Head of PE and Sport Science

Budehaven Community School, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8DQ

This job expired on 24 June 2022

  • Expected start date

    10 June 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    18 May 2022

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UPS or MPS + TLR £4,932

Head of PE and Sport Science job summary

Budehaven Community School is a vibrant, popular 11 – 19 Secondary Community School with 1181 students on roll.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and inspirational Head of PE & Sport Science to work within our middle leadership team, collaboratively, to take the school onto the next stage of its improvement journey.

Bude is a beautiful part of the country and Budehaven is located at the heart of the town and our community. We work incredibly hard to build and maintain relationships with our community, and we strive to ensure that our reputation across Bude and beyond is positive.

Our school’s ethos is built on care and respect, and this is what we expect of all staff and students, alike.

We are looking for a Head of PE & Sport Science who:
• Can set a clear vision for the PE department, aligned to the values of the school, to ensure the best possible learning experience for all pupils in all years.
• Is a major contributor to the outcomes and leadership of our school.
• Ensures excellent outcomes at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 for all pupils in PE, across all year groups, regardless of background or prior attainment.
• Will lead the department and its staff to ensure a consistent approach and wider sharing of best practice, benefitting all learners.
• Will support and encourage all PE staff in curriculum development and continuous professional development.
• Will foster, promote and coordinate cross-curricular approaches and developments.
• Is responsible for an ongoing review of the PE curriculum through liaison with SLT.
• Will effectively timetable and to contribute as necessary to the planning of the school timetable.
• Will maintain an up to date set of schemes of learning, in-line with the school’s approaches, ensuring a knowledge rich curriculum is embedded throughout KS3 to prepare students for the Cambridge Nationals in Sport Science at KS4.
• Will work with the PE Technician to ensure the classroom and departmental environment supports teaching and learning and is a vibrant place to learn for all, alongside establishing a thorough and exciting extra curriculum and fixture programme, that appeals to all students.
• Can actively recruit Sixth Form learners onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport and Extended Certificate in Sport Science, as well as an increased participation of PE at Level 2 on the Cambridge National in Sport Science course.
• Maintain our strong Sport Leadership provision at both Level 1 and 3; working with our local primary feeder schools to plan and deliver many events, tournaments and festivals.
• Liaise with external providers to establish strong links with promotion of careers in sport, such as university inspiration visits, guest speakers etc.

We can offer:
• Students who are welcoming, well behaved and curious young people
• The support of an experienced governing body and a dedicated team of staff and leaders
• A school that is at the heart of its community and is well respected
• Continued Professional Development tailored to support you as you develop within your role
• A school that has innovative education and health care links
• A successful sixth form with students who go onto top universities

For more details about the school including how to apply, the role and requirements, or for an appointment to visit the school, please visit the school website or TES jobs online.

Application is via completion of an application form with a supporting statement, no more than two sides of A4, Calibri 11 font.

Applications should be returned to clare.brown@budehaven.cornwall.sch.uk by 9.00am on Monday 23rd May 2022.

All applicants will be notified of outcomes by noon on Tuesday 24th May 2022 and interviews will be held on Thursday 26th May 2022.

Budehaven Community School is committed to safeguarding children and all appointments will be subject to a satisfactory and current enhanced disclosure and barring check.

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About Budehaven Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1169 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01288 353271

Our school is situated on the beautiful North Cornish Coast and is at the heart of the Bude community .

Our caring, energetic and ambitious students are a real credit to us; our recent work surrounding the culture and ethos of the school has highlighted their ambition and desire to protect and improve their school and community environment for the future.

Budehaven Community School is well respected within and beyond our community, and provides a varied and ambitious, knowledge rich curriculum from Year 7 through to Year 13 that prepares our students for their futures beyond school. Many of our Sixth Form students to go on to study at some of the top universities in the country. Our Sixth Form, which offers a range of academic and vocational qualifications, including French and Spanish A Levels, has consistently been rated in the top 20% of post-16 providers.

Our school was rated as a Good provider by Ofsted in 2017, and our current inspection window is now open. We received an Ofsted interim visit in November 2020 as part of Ofsted’s monitoring of the provision for students during the Covid-19 pandemic. We were very proud to tell our story, and Ofsted’s letter reflected the innovation and creativity of our dedicated staff.

Arranging a visit to Budehaven Community School

Contact clare.brown@budehaven.cornwall.sch.uk to arrange if requested

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