Head of Performance, Sport & Health, Preston

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Penwortham Girls' High SchoolPreston
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Start date: 1 September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Contract term: Permanent

Ref: 164585

The Governors wish to appoint an excellent classroom practitioner to lead our newly formed Performance, Sport and Health Faculty. This new faculty will be crucial to the fulfilment of our school's ambitions to ensure performance, sport and health subjects remain popular viable options at KS4 and contribute positively to the school's overall Progress 8 performance. The successful applicant will be responsible for the leadership and future development of PE, Dance and Health and Social Care, as well as supporting the Head of Music to ensure effective cross-curricular provision.

The post holder will be expected to oversee an extensive programme of extra-curricular opportunities; from sports team fixtures to new experiences designed to challenge and engage. Additionally, the post holder will support the Head of Music in the planning, organisation and implementation of a calendar of performances, ranging from orchestral shows to full drama productions.

The post represents an exciting opportunity for someone who aspires to a senior leadership position in the future, with the opportunity to shape and contribute to the strategic direction of the school. The successful applicant will lead a group of departments that has a proven track record of achieving strong GCSE and vocational results and will be expected to actively contribute towards even greater successes in the future.

Penwortham Girls' High School is a popular, oversubscribed school, graded as outstanding in every category in its 2014/15 Ofsted inspection. Ofsted recognised the 'culture geared towards success and excellence in achievement throughout the school.' The inspectors commented on the 'consistently high quality of teaching' whilst noting that 'staff are as concerned for students' personal well-being as they are about their academic success

The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Lancashire County Council has a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available to all applicants upon request.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the post please contact the Senior Assistant Headteacher who will be line managing the new faculty, Mr Ben Ward, by emailing b.ward@penworthamgirls.lancs.sch.uk.

Interview date: week commencing 19 March 2018.

Application forms and further information are available from the LCC vacancies website or the vacancies section of the school website. Completed application forms with covering letter should be submitted by the deadline and marked FAO Business Manager at the school address. 

Closing date: 15 March 2018 at 12 noon.

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Address: Cop Lane, Penwortham, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 0SR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1772 743399