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  • Job start date

    8 January 2024

  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    12 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

TLR 2.2 (currently £5,021)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and enthusiastic full time Teacher of PE to join and help to lead our PE Faculty as Assistant Head of PE on a permanent basis from 8 January 2024. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to work alongside our new Head of PE, who was appointed from September 2023 to work alongside our current Head of Faculty, who retires at the end of December 2023 after 24 years of dedicated service. The new Assistant Head of PE will work with the new Head of PE to help drive the new vision for the PE faculty, and take Physical Education forward as the school builds on its excellent foundations.

The majority of teaching for the successful candidate will be core girls’ PE across KS3 and KS4. Subject expertise in both gymnastics and netball is desirable as is experience delivering the Cambridge National Sports Studies to Level 2.

What the school offers its staff

The school's values of Trust, Kindness and Determination underpin all we do. Our pupils enjoy their learning in a disruption free environment, and staff are proud to work here. Following our Ofsted inspection in January 2023, Cirencester Deer Park School continues to be a good school. Inspectors noted that:

“Pupils welcome leaders’ high expectations of their behaviour and conduct… Pupils enjoy their learning and feel well prepared for the future.”

“Pupils behave well in lessons and benefit from learning without low-level disruption from others.”

“Staff are proud to work at the school. They feel well supported by leaders in respect of workload, well-being and managing pupils’ behaviour.”

We are very lucky to enjoy excellent facilities. The school has a superb astro-turf surface with warm-up area, sports hall and gym, as well as hard courts, cricket nets and multiple fields. The Faculty runs extra-curricular clubs for a range of sports and also run a Talent ID programme. We offer leadership opportunities throughout our pupils’ time in the school. We appoint and train Young Leaders in Key Stage 3 and Games Captains in Key Stage 4. Many pupils progress through these roles. They support the faculty and events. in respect of workload, well-being and managing pupils’ behaviour.”

Further details about the role

To apply for this post, candidates should complete the 'word' application form and return it together with a letter of application covering the points mentioned in the letter to applicants, by 9am on Monday 25 September by email to A.Boucher@deerparkschool.net

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to the safeguarding of our pupils and employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and the receipt of satisfactory references. Our Ofsted Report in January 2023 confirmed: "Leaders have established a strong culture of safeguarding. Appropriate checks are made on adults working in the school. Staff understand the priority that should be given to safeguarding. They receive effective training and report concerns about pupils or adults appropriately."
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About Cirencester Deer Park School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1013 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01285 646558

As a high performing comprehensive school with 1000 pupils in the South Cotswolds, Cirencester Deer Park School is committed to providing outstanding education and developing our staff. Having initially converted to an Academy in April 2011, we are now a leading member of The Corinium Education Trust, the first ‘mixed’ Multi-Academy Trust in Gloucestershire which brings together a large secondary, community primary and church schools; the leaders of which are ambitious for their pupils’ learning and life chances and are committed to continuous school improvement.

Arranging a visit to Cirencester Deer Park School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email a.boucher@deerparkschool.net.

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