Teacher of Girls PE
Salary: MPS/UPS + Fringe
Full Time Permanent
Rickmansworth School is an 11-19 heavily oversubscribed co-educational partially (35%) selective converter academy with 1260 on roll, expanding to 1450 over the next five years. Judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted (November 2017). Staff Development recognised as an area of excellence by Challenge Partners (March 2018), with 3 staff achieving national finals in last 2 years. Academic results are strong with GCSE Progress 8 +0.25 (sig +ve), EBacc 39% and A level almost 50% A*-B grades, with 100% students securing first choice destinations.
The School is in a strong, stable financial position. £3.5m school expansion completed September 2018 which included New Sixth-form centre, ten classrooms, drama theatres and film editing suite. Outstanding staff well-being programme includes fortnightly well-being period, Childcare vouchers, Flu jabs, Access to the Fitness Suite and swimming pool, Pilates classes, Yoga class, and Free eye tests.
Our students enjoy learning and are a pleasure to teach. We believe every child deserves the best and we aim to achieve excellence in all aspects of school life.
About the PE Department
The P.E department are very successful within the School and community. We have won the Hertfordshire Service to Sport Secondary School P.E department of the Year three consecutive years in a row. The PE Department has state of the art sports facilities. The sports hall and astro-turf are both five years old. The sports hall has five cricket nets, six badminton courts two volleyball courts and ten basketball rings. Completing the sports hall is a gym and fitness suite and a dance studio. The department also has a newly refurbished swimming pool and extensive playing fields.
Extra-curricular sport plays an important role in the ethos of the Department. We run an extensive programme, before school, at lunch times, after school and on Saturday mornings. Our aim is to offer a wide variety of activities so that as many students as possible can take part and enjoy physical activity.
The Department run a number of sports tours and trips. We currently organise and run an annual ski trip (next year taking 120 students) a football tour to Europe, a rugby tour to Europe, Netball to Paris and a GCSE outward bound trip.
The Department currently consists of six teaching members of staff and an apprentice.
The Department run staff sports activities for all staff to be involved in and develop a positive ethos and wellbeing amongst staff. This includes competitive football, cricket and basketball teams, use of the gym and fitness suite, Volleyball and recreational swimming.
The Physical Education Department is at the heart of school life at Rickmansworth School and is highly respected by students, parents and staff.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and are an equal opportunities employer. Applicants must declare any criminal convictions and submit to a check with the Disclosing and Barring Service as the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Application forms and details can be obtained from the website www.rickmansworth.herts.sch.uk, by calling the School on 01923 773296 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for applications: 8:00am Tuesday 23rd April 2019
Interview date: Friday 26th April 2019
Suitable applicants may be interviewed upon receipt of an application