Director of Netball

Samuel Whitbread Academy, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5QS

This job expired on 15 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    15 May 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    1 April 2022

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Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £25,714 to £41,604

Director of Netball job summary


JOB TITLE: Director of Netball

BASED AT: Samuel Whitbread Academy

SALARY/GRADE RANGE: MPS / UPS plus £100.00 bonus for each external student recruited to the Academy’s Netball Programme

RESPONSIBLE TO: Head of the PE Department

The Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) is a multi-academy trust providing exceptional education across our community of 10 schools and five nurseries. Since forming in 2016, we have grown significantly into one of the largest single employers in Central Bedfordshire. We now educate more than 5,000 children across the area, from nursery age to advanced level study. It is our aim to grow the BEST in everyone, and everything we do is driven by our values, but our aims can only be achieved if we recruit, retain and develop the highest quality workforce – and we want those we employ to be valued in the workplace. The first five years of BEST has been a real success story – and we are looking forward to an exciting future, too.

Samuel Whitbread Academy is looking to appoint an innovative, enthusiastic and committed Director of Netball to join a very dedicated and passionate team in September 2022.

The PE Department at Samuel Whitbread Academy is striving to be ranked in the top 5% of PE departments in the UK based on our excellent exam results. We are a large department of 16 with a range of sporting experiences, different teaching styles and specialisms that challenges students to achieve the highest possible outcomes. We have three sports academies: Football, Netball and Rugby and the Directors of these sports are some of the best in education.

With regards to extra-curricular activities we consistently win district and county titles in numerous sports and have enjoyed national success at Football, Rugby, Athletics, Netball and Badminton. We are building a reputation for sport across the UK and are now recognised by many schools and competitors as a force to be reckoned with in any sporting event. We hope to build on success and continue to produce professional sports men and women that, through our excellent teaching, fulfil their potential.

All Teachers within the PE Department have responsibility for examination groups and are also timetabled to lead Core Games. CPD is at the forefront of the PE Department’s ethos. We strive to maintain the highest of standards for students at Samuel Whitbread Academy, to ensure they receive the best learning experience whilst in our care. Staff within the PE Department are incredibly dedicated, always going above and beyond expectations as they push academic and extra-curricular achievements for students in all year groups.

The PE Department has an excellent range of practical teaching facilities including a new sports hall, gymnasium, an activities hall, eight tennis courts and extensive fields which surround the Academy site. We are also very fortunate to have two PE computer suites fully equipped for theory lessons.

If you have a passion for sport and improving student progress and outcomes, Samuel Whitbread Academy will be able to satisfy your aspiration, support you to improve your pedagogy and, encourage you to take risks.

This role will involve working closely with the students at Samuel Whitbread Academy and you will be engaging in regulated activity with children.

Information about Samuel Whitbread Academy can be found on the school website https://www.samuelwhitbread.org.uk/

Applications may be made online via the MyNewTerm website, If you would prefer a Word Application Form, one may be obtained by directly emailing Samuel Whitbread Academy via the contact details provided below.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children's welfare and offers of employment are subject to DBS clearance and two satisfactory references.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

Strictly no agencies.

Additional allowances

Plus £100.00 bonus for each external student recruited to the Academy’s Netball Programme

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About Samuel Whitbread Academy

School type
Academy, ages 13 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1663 pupils enrolled
Age range
13 to 18
Contact phone number
01462 629900

Samuel Whitbread Academy

We offer an exceptional academic and extracurricular experience at Samuel Whitbread Academy in an outstanding learning environment where students are expected to work hard and achieve their best.

In our last Ofsted inspection, we were judged as ‘Good’ with many outstanding features and over the next three years we have set ourselves the target of being Outstanding!

Our GCSE results are amongst the best in the Local Authority. We offer a well-balanced curriculum with plenty of choice to prepare our students for the next stage in their lives. Most of our students continue on to the Sixth Form, which is one of the largest and highest performing in the area - providing students with a huge range of courses designed to match the expectations of universities and employers.

Our pastoral care is exceptional and we have dedicated pastoral support teams for each Year Group. The Academy is also broken down into five houses, named after people who have made a distinctive contribution to our community. These provide the framework for the multitude of different competitions, celebrations and charity events that bring our school community together during the year.

Extra-curricular opportunity is a vital part of our ethos and we expect all of our students to get involved in at least one club or activity. There are a huge number of opportunities ranging from highly competitive sports teams to spectacular drama and musical performances.

We enjoy showing visitors around the school so please take the opportunity to come and see us during the school day, so you can see Samuel Whitbread Academy in action and we can answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Nick Martin, Principal.

Shefford, Bedfordshire

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