This job expired on 17 April 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

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Physical education

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Inner London United Learning Teachers’ pay scale + TLR

Head of Girls PE job summary

Required: September 2023

About The Hurlingham Academy: The Hurlingham Academy is a very special community. In 2022, our GCSE results were ranked the highest in United Learning Academies, the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the school was ranked ninth in the country for progress. A tremendous 93% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and maths, with 88% achieving grade 5 or above in the two subjects. At the higher levels, nearly half (48%) of all students achieved a grade 7 or above in English and maths.

These tremendous results are due to the unique culture and community that has developed at The Hurlingham Academy. The highest expectations of students and real academic rigour are combined with a strong focus on developing the whole child and embedding a culture in which every single child matters, and must be supported to achieve their full potential. 42% of our students are pupil premium (nearly twice the national average) and so we are working to help some of the UK's most economically needy students achieve the best GCSE results possible and thus change lives. All staff at the academy are driven by a strong mission to provide educational excellence to students with the least privilege.

Our results show that The Hurlingham Academy is a place where students from all backgrounds thrive academically and socially in an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance and diversity. Our academic approach is for every student in every lesson to enjoy their learning. We strive to ensure that our teaching standards are exceptionally high, and that children feel safe and supported in school. Lessons follow a knowledge-rich and academically rigorous curriculum, and we place a significant emphasis on teachers inspiring their students to love their subject through strong personal subject knowledge and a passion for their subject.

The Hurlingham Academy is a close-knit and diverse community that learns together, has fun together and continues on our journey towards all-around excellence for each individual student year after year. The Academy has cultivated a friendly and welcoming environment for all its staff, with a strong collaborative culture that has community at its heart. Our teachers feel empowered, supported and are provided with the highest-quality professional development. We pride ourselves on ensuring that every member of staff is supported to be the best they can in the classroom and to achieve their career aspirations. Here is the opportunity for you to join one of the most happy and successful schools in United Learning and to be part of the incredible journey that The Hurlingham Academy has been on.

The Hurlingham Academy is a mixed secondary academy based in Fulham, West London, located just 10 minutes from Parsons Green tube station; adjunct to South Park and within a stone’s throw of the River Thames.

About the role: We are seeking to appoint an innovative and dynamic Head of Girls PE. If you are looking for your next challenge, this is an exciting opportunity to develop your leadership skills and contribute to the development of an outstanding and innovative department that is passionate about providing the highest quality physical education to young people.

The Person: You will need to have QTS and a good honours degree in the relevant subject area.

The successful candidate will need to be able to work independently as well as part of a team. You will need to be able to work under pressure, have excellent communications skills, and be computer literate.

You should have experience in delivering high quality teaching and learning, have evidence of outstanding student attainment, be an excellent classroom teacher and have high personal and professional standards. You should be enthusiastic about working within a school environment and be an inspiring role model to our students.

Additional information: It is important that all applicants complete the application process. The application pack can be downloaded it from https://www.thehurlinghamacademy.org.uk/useful-links/vacancies.

Closing date: noon, 17.04.2023.

Safeguarding info: The Hurlingham Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for all successful applicants


Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About The Hurlingham Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
697 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

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