We are seeking a dynamic, hard-working and inspirational Head of PE to become our first Director of PE and Sport. William Edwards School is a large, highly successful and oversubscribed mixed 11-16 school. 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 and the school has been judged to be ‘outstanding’ since 2010.
This post provides an excellent opportunity for an outstanding candidate to develop their career further within the context of a very successful, harmonious and thriving secondary school with truly outstanding sports facilities. Up to 10% of our intake are admitted via sports aptitude and a sporting ethos runs through the heart of the school.
William Edwards has developed a national reputation for sport and we are seeking an experienced colleague to take us to the next level. Areas of responsibility will include: • Strategic oversight and direction of the PE department at William Edwards. • Responsibility for the development of pedagogy across the PE department. • Working at wider Trust level to develop community sports pathways and projects and to be instrumental in the design and development of the Community Sports Hub at the Trust’s new Free School, the Orsett Heath Academy. • To work with the Learning through Sport coordinator to develop the curriculum offer across the Trust.
A strong track record of improving student outcomes and participation through outstanding leadership of a PE department is a requirement for the post. We will provide a supportive environment along with excellent professional development opportunities.