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Head of Physical Education & Healthy Living Faculty

Location: Tower Hamlets

Salary/Rate: Inner London Pay Scale – MPS/UPS + TLR 1b (£11,408)

Type: Permanent

Closing Date:

Job Reference: 4561084

Permanent Head of PE & Healthy Living Faculty Job | Inner London Pay Scale – MPS/UPS + TLR 1b (£11,408)

Head of Physical Education & Healthy Living Faculty
· Salary: Inner London Pay Scale – MPS/UPS (£36,745 to £56,959) + TLR 1b (£11,408)
· Contract Type: Full Time, Permanent
· To Start: September 2024
· Location: 352 Commercial Road London, E1 0LB, London Borough of Tower Hamlets

There is a wave of change at Bishop Challoner, can you be part of our journey of improvement?

The Governors seek to appoint an exceptional Head of PE and Healthy Living Faculty who has a proven track record to lead our department which has an outstanding reputation.The Governors are looking for someone with the drive, ideas and management experience to help maintain the high standards of the school.

From September 2023, Bishop Challoner’s two schools merged, creating one co-educational school. The school has 1232 students on roll, including 211 in the Sixth Form.Bishop Challoner is in an area of relatively high deprivation which transforms the life opportunities of children. If you came into teaching to transform lives, then this is an opportunity for you to do so. We have state of the art buildings and facilities and dedicated professional staff - Bishop Challoner is an exciting and supportive environment in which to work and develop your career.

PE is an extremely popular subject at Bishop Challoner, attracting high numbers at GCSE. The successful candidate will be innovative, as well as having the management skills to move Girls’ and Boys’ PE forward. We offer an inspiring curriculum that promotes core sports and skills. You will have the opportunity to teach a range of accredited courses such as AS/A2, GCSE, BTEC L2/3, JSLA and CSLA leadership awards, as well as an Elite athlete programme.

PE department is extremely committed to providing a safe, relevant, enjoyable and all-inclusive curriculum. As a school we recognise the role that sport can play in the holistic development of a young person and the integral role this plays in society. The PE department provides a wide variety of sports, ensuring that pupils can pursue their sporting interests both inside and outside of school. In addition to providing an inclusive curriculum we are a school that actively encourages the pursuit of sporting excellence. We have a number of students and sports teams that compete at a regional and national level with our most successful sports being football, basketball and athletics.

This is a fantastic opportunity for exceptional teachers.
You do not need to be a practicing Catholic to apply.

We Offer:
  • A strong commitment to your professional development and career management – excellent CPD opportunities including bespoke individual and team-based training programmes across all levels.
  • A supportive environment in which your enthusiasm with be encouraged, nurtured and rewarded.
  • A working environment focused on Teaching and Learning and raising standards for all.
  • Opportunities to be involved with action-based research on topics that match your pedagogical interests.
  • Free gym on site.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • On site cycle storage.
  • Free breakfast twice a week.
  • Staff room with outdoor roof terrace and free tea/coffee.
  • A staff wellbeing team that arranges termly celebrations that recognise the contributions staff make to our school.
  • A positive and stimulating school environment which values the contribution of all staff.

OFSTED Quotes:
  • “Pupils value their education”
  • “Positive about the changes and routines that new leaders introduced”
  • “New leaders and governors are ambitious and have set high expectations for all. They set about making important changes and have brought about notable improvements”
(OFSTED, November 2021)

We are looking for professionals with:
  • The willingness to support our Catholic Ethos and mission.
  • Have the energy and commitment and vision to make a real difference.
  • Evidence of excellent classroom practice or the potential to achieve it.
  • A track record of successful student outcomes across the Key Stages.
  • High expectations of pupil attainment and behaviour.
  • Have the ability to inspire and motivate and be able to develop the potential of colleagues and students.
  • Passion for providing an extensive amount of extra-curricular opportunities for our young people.
  • Proven track record in raising performance in PE.

If you have the passion and drive to lead the PE and Healthy Living Faculty forward at Bishop Challoner, we look forward to hearing from you.

How to Apply:
To apply, you are required to complete our school application form. Please request an application form from Ellie or Francisca for more information. Your application is a direct permanent application to our school (not through agency), Hays is our recruitment partner for all permanent appointments.

· Closing Date: immediate, no later than Thursday, 13th June 2024 at noon.
· Interviews: TBC

Please note that there are no parking facilities for visitors at the school, but we are lucky to be served by a number of transport links including Bus, DLR, Overground and Tube. Our School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any appointment is subject to an enhanced DBS check. The Governing Body is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Francisca Márquez Arenas

Contact: Francisca Márquez Arenas

Office: 4th Floor, 107 Cheapside,

Phone: 02072598770


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