This job expired on 4 October 2023

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    4 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 September 2023

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Key stage 3, Key stage 4

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What skills and experience we're looking for

You will have expertise in teaching across the ability range from Year 7 to Year 13, providing challenge for the most able students as well as ensuring effective support where needed. The ability to teach GCSE/A Level PE would be an advantage, additionally, a specialism in any of the following activities would be desirable; Hockey, Netball, Gymnastics, Athletics. With proven leadership ability, you will assist the Head of PE to lead and manage the PE department to deliver high quality teaching and learning, maximising student progress. Due to the Head of Department’s pending maternity leave this postholder will temporarily step in to support the leadership of the department in her absence.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • a secure, supportive environment with a full induction programme for all new staff

  • outstanding professional development and future career opportunities

  • a positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school

  • the chance to work with exceptionally committed colleagues who have high expectations of students

  • an active focus on staff well-being, supporting staff throughout the year with various treats/initiatives

  • access to the school’s children of staff admission rule

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone who wants to join a high performing school and gain significant experience to further enhance their career.

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About Hitchin Girls' School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1368 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01462 621300

Hitchin Girls' School is a single-sex, all-ability school in Hertfordshire serving the local community with 1,250 students on roll, including a Sixth Form of 280, and a teaching staff of 75. The school is regularly oversubscribed and students join the school from over 20 junior schools in Hitchin and the surrounding villages. In August 2011, the school converted to academy status and in June 2013 was rated by Ofsted as Outstanding. We are part of the Hitchin Schools’ Sixth Form Consortium, providing a wide range of academic and vocational courses to more than 650 students across the 3 secondary schools in the town. Values and culture Hitchin Girls’ School is committed to giving every student a broad education and helping to develop their individual talents to the full, in preparation for the demands of the outside world. Our School Improvement Plan focus for the next stage of our development is about being exceptional and providing an exceptional experience for all of our students and staff. We seek to maintain traditional values in work and behaviour and encourage our students to develop those qualities of character which help them to make a worthwhile contribution to society. We believe that this can best be achieved with the highest expectations within a firm, yet flexible, caring environment with frequent contact and close co-operation between parents and the school. Facilities To support our staff and students we are adding exciting new facilities to the school. In 2014 we opened a newly built Sixth Form Centre containing classrooms and a large student study area. A new sports centre, comprising a four court sports hall, dance studio, fitness suite and classroom, opened in February 2018. With the ever increasing demand for places at the school, Governors agreed an expansion programme which has seen an additional 45 students joining Year 7 from September 2018. To support the extra 300+ students this will bring, a new 10 classroom teaching block was completed, along with the addition of a new science lab, expanded dining facilities and a new staff car park. A virtual site tour can be found on our Virtual Open Event 2020 site. Staff Support and Development We offer all our staff excellent professional development opportunities and guidance, with a strong CPD programme. We are a National Support School and the lead school in the North Hertfordshire Teaching Alliance (NHTA), which is a collaboration of primary and secondary schools in the North Hertfordshire area and beyond, sharing and developing knowledge and expertise. We offer training and support in a number of areas such as: Professional learning and development School to school support National Leaders of Education (NLEs), Local Leaders of Education (LLEs) and Specialist Leaders of Education (SLEs) Initial teacher training via the Schools Direct programme Research and development Ofsted report “The headteacher, governors and staff have very high aspirations for students. Teachers create a lively and productive learning environment in which students thrive. Students’ achievement is very high across subjects and key stages. Students make exceptionally good progress in English and Mathematics. Teaching is consistently good and often outstanding. Students learn quickly and thoroughly as well as gaining high levels of enjoyment from their studies. Students’ work is often of a very high standard. Students are enthusiastic, creative and imaginative as well as thoughtful in their work. They develop their personal and social skills very well.” The town of Hitchin Hitchin is a beautiful historic market town in North Hertfordshire, surrounded by lovely countryside, with a population of approximately 33,500. It has been voted in the ‘Top 10 Best Places to Live in the UK’ in The Times. It has great transport links, being just two miles from the A1(M) and only 10 miles from the M1, and is in easy reach of London with Kings Cross station a mere 30 minutes away. There is also good access to the main rail routes to Cambridge and north to York and Scotland. The town is great for families with lots of activities for young people and their parents to participate in including sports and activities, youth organisations, performing arts and more. Hitchin also is well known in the area as a town for foodies with virtually every cuisine represented. Hitchin Festival runs throughout the month of July with over 100 different events celebrating the artistic, cultural and community life of the town. Hitchin is home to the famous Hitchin Lavender Farm. For more information on Hitchin check out: http://www.hitchinherts.com/ https://www.thebestof.co.uk/local/hitchin

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