Head of Physical Education & Sport, Wandsworth

Closing date:Expiring today

Southfields AcademyWandsworth

Date posted:
Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: TLR 2 (ii) £4,441.00 per annum
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Who we are:

We are a dynamic, diverse and dedicated P.E. department with a positive culture of engagement from students at all levels.  All students participate in P.E. and Sport in timetabled lessons and outside of these with after-school clubs and extra-curricular sport being extremely popular.  Students on examined courses study Sport and Sports Leadership BTEC courses at Level 2 and 3.  Our track record of students entering the world of professional sport and entering the sport industry to work is very high. 

Our partnership with AFC Wimbledon, through which we support their U18 Football Academy and together offer a Football and Education Programme to Key Stage 5 has huge benefits for the Academy and in particular this means that the P.E. department has access to the staff and expertise of a professional football club.  Our students get the opportunity to work with young people who can inspire and motivate them in regards to a career as a professional sportsperson. 

The sports facilities are the envy of many schools, the Academy benefits from; 3G floodlit professional football pitches, floodlit M.U.G.A.s that are used for basketball, netball, tennis and handball, cricket nets, long jump, high jump, climbing wall, traversing wall, two very large well equipped multi-use sports halls, dance studio, activity studio that is used for gymnastics and trampolining, spin cycle studio, rowing machines, bicycles, fully equipped fitness gym, 25 metre competition length swimming pool and dedicated classrooms with large numbers of computers for students to use.  

Southfields Academy is a thriving non-selective secondary academy located in south west London. It has recently undergone complete redevelopment and benefits from the cutting edge in art, design & vocational technology facilities, spacious and bright communal areas and classrooms. All of which are equipped with the latest technology and designed by our staff and students to ensure their fitness for purpose to educate the children of today and future-proofed for the children of tomorrow.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a motivated and inspiring teacher to lead a team of teaching staff and coaches to develop sporting excellence alongside the participation of students of all abilities for their enjoyment, health and lifelong engagement.

In order to be successful candidates must be an outstanding teacher, learner, motivator and communicator with excellent inter-personal skills.  They should be able to provide professional expertise and high quality teaching and learning.  They will make effective use of resources to ensure improved standards of learning, high performance and achievement for all students.  The will be flexible, creative and innovative and should be able to collaborate with colleagues from across the school.

The Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, sex, marital status, disability or age. All applicants are considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the job. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All posts are subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The Academy will only accept applications directly from candidates themselves.

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume you were unsuccessful on this occasion. 

Please note that we reserve the right to close this post early, should we receive a high volume of applications. 



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More about Southfields Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 333 Merton Road, Wandsworth, London, SW18 5JU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8875 2600
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Who we are

Southfields Academy is a stand-alone converter academy situated in South West London on the Southfields - Earlsfield border.  The Academy is the modern incarnation of Southfields School which was founded in 1949. The school was founde...