Head of Department for Physical Education, Leyton, London

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Norlington School and 6th FormLeyton, London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: MPS+TLR1B
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Head of Department for Physical Education 

Pay Scale: Main Professional Scale + TLR1B 

London Weighting: Outer   

Norlington School and 6th Form is a small 11-16 boy’s school with a mixed 6th form school. Over the past 5 years the school has transformed itself into one of the highest performing schools in the country and has been recognised by the Minister for State Schools on three separate occasions for student achievement. 

Norlington was judged to be a 'good school' by Ofsted;

 • 'Students make excellent progress'  

• 'Students behave well in lessons and around the school. They enjoy coming to school.' 

 • '..Leaders have a relentless drive for continuous improvement'   

The school has an excellent CPD programme and is committed to developing all staff, as we continue our journey to becoming an ‘Outstanding’ school. This includes three staff training afternoons, two department meetings and one twilight training session every 6 weeks. Lessons finish for students at 2:25pm on a Friday.   

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional practitioner who is innovative, motivated and enthusiastic to lead the Physical Education department. P.E is a very popular subject across the school and is offered as a GCSE course. Over the past few years GCSE performance has improved significantly and is now recognized as well above national expectations. The candidate will lead a highly experienced team.  Norlington has a proud history of sporting success and is committed to providing opportunities for all students to engage in competitions across a wide spectrum of sports. Norlington is a partner school for both Essex County Cricket Club and Tennis Foundation (linked to the Lawn Tennis Association) with both offering extensive leadership development links as well as high quality sporting development.   We are currently London Cricket Champions as well as regular Borough Champions in Table Tennis, Badminton, Cricket, and Basketball. Norlington has also won the borough ‘Team of the Year’ award in 3 out of the last 4 years.

There is a clear expectation that the new Head of Department builds on these successes.  The position is open to less experienced candidates if they can demonstrate the skills and commitment to develop at pace.   

For September 2018 we require: 

• An innovative, dynamic and creative person with excellent interpersonal skills

 • A leader who is passionate and enthusiastic about their subject 

• An excellent innovative classroom teacher able to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower our students to achieve 

• Ability to teach GCSE P.E. is essential

 • Commitment to sharing good practice across the whole of school.

 • Excellent subject knowledge with the ability to meet assessment objectives to ensure students make exceptional progress.

Whether you are currently in a leadership role or looking to make the next step-up in your career, this post is an excellent opportunity for someone to really make their mark and become part of our committed team at Norlington School.  

Posts will be subject to a Prohibition check for all roles involved with the management of pupils.  Norlington School and 6th Form is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure. 

A recruitment pack and application form is available on the TES jobs website, school’s website: www.norlington.net , Our school/Vacancies link. Please email completed application forms to mmichael@norlington.school  

 Closing date: Midday Friday 18th May 2018

 Interviews scheduled for: Week beginning Monday 21st May 2018



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Norlington Road, Leyton, London, E10 6JZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 5393055
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