Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our community. In September 2018 we had a full Ofsted inspection where we were graded as good in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential in a high challenge, low threat environment.
We are looking for a qualified and talented Teacher of Physical Education (Mainscale / UPS) to teach across the ability range to GCSE and A Level from April 2020. You will be working with and supported by an experienced team of strong teachers and leaders. The Physical Education department is a strong department with a clear focus on pupils developing their theoretical understanding alongside practical achievement in their examinations and has seen an increase in success at GCSE, BTEC Level 3 and A Level. Our Physical Education teachers work collegiately to support each other, develop resources and ensure students achieve to the best of their potential. There will be a new Head of Department in post for April 2020.
We welcome applications from newly qualified or experienced teachers and a specialist in PE would be desirable. As an NQT or Beginner Teacher at Heathcote School, you will be supported by experienced colleagues on a range of issues relating to planning, teaching and assessing with a dedicated mentor and a skills development programme that will provide you with the experience required to be a successful practitioner in education. We try to provide opportunities of promotion for strong teachers in school to engage and retain staff.
Ofsted (September 2018)
“The Headteacher and other senior leaders are ambitious for their pupils and provide strong strategic leadership.”
“Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. They are courteous and respectful.”
“Teachers speak highly of the many opportunities they are given to develop their practice. Staff who are new to the profession feel valued, supported and enjoy their work.”
We encourage our pupils to take pride in their learning and community – to work hard, pursue continual improvement and achieve to the best of their abilities. pupils seek and embrace feedback and show tolerance and mutual respect to each other.
We challenge our pupils to take responsibility for their learning, to be resilient to failure and to self-regulate their behaviour. All our staff and governors are determined that all pupils confidently strive for success and expect them to be present and punctual.
We succeed when all pupils reach their academic potential and are thoughtful, caring and honest citizens; leaving Heathcote fully prepared for the next stage of their life – whether that be in education, training or employment. We succeed by letting them do so in a comfortable and safe environment where they take a proactive role and develop socially.
The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be. We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all. We are part of the Seven Kings teaching Alliance, PixL and the West Essex Teaching School Alliance. The school has excellent resources and a stunning, spacious site on the edge of Epping Forest including a staff car park and surrounding roads that do not require a parking permit. We are also a 15 minute walk from Chingford Station which has great links into the City.
If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information.
Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications: 9am Monday 27th January 2020
Indicative dates for interviews: Tuesday 4th February 2020
Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.