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Job Ref No. ECC5470-132S Position Type: Head of Department/Faculty Pay Range: MPR/UPR +TLR 2B
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Manningtree High School is a successful, semi rural secondary school with a strong community feel. We are a mixed, fully comprehensive school serving the local area and work closely with primary and post-16 partners as well as other local secondary schools. The school is set in a pleasant rural location only 10 miles from the centre of Colchester and close to the Suffolk border. We currently have around 890 11-16 students on roll.

We are looking for a creative, innovative, and enthusiastic practitioner to join our PE team. We want you to share our passion for teaching and learning. The successful candidate will be someone who is keen to develop and motivate our students and their colleagues. The ability to offer a second subject would be valued but is not required. Our students are well behaved and motivated and we perform very strongly in local leagues and competitions.

Candidates should be able to apply themselves across a variety of sports, with a passion to extend student experiences within extra-curricular clubs, fixtures and the local community. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in supporting students to achieve excellent academic results at KS4.

Within the department we currently have strengths in rugby, basketball and girls' football. The school has excellent facilities including one large sports hall (four badminton courts/three cross court basketball courts), one smaller sports hall (two badminton courts and 4 trampolines), a floodlit multi use games area; which includes three outdoor floodlit courts for basketball, tennis, netball and football, one floodlit handball court; one large outdoor hard core area; which includes three outdoor netball courts and four outdoor tennis courts and extensive playing fields; with space for a 400m running track, football and rugby pitches, rounders areas and gridded work spaces.

Manningtree High School is an ambitious school rated 'Good' by Ofsted. We are constantly looking to further improve the performance of our students and develop our staff.

We are part of Alpha Multi Academy Trust which has a sixth form provision. Many staff contribute to the work of the Alpha Teaching Hub.

We can offer you:

· A community feel in a pleasant semi rural location only 10 miles from the centre of Colchester and only an hour on the train to London

· Excellent facilities, with more building works recently completed

· Polite and respectful students

· Excellent professional development programme

At Manningtree we strive to give every student the best education to suit their needs. We have high expectations of students and staff are expected to share this commitment for our young people.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you feel that you can make a positive contribution to our future successes.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

For further information or to visit the school please contact Carol Sinclair.

Closing date: 16th May 9am. Please note:we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date.

Information about the School

Manningtree High School is a warm and welcoming learning community. We are ambitious for our students and our staff.

The school is situated close to areas of natural beauty on the Essex/Suffolk border. We have a comprehensive intake who travel from a wide area around: we are consistently oversubscribed.

The continuous improvement of teaching and learning is important to us and we want to recruit staff who love their profession and are energised by helping young people gain knowledge and skills. Our students are well behaved and enjoy belonging to MHS. Pastoral care is a real strength.

The school was last inspected in 2018 and our ‘Good’ status was confirmed. We have continued to develop strengths in curriculum delivery, design and assessment since then.

On the 1st September 2019 Manningtree High School became a member of the Alpha Trust, joining the Gilberd School, Colchester County High School for Girls, Home Farm Primary School and the planned Trinity School in that Multi Academy Trust.

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

Carol Sinclair
Manningtree High School
Colchester Road
Lawford, Manningtree
Essex, CO11 2BW
Telephone: 01206 399624

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