This job expired on 22 March 2023

  • Start date details

    5/6/23 or 1/9/23

  • Closing date

    22 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    6 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time: Full time

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2 (£3,017)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Following the promotion of the current post holder we are seeking to appoint a dynamic and skilled PE professional, with a proven track record of student outcomes, in a secondary context. Applicants must be an outstanding classroom practitioner and have the interpersonal skills to help drive a department with an ethos of continual improvement.The successful candidate will also have responsibility for whole school sporting and health related extra-curricular activities.

What the school offers its staff

  • A comprehensive induction programme for new staff to the academy.
  • On-going investment into your career development through appropriate CPD.
  • Support and mentoring by a strong Senior Leadership Team and other experienced leaders.
  • Access to the Bike 2 Work scheme allowing up to 42% discount on the cost of bikes and equipment.
  • Full use of an employee assistance programme supporting wellbeing.
  • Free breakfast of bagel/cereal/porridge/tea/orange juice.
  • Staffroom with complimentary tea and coffee.
  • Subsidised membership of Benenden Healthcare (affordable alternative to private health insurance).
  • On-site parking.
  • Free Breakfast Club/After School Club place for staff children at Ocklynge Junior School.
  • Enviable setting and extensive grounds.

Further details about the role

The physical education department develops students by helping them to become physically confident and participate in a range of competitive and physically demanding activities. It enables all students, regardless of background, to explore their physical characteristics as well as learn about themselves and others, as they face and overcome challenges. Students study invasion games, net games, striking and fielding, health, fitness and aesthetics throughout their time at Ratton. We also give the opportunity for students to select a GCSE pathway to study in Y10 & 11.

Accommodation, Resourcing and Facilities

The pe department is housed next to our gym, one of our 3 indoor teaching spaces. We have outdoor courts which are used for ball games in the winter months and tennis during the summer. Our large, private, school field provides us with plenty of outdoor opportunities throughout the school year. We are looking to develop our current facilities to provide the best experiences to our young people, in school and in the wider community.


In core PE, students study 9 blocks of different seasonal activities during 3 weeks of a 2-week timetable. Students will not only be able to develop their motor competence but will be active as individuals and work as part of a team for sustained periods of time. They will be able to develop an understanding of rules, strategies and tactics when performing safely in a range of competitive activities. Students are asked to review their performance and compare these to previous efforts in order to bring about improvement.

At Key Stage 4 students have the opportunity to study GCSE PE. This is one of the school’s most popular option choices.

Commitment to safeguarding

The South Downs Learning Trust and all our academies take notice of and adhere to all the national and local policies and guidance in regard to Safeguarding Children and Young People. We are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, references, an online search, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

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About Ratton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1194 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Ratton School became a converter academy on 1st of August 2012 and joined with Ocklynge Junior School on the 1st of December 2017 to form the South Downs Learning Trust. The aim of our trust is to provide an outstanding educational experience for all students in our schools. We want both schools to retain their own identity whilst working together to support the learning of everyone in the Trust community.

Our aim is to develop a sustainable and exciting educational experience that places our students at the centre of all that we do.

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