Leader of Outdoor Education, Islington

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Central Foundation Boys' SchoolIslington

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Full-time equivalent of the salary is £31,434pa – £32,577pa (grade S01, points 23 – 25) depending on experience
Contract term: Fixed Term

This is an exciting role to help run our growing Outdoor Education provision at one of London's highest achieving comprehensive schools. The School has an RAF CCF contingent with 22 cadets in Year 9 and Year 10, and the aim to increase this to 40 by July 2020. We are looking to have a colleague with the ability to lead this through acting as our School Staff Instructor, as well as oversee the running of Duke of Edinburgh on which we currently have 53 students enrolled with the aim of increasing this to 80 by June 2020. Developing our students’ character, well-being and leadership through these programmes features on our School Development Plan, and has the support of the Governing Body, Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team. The school is also looking to find other was of developing our students’ experiences of Outdoor Education, including through taking part in expeditions.

Consistently outstanding results of the students place Central Foundation Boys’ School among the top performing schools in the country. In 2018, the School’s Progress 8 was 0.7 with 81% of students achieving a grade A*-C (4-9) in both English and Maths. The School’s aim, however, is to provide its students not only with the top quality academic provision but also with an exciting and inspiring outdoor education.

The behaviour of students is outstanding and the disciplined environment allows the teachers to focus on delivering great academic outcomes.

We are very ambitious in our aim to provide the best possible opportunities for our students. We set high standards for all professionals working at the school but we also provide a very strong net of support for both new and existing colleagues.

Central Foundation is:

  • an outstanding school (Ofsted, February 2015)
  • a school that is situated in a vibrant multi-cultural environment next to the ‘silicon roundabout’ on the edge of the City of London and with excellent transport links 


Please download an application pack from the School’s website or contact the school on 02072533741 / e-mail obireka@cfbs.islington.sch.uk.

To apply, please set out:

1. Why you believe the CCF and outdoor education is important.
2. How your experience, skills, abilities and achievements to date would make you a suitable candidate for this post.

Please send your application to HR Manager, either by post or by email to obireka@cfbs.islington.sch.uk.

Deadline for sending applications: Monday 15th July

Interviews date: Wednesday 17th July and Thursday 18th July 2019

Number of students on roll: 980

Contract: part-time, one or two days a week including occasional weekends and school holidays; term time only; fixed term until 31st July 2020 in the first instance. There is the ability to increase or decrease the days a week depending on the experience, skills and knowledge of the applicant.

Salary: full-time equivalent of the salary is £31,434pa – £32,577pa (grade S01, points 23 – 25) depending on experience; volunteer allowance of 51 days for other activities (on weekends and school holidays) of £68.49 per day

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced criminal record check.



More about Central Foundation Boys' School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cowper Street, London, EC2A 4SH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 72533741