Head of PE Department, Barnstaple, Devon

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The Park Community SchoolBarnstaple, Devon

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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Max UPS 3 (£38,633) + TLR 2c (£6386) salary is dependant upon experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Role

Required from September 2018, an enthusiastic, well qualified, Teacher of P.E with the right experience, skills, knowledge and drive to lead our PE department. 

We seek a well qualified and enthusiastic teacher and leader with a commitment to pupils of all ability in a comprehensive secondary school. A willingness to contribute and lead the development of the department and provision is essential.

This role has arisen due to the retirement of our existing Head of Department, this is the first time this role has been advertised since 1991.

This would be an ideal opportunity for an experienced colleague who is seeking the next step in their career. 

The successful candidate would also be expected to join our team of tutors.

The Department

The department has an enviable reputation within North Devon and beyond for providing excellent curricular and cross curricular opportunities for PE and Sport. Sport plays an integral role in our pastoral ‘house system, with several house matches and competitions supplementing the busy cross curricular and sporting fixtures calendar. 

P.E. is valued subject at Key Stage 3, with each year group receiving 4 taught lesson per fortnight. Additionally, students also receive a lesson per week of Dance in Year 7. As part of our ‘mini-options’ process in Year 9, students can opt to take additional PE and/or Dance to help bridge between KS3 and GCSE options. GCSE P.E. is a popular subject, currently with 6 ‘option’ groups within Key Stage 4.

The department is made up of 8 colleagues (7FTE), and is based in our Sports Hall. The department have access to sports hall, gymnasium, fitness room, all weather pitch, dedicated netball/tennis courts, sports pavilion, and numerous and extensive pitches (football, rugby, rounder's, athletics, cricket).

The department has fully planned short and long term plans, with resources available from our google drive. The team are committed to sharing ideas, resources and supporting each other. The department currently offers the AQA GCSE syllabus, 

Why work with us?

This is a great opportunity for the right colleague to join a forward thinking and hard working team, to help the school on its journey to deliver excellent teaching, learning and sports provision for all our students.


· Excellent capacity for school improvement

· Established support networks

· Rural location in heart of Devon

· Ample on-site car parking

· Good transport links

· Complementary mix of traditional and modern buildings

· Suited departmental areas

· Staff laptop scheme

· Multiple staff CPD opportunities

· Fantastic sports facilities

As a school we are keen to develop and maintain links with a range of schools and educational establishments. These links will provide opportunities for learning, discussion, reflection and staff development to enable everyone to deliver the best education for our students. 

Application Process

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More about The Park Community School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Park Lane, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 9AX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1271 373131
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