Head of PE, Hertfordshire

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Cavendish SchoolHertfordshire

Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: UPS/MPS plus TLR2b £4,590
Contract term: Permanent

The Cavendish School is very proud to be relaunching as a brand new academy in September 2018, as part of the Future Academies Trust. The successful candidate will be an exceptional teacher and an inspirational leader with a commitment to professional development. You will be responsible for ensuring every student achieves academic excellence. 

To support the relaunch of the school, the Headteacher is providing five full INSET days at the start of the academic year. This will provide the opportunity for every teacher to have comprehensive training around all aspects of their role in order to start the year feeling confident and fully prepared. 

As we join Future Academies we will need to grow our EBacc offer in our curriculum throughout the school. With this in mind and a higher intake for our Year 7 in September 2018, we will need to increase our staff body in certain subjects.

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, determined and creative Head of Department.  This is an exciting full time opportunity to work alongside our Director of Learning within a professional and collaborative faculty team. We pride ourselves on being an approachable and dedicated Physical Education faculty, who deliver engaging lessons in which our students are able to thrive.

We are committed to all students making progress and the sharing of ideas, good practice and innovative resources. We currently deliver Edexcel GCSE PE, Cambridge National in Sports Science, BTEC Performing Arts (Dance) and OCR A-Level PE.

The successful candidate will have;

  • A passion for teaching Physical Education and enrichment opportunities;
  • Experience of teaching KS3 – KS5;
  • A firm understanding of the new GCSE & A-Level PE reforms, including NEA procedures;
  • The ability to demonstrate the facilitation of engaging and challenging lessons;
  • The highest aspirations & expectations for students, yourself and our school.
  • Excellent organisational and inter-personal skills

Future Academies Trust

Future Academies is an educational charity and Multi-Academy Trust, regulated by the Department for Education. Built around a small family of innovative and ambitious schools in central London. The Trust boasts a proven track record of effective school improvement and staff development while transforming the lives of young people.

Working for Future Academies you will receive high levels of support and coaching and be allowed to develop into highly reflective and effective teachers.

We can offer you:

  • A knowledge rich approach to teaching and learning
  • World class curriculum resources, helping reduce teacher workload
  • Innovative and cutting edge teaching materials and strategies
  • The opportunity to work with enthusiastic and happy pupils
  • Outstanding CPD focused on teaching and learning
  • Access to the Trust Leadership programme
  • The expertise and support of colleagues across the Future Academies Trust

There will be many opportunities for you to contribute to the extra-curricular life of our school and support our school ethos. We welcome visits to the school in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of our values and our vision for the future.

You can download an application form here, or apply online via www.teachinherts.com or to arrange a visit please contact Mrs Helen Hardy, our Headteachers’ PA, via email at h.hardy@cavendish.herts.sch.uk or by phone on 01442 278707.

Please note that The Cavendish School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

The Cavendish School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All postholders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure

Closing date: 23/05/2018 17:00:00
Interview date: 25th May 2018

We pride ourselves on our strong commitment to staff training and learning with a quality induction programme for all new staff. If you would like a visit prior to application please contact Mrs Helen Hardy, PA to Headteacher. Please also take a look at our Prospectus and school website for more information about our school and our ethos.

For more information and to apply online : www.teachinherts.com



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Warners End Road, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3DW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1442 404333
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Our school is an all ability community comprehensive school with a bright future.  We pride ourselves on our strong commitment to staff training and learning with a quality induction programme.  Cavendish school offers an excellent inductio...