Secondary School is a large over-subscribed secondary
school in Hedge End, Southampton and we are looking for a passionate,
enthusiastic, creative Director of Learning - PE to join our PE Department. We are part of the
Wildern Academy Trust which comprises of Wildern School, Deer Park Secondary
School and Boorley Park Primary School.
successful candidate would be given excellent career development opportunities.
For interested candidates who would like to work in a great school with a
strong positive and supportive culture and work with a fantastic curriculum
team with excellent GCSE results we would love to
hear from you.
of working within our PE Department include:
- The PE department consists of 9
specialist PE teachers and 2 specialist dance teachers who all contribute to a
very successful and thriving PE & Sports department.
- We are also incredibly well
supported by our leisure Centre team who assist with the running and
organisation of our leisure Centre complex.
- We have fantastic facilities in
the Wildern PE Department which consists of a Sports hall, Multi-Use Fitness
Hall, Fitness Suite, on-site Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Astro, MUGA, Courts and
extensive playing fields.
- We have an exceptional
engagement rate across KS3 & KS4 in terms of core PE with the vast majority
of our students excelling, enjoying and engaging with our PE program.
- We are an extremely
over-subscribed subject for examination PE whereby we offer two different
qualifications with Edexcel GCSE PE & OCR Nationals Sports Studies.
- Our examination results for
2022/23 placed us as one of the top performing departments nationally with
almost 60% of our GCSE cohort attaining a Grade 7-9.
- We currently have 379 students
studying one of our examination PE courses across Y9-Y11 which shows the
popularity of our subject and the enthusiasm and passion we instill within our
students during Y7 & Y8.
- Students currently receive 5
hours of core PE in Y7, 4 hours in Y8 and 2 hours in Y9-Y11.
- Within Key Stage we deliver an
innovation concept curriculum which aims to develop skills and attributes that
can be applied to a full breadth of sporting disciplines and activities. Our
aim is to instill that love of PE & Sport from a young age and ensure every
student is able to find their niche that they can pursue beyond their time at
- Our extra-curricular program is
extensive where we have, on average, over 20 clubs running weekly which cover a
vast array of different sporting pursuits students can engage with beyond the
For more information on PE
within our school please visit our website:
Benefits of working for our trust include:
- Helping to shape
the futures of children in our community
Supportive, Friendly and sociable colleagues
Amazing Competitive salary
Continuing Professional Development with high quality CPD program
- Many opportunities for career
- Generous Sick Pay Scheme
- Free large on-site car park
- Good transport links
- Workplace Pension Scheme
- Enrolment in the Teachers’
- A tax efficient Cycle-to-Work
scheme through salary sacrifice
- An amazing rate for staff
membership at our modern on-site Leisure Centre
If you currently work in a school,
please ensure one of your references is from your current Headteacher.
submit your application as soon as possible as we may invite candidates to interview
before the closing date. Closing Date: Wednesday 11th October 2023 at 5pm.
Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we
reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we
receive applications that meet the criteria. Once a vacancy has closed, we are
unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as
soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers
to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection
practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to
Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment
Wildern Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.
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