Relocation package including up to 6 months' free accommodation

· Reduced gym membership at the school

· Becoming part of a growing organisation

· A health and wellbeing package

· A two week October half term

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.

Information about the School

William Edwards is a very popular, oversubscribed 11-16 school, judged 'outstanding' by OfSTED. It is the strategic lead school for the Thurrock Teaching School Alliance and is part of the growing South West Essex Community Education Trust. Pupil outcomes across the school are significantly above the national average.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Lorraine Montague
Stifford Clays Road, Stifford Clays
Essex, RM16 3NJ
Telephone: 01375 486000
Email: montaguel@swecet.org

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