3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    3 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    1 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Physical education
Working pattern
Full time
1.0 FTE
Contract type

Job summary

Duties and responsibilities as a Head of Subject are numerous but in main, we are seeking to appoint someone who:
• Can lead development of appropriate syllabuses, resources, schemes of work, marking policies, assessment and teaching and learning strategies within the PE Department.
• Day to day management, control and operation of course provision within the department, including effective deployment of staff and physical resources, including students and any support staff linked to the department.
• Data and evidence-focused with excellent attention to detail.
• Work with an excellent team of PE teachers to formulate aims, objectives and strategic plans for the department which have coherence and relevance to the needs of students and to the aims, objectives and strategic plans of the school.
• Creative approach to inspiring students and delivering effective interventions
• Experience in challenging high potential students
• Lead and manage the business planning function of the department and to ensure that the planning activities of the department reflect the needs of students within the subject area, SIP/DIP and the aims and objectives of the school
• Is extremely knowledgeable in Physical Education and has a real enthusiasm for their subject with experience of delivering excellent results
• Teaches engaging and challenging lessons that promote students’ abilities to learn independently and to respond effectively to feedback
• Believes that PE has an important role to play in the development of students’ skills, knowledge and understanding
• Values extra-curricular and is passionate about delivering a high quality extra-curricular program, along with the promotion of a ‘Healthy Schools’ ethos
• Recognises the value of learning beyond the classroom in enhancing the understanding and experience of the world in which we live. To give students out of school experience by organising local and international trips.
• Establish and maintain links with partners in the community.
• Is keen to work in a school which is held in high esteem by its parents and who want further to extend this reputation for excellence.
• Is prepared to accept and endorse the aims and policies of the school as outlined in the accompanying documentation

We offer:
• An innovative Physical Education curriculum recognised by Youth Sport Trust
• An extensive and inclusive extra-curricular offer including local and international Sports Tours
• A professional learning culture that is highly focused on developing your teaching craft
• A well-equipped, modern learning environment that includes a new £8 million teaching block
• A strong community ethos built through a small School System, with each School retaining a strong sense of identity
• A ‘stage not age’ attitude to career development opportunities
• A school that provides rich opportunities for extra-curricular activities including the Duke of Edinburgh Scheme, school expeditions to locations such as Tanzania and Borneo, team sports, dramatic performances and an internationally acclaimed School Band

For further information, please visit our website at www.burtonborough.org.uk, or telephone 01952 386500 or email the Principal's PA at kay.mcclean@taw.org.uk
For daily updates and to see what we do, follow us on Twitter or Instagram @BurtonBorough

Additional allowances

TLR 1.1 (£8,291)

Applying for the job

Please apply by using the schools application form attached to this advert.

Supporting documents

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

School overview

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1145 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number

About The Burton Borough School

Burton Borough is a vibrant and inclusive mixed Comprehensive School of 1170 students, situated on the Shropshire/ Staffordshire border within the pleasant market town of Newport. We were awarded the Gold Mental Health Award from the Carnegie School of Mental Health in April 2019 and are the first school in England to be recognised by Public Health England for the work we do in this area. Our location provides easy access to/ from Shrewsbury, Stafford, Telford and Wolverhampton. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will need to undertake a DBS enhanced clearance for the school.

Arranging a visit to The Burton Borough School

By appointment only

School location

Audley Avenue, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 7DS

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