Head of PE, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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The Highcrest AcademyHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2c (currently £6,829) plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

The Role

We are seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic Head of PE to join this established, progressive and well-resourced department. The academy would like to appoint someone who is passionate about PE and enjoys teaching. Ideally, you will have a track record of improvement and some experience of managing staff. You will have a clear strategy to further the development of Academic PE to achieve excellence within the school. 

As Head of PE, you will promote sporting participation and ensure that extra-curricular activities play a part in the students' weekly routine. You will also ensure that the academy identifies and supports sporting excellence and provides opportunities for students to develop in their specialist areas. You will lead the quality assurance of educational provision by monitoring teaching and learning, observing lessons, and evaluating the department’s performance, and you must be willing to participate in extra-curricular activities.

If you share our aspirations to deliver a sports and physical activities programme that is inclusive and flexible, in which all our pupils can participate, enjoy and achieve, we would be delighted to hear from you. 

About Us

Our aim is to establish a culture of excellence throughout every element of our academy and move us from Good to Outstanding.

Highcrest has excellent sports facilities and PE is taught in the Sixth Form as well as the main school. We want all our pupils to continue to enjoy sport.

Just 30 minutes by train from Central London, The Highcrest Academy is the first All Ability Academy in the county of Buckinghamshire.  It is culturally diverse and a vibrant school making it a fantastic place to teach. We have some students who will need all your support and yet have also featured in the national Ofsted report for providing challenge to the most able.

There are approximately 1,000 students on roll, which includes the Sixth Form. A new building programme, just completed, comprises a brand-new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym and dance studio, and a new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff. We also have a thriving House system that brings our whole school community together.

In Return

Highcrest offers an innovative and extensive CPD package. There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.

No matter what your experience, we will help you develop into the teacher you aspire to be. A thriving school in the heart of the community, we also offer free on-site parking, staff recognition schemes and free gym to counter the “Friday Biscuits” and on-site coffee shop!  

How to Apply

If you are a team player, passionate about education and social mobility and want to be a pivotal part of improving opportunities for the students of our local community and increasing their learning experiences, then The Highcrest Academy is the school for you.

For more information, please download the attached job description and person specification. 

To apply, please click the 'apply' button where you'll be able to complete an online application form.

Closing date: Wednesday 1 April 2020 at 8am

Interviews will initially be held via Zoom

We reserve the right to close the advert early, so please apply as soon as possible.

The Highcrest Academy is fully committed to safeguarding children (policies on web). All members of staff are in a “regulated” role under the Vetting & Barring Scheme and have to be DBS cleared prior to employment.



More about The Highcrest Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1494 529866
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