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Head of Girls' PE - TLR 2.2

Grey Court SchoolRichmond upon Thames

HEAD OF GIRLS' PE

FT September 2021

HEAD OF GIRLS’ PE   

Grey Court is a vibrant, successful, and well-established school situated on an impressive site close to the River Thames and Richmond Park. Rated outstanding in all areas, we continue with our ambitious vision for both staff and students. We are proud to serve a diverse and vibrant community that represents all the best London has to offer. As a result of our growth in popularity and expansion of our sixth form we are currently recruiting. Come and join us! 

About the role 

We are seeking to appoint a passionate and inspirational teaching leader to further drive Girls' PE provision at Grey Court. The post would suit an experienced teacher with a degree in Physical Education/Sport and a proven track record of playing and coaching high level sport. The girls department specialises in netball, football, basketball, tennis, gymnastics and athletics.

The successful applicant will be expected to lead all aspects of  the Girls’ PE programme at Grey Court, coordinating the work of staff in charge of individual sports, and overseeing the provision for and involvement of girls within the extra-curricular programme which takes place before, during and after school. They will therefore have strong interpersonal skills and be a good motivator of pupils and colleagues. We are looking for an outstanding classroom practitioner with the ability, imagination and flair to engage and motivate our young people. 

Grey Court PE is an outstanding department. We achieved 100% 9-4 GCSE grades in 2019 with 44% achieving grades 9-7. In our post 16 provision we achieved 100% pass rate at D* to Merit. We thrive in our extra curricular sport in terms of the activities we provide and the success we achieve.  We also run a very successful sports scholarship programme in year 7 for selected students who then follow onto elite programmes from year 8 onwards.

Grey Court delivers both GCSE and 6th form BTEC and the successful candidate will lead the BTEC programme.

About you 

We are looking for someone to inspire our young people, and ensure that they all progress and excel in their learning. 

You will be expected to contribute to the highly successful results of our ambitious PE Faculty, which exceeds national attainment levels and ensures that Grey Court continues to have high aspirations for all our students. You must be a good team member able to deliver an outstanding experience in all PE lessons. You will have a strong commitment to high standards of classroom practice alongside a genuine regard for inspiring progress and quality of education for all our young people, regardless of academic ability.  You will be expected to show initiative and take control in advancing schemes of work and resources to meet the evolving demands of the PE/Sports curriculum.

About us

Grey Court is committed to recruiting the very best teachers and support staff to benefit student experience in the classroom. We are an Ofsted rated outstanding school offering a comprehensive range of GCSEs, A levels and BTEC level 3 diplomas. We serve a diverse community and ensure we bring out the best in every student, whether they follow vocational or academic pathways.

Grey Court is part of the Every Child, Every Day multi academy trust which is made up of three local secondary schools. We are based in the London borough of Richmond, with good public transport links and close to the river Thames and Richmond Park. 

As a national teaching school we value the continuous development of our staff and offer a full range of professional training opportunities including Masters qualifications, the outstanding teacher programme and national leadership programmes. We also have a structured support programme for newly qualified teachers (NQTs).

Grey Court is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The school fully recognises its responsibilities for safeguarding and child protection.  All staff are required to undergo pre-employment checks, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service (DBS) check, before starting work at Grey Court.

 Closing date:  19th April 2021 at noon

Interview date: w/c 26th April 2021

For more information about Grey Court School, and a copy of the job description and application form, please visit our website, or call 020 8948 1173. For an informal discussion please contact the Head of Department, Mr Steve Willmore at swillmore@greycourt.org.uk.


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