• Expected start date

    1 September 2021

  • Application deadline

    5 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    21 April 2021

Job details

Job role
Physical education
Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
MPR / UPR plus TLR 1a

Job summary

For September 2021

Curriculum Leader for Physical Education

TLR 1a, full-time, permanent

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 5th May

Hadrian Learning Trust wishes to appoint a Curriculum Leader to lead PE across the two schools within Hadrian Learning Trust – Queen Elizabeth High School and Hexham Middle School – which will be co-located on the same site from September in brand new facilities. These include a dedicated 8-court sports centre, a fitness suite and all-weather pitches, making this a very exciting time to be joining us with the opportunity to have real impact on sport across our schools.
As Curriculum Leader, you will have responsibility for the PE curriculum from year 5 to year 13 and will therefore need good knowledge of the subject requirements across the key stages, and in particular at GCSE, BTEC and A Level. You will lead a talented team with a strong track record of delivering excellent outcomes in these courses and in providing extensive extra-curricular opportunities for our students, across a wide range of sports including rowing. The CL for PE also oversees our BTEC Level 2 and Level 3 in Health and Social. The Level 3 course is popular with students and has successful outcomes. We are therefore interested in applications from hard-working, conscientious individuals who are outstanding teachers in their own right, with strong academic outcomes, an excellent track record of enabling young people to participate in extra-curricular sport and the confidence to lead an experienced team.
Both QE and HMS are friendly, welcoming, successful, mixed comprehensives with a proud history dating back to Elizabethan times. Our ‘outstanding eagerness to promote good learning’ is drawn directly from the original charter granted to the people of Hexham in 1599 to educate the town’s young people. It forms the basis of our ethos today, which centres on our belief in the highest academic standards for everyone and our valuing of education in its broadest sense. There is much that is already very good at our schools: confident, well-behaved learners, dedicated, loyal staff and supportive parents. Your mission, should you apply and be successful, is to help make us even better.
You can find out more details in the Person Specification and Job Description within the relevant candidate packs, available on our website www.qehs.net or via rstokes@qehs.net. If you wish to have a confidential discussion about the role, or would like to arrange to visit the school, please do not hesitate to contact Rachael Stokes on 01434 610362 or rstokes@qehs.net.
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.

Employee benefits

extensive well-being package.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1301 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
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About Queen Elizabeth High School

Hadrian Learning Trust was established as an academy converter in 2016. The currently comprises Queen Elizabeth High School (with circa 1300 students aged 13-19) and Hexham Middle 460 9-13). provides the highest standard of education to people Tynedale. We are excellent school with a sixth form which outperforms most other state voluntary-aided schools colleges North East England. Our success is due having shared ethos strong partnership between students, parents local community, we want recruit best staff help us achieve our vision being region. attainment high. In 2019, Attainment 8 score 53.3, Progress 0.29. While proud students' success, far from complacent aspire for Year 11 make progress possible. truly outstanding invites comparison country. With average grade B at A-Level, vocational distinction*-, over 160 each year range universities including Oxbridge Russell Group. A number also exciting apprenticeships / conservatoires disciplines. have been placed 2nd out all North-East England two years running Sunday Times Parent Power listings (based on GCSE Level). curriculum offers greater choice subjects than schools. 9 courses prepare their studies whilst same time ensuring that receive broad balanced education. advice guidance offered ensures chosen by suit needs abilities. size subject expertise teachers allow run KS5. historically performance maths attracts 60 study further 15 or more maths. offer sport, music performance, media, IT, health social care business allows opportunity go specialist degrees university. last Ofsted inspection (April 2019) recognised achievement producing well-rounded happy students. Each year, physics visit CERN Large Hadron Collider Switzerland Human Rights group travels Tashi Lhunpo Tibetan Monastery India. One great strengths links local, national international communities, whether this through sport arts charity work, Fairtrade group, hospital concerts foreign visits. This will participate exchange visits linked Spain Germany. annual expedition Morocco. renowned commitment performing can be seen weekly youth theatre fantastic productions such “Les Miserables” December 2019. musicians put autumn spring numerous choirs (including boys’ choir) perform Abbey community. opportunities take part considerable they compete very high level individually teams. rowing team competes successful nationally has produced Olympic athletes rowers. Continuing professional development bringing about significant improvements leadership teaching, Pastoral Team barriers learning affect outcomes reduced. key recent provide supportive but challenging environment develop professionals.

School location

Whetstone Bridge Road, Hexham, Northumberland, NE46 3JB

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