Director of Sport, Peterborough

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Nene Park AcademyPeterborough

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

As part of our continuous drive for improvement at Nene Park Academy, we are looking to appoint an ambitious, hardworking and talented leader with a proven track record of success, to the role of Director of Sport. 

The successful candidate(s) will have:

• A healthy restlessness for improvement 

• An infectious desire to be the best that they can be

• A passionate and uncompromising commitment to student engagement and achievement

• A track record of ‘Outstanding’ leadership and outcomes

• Excellent leadership and people management skills

• Experience of converting vision into reality

• An expectation that successful appointment will lead to challenging opportunities for further professional development within the Trust.

Reporting directly to an Assistant Principal, the successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic direction of PE, Sport and Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA), have significant responsibilities and the opportunity to make a considerable impact on the future lives of our students. 

This is a varied and challenging role which is fundamental to the successful development of Nene Park Academy, its ethos and the success of our students, with a particular brief to increase the profile and success of PE, Sport and OAA across the academy.

This person will sit on the Senior Leadership Team and work closely with the Principal and Assistant Principals to develop a compelling vision for PE, Sport and OAA.  An ability to think strategically (as well as operationally) and implement impactful change is critical, as are exceptional communication skills, both on paper and in oral presentation.   The post-holder will be expected to inspire high levels of commitment and engagement in their colleagues and our students.  

Nene Park Academy is a good school, poised for further success.  Its location lends itself to a vast number of opportunities, particularly in the realms of Sport and OAA.  With determined and visionary leadership, PE, Sport and OAA will become one of Nene Park’s USPs!  If you have what it takes to lead these disciplines in the next exciting stage of their development, please submit your application together with a supporting statement of no more than one side of A4, that should address the following question: ‘Why you, why here, why now?’

For application details visit ‘Our Vacancies’ within the ‘Contact Us’ section at www.neneparkacademy.org

If you would like to discuss further details, please contact the Principal of Nene Park Academy, Robin Grover,       RGrover@neneparkacademy.org.

For any other queries, and to submit your application, please contact Louisa Nicholson, HR Officer, NPA, lnicholson@neneparkacademy.org 

The closing date for applications is 11/02/2019

Interviews to be held on 15/02/2019

Nene Park Academy is a good school. Achievement is good and rising rapidly” (Ofsted 2013).

“Teachers have high expectations of what the most able pupils can achieve and pupils’ attitudes to learning are positive.” “Pupils comment on the strength of teaching at the school, while parents are also very positive about the quality of education that their children receive.” (Ofsted 2018)

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All staff will be subject to an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Oundle Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE2 7EA, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1733 368300
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