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The James Hornsby School


Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
17 October 2017

Job overview

This school is very well led. The Headteacher and leaders have worked with determination to create a culture where pupils share a ‘lifelong love of learning’ and achieve their best. 

· School leaders have succeeded in bringing pupils together into a positive, caring school community which promotes high expectations for attitudes towards learning, relationships and attendance. Ofsted May 2016

· Success is emphasized and achievements are recognised.  There is a culture of continuous learning. IiP Gold, Feb 2017

Head of PE


Required for January 2018

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspirational Head of PE, who is passionate about sport and has the skills to drive both academic and sporting excellence, to join our well established and high performing specialist PE department.

This is a fantastic oppportunity for an outstanding classroom practitioner with aspirations to be a senior leader, a current Head of subject looking to make their first move into senior middle leadership or an outstanding Second in Department ready for a bigger challenge.

The successful candidate will be passionate about PE and about instilling a love of for the subject with their team and the James Hornsby students.  They will also be able to achieve the best outcomes for all students as we move into the rigours of teaching a new GCSE curriculum. 

We are looking to appoint a colleague who shares our commitment to high standards of professionalism and academic achievement for every one of our students and who will go the extra mile to help them achieve excellence. If you are an outstanding practitioner with a commitment to high standards and a passion for PE, we would be delighted to hear from you and look forward to receiving an application.

This is a public facing role, so  fluency in English is required.

The James Hornsby School will be joining the Zenith Multi-Academy Trust on 1 December 2017 and therefore your employer will be the Zenith Multi-Academy Trust.

The closing date for this vacancy is 18th October 2017. Interviews will be held on 30th October 2017.

CVs alone will not be accepted.

For more information, please see the school website at http://www.jameshornsby.essex.sch.uk/information/recruitment/.  To apply, please complete the attached application form and email it to  Debbie.dizdar@jameshornsby.essex.sch.uk.

Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact the Head’s PA at Maria.brame@jameshornsby.essex.sch.uk.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response.  Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

The James Hornsby School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and applicants will be subject to full employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About The James Hornsby School

James Hornsby School is a popular, oversubscribed school rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted where students’ and staff are highly committed and enjoy school life. Every member of our school is part of The James Hornsby family, and our motto is ‘Together We Excel’. Schools should be inspiring and provide the opportunities needed to achieve the very best outcomes. Every child deserves to receive a first class educational experience. We should place no limits on what young people can achieve and be committed to ensuring every student is ready and prepared to take up the challenges of the 21st Century. 

Here at James Hornsby we are passionate about promoting and safeguarding and well-being of all. A secure and happy learning environment coupled with a strong, varied curriculum and excellent teaching will ensure our high expectations for students are met. We aim to achieve this through the work of our exceptional teachers and support staff, superb facilities and a non-negotiable approach to excellent behaviour. We will be relentless and ambitious in our pursuit of excellence because we know the difference it can make to the lives of our young people, their families and the community.


“School leaders have succeeded in bringing pupils together into a positive, caring school community which promotes high expectations for attitudes towards learning, relationships and attendance.”

View The James Hornsby School’s latest Ofsted report

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