Teacher of Health Related Fitness, Second in charge

Coombe Wood SchoolSouth Croydon

Career Opportunity (M2-M6 or UPS1-3 +TLR2a)

Ambitious, forward-thinking, flexible and self-motivated?   If you can combine these attributes with excellent teaching skills, now is the unique time to join the teaching staff at Coombe Wood School. During this key period of natural expansion as the school increases in cohorts, we offer the opportunity to develop your career. We offer scope to advance at our vibrant and heavily oversubscribed school (1335 applications for 180 x Y7 places in September 2021), situated in £35million state-of-the-art, brand new buildings, where we took up occupancy in January 2021.

With three year groups (Y7-9) currently on role, the commencement of GCSE courses along with the opening of the CWS Sixth Form in September 2021, bring with them a variety of promotion opportunities for dedicated and ambitious staff. CWS is a school with a growing track record of rewarding outstanding performance amongst current staff via internal promotions. By becoming part of the team at Coombe Wood School, your career will benefit from joining a future-focused group of schools within Folio Education Trust, offering access to high calibre CPD, which contributes to the recognised quality of learning within our schools.

There is a strong team spirit, which has contributed to a supportive learning environment for both staff and students at Coombe Wood School. Our staff are ready to overcome unexpected challenges, break fresh ground, encourage collaboration and share excellent teaching skills within our hardworking and dedicated group.

Our Health Related Fitness Department

Working as part of a strong teaching team, this department focuses on the health, fitness and well-being of every student. Our aim is that every student is fit for movement, fit for learning and fit for life.

The HRF department is made up of an enthusiastic and forward thinking team with a real desire to support every child to achieve their individual personal best in physical activity and sport.

Having successfully launched our brand new HRF curriculum which rewards effort and puts our core values at the heart of everything we do with KS3, we are now at an incredibly exciting time as we expand the curriculum in new HRF facilities and with new key stages.

Your skill and expertise will enable us to maintain and develop the passion for physical activity in our students, in order to help them to develop the healthy habits and movement competencies that will support them throughout their lives. Our students love HRF and initial feedback has shown that sports studies at KS4 and KS5 will be a popular choice amongst them and those joining our new sixth form. 

About us – context, location and buildings

This fully inclusive secondary co-educational school was established to meet an urgent rising local demand. The site of our new building and extensive grounds is opposite Lloyd Park in South Croydon, with an excellent Tramlink service to and from East Croydon station (just 5-minute journey-time away,) and a short walk from several bus routes. Our £35 million new building and facilities offer specialist teaching spaces for all subjects including Music, Dance, Drama, Science, Design Technology and Art. In addition, students benefit from indoor and outdoor auditoriums, a brand new Health Related Fitness building offering dedicated health and well-being studios and competition-sized spaces for gymnastics, netball, football and basketball. The school is set in spacious parkland grounds which offer a range of outdoor learning opportunities across all subject areas.

Advantages Include:

• Network of expertise and CPD support within CWS and Folio

• 9 INSET days per year

• Chance to join an innovative and supportive ground breaking team

• Opportunity of career progression with natural expansion of the school

• Catchment includes many aspirational, supportive families

• Working with students who use MyZone technology to track and improve their fitness, as a result increasing their focus and concentration in class

• Outstanding brand new £35M building, modern facilities and extensive grounds

• Free access to new sports amenities for staff.

Application Procedure

Please download the candidate pack and application form or visit Career Opportunities on our website.  As well as the virtual tours and faculty talks signposted on our website, departmental heads are offering a Google Meet to answer questions; if you would like the link please contact Mrs Baker on jbaker@foliotrust.uk   or call 07891 671 226 in the first instance.

Please email your completed applications to careers@cws.foliotrust.uk    in compliance with safer recruitment guidelines CVs will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 9am Thursday 25th February

Interviews: This year our selection and interview process will be run remotely during March.

Folio Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The recruitment process will include an enhanced DBS check, medical screening, confirmation of right to work in the UK and all other pre-employment checks in line with safer recruitment requirements.

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