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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    23 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 March 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Main Scale or UPS TLR1a

What skills and experience we're looking for

General role responsibilities – Head of PE & Performing Arts

Working with the Assistant Head

  • Effective leadership and management of all aspects of academy PE, Sport and Performing Arts provision and outcomes, allowing every student to thrive academically and socially
  • To have a thorough understanding of the PE & PA curriculum
  • A have a strong commitment to lead and develop extracurricular activities and uptake in all areas of the Faculty
  • To act as a role model for all faculty staff, providing ongoing support, training and challenge
  • To quality assure all aspects of Faculty provision acting on the findings
  • To mentor and support the staff within the Faculty
  • To have a continuous oversight of teaching and learning, tracking and supporting the academic progress of all students within the Faculty working at all times to the achievement of outstanding student progress and attainment
  • To monitor and evaluate learner experience and quality of teaching in the faculty.

What the school offers its staff


  • Ongoing training, support and mentoring will be provided
  • Free access to BUPA Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free onsite Parking
  • Generous discount at the David Nieper Ltd factory shop

Further details about the role

Specific responsibilities

Leadership and management

  • Write a faculty development plan, set teaching and academic targets and embed a meaningful monitoring and review process
  • Act as a performance manager discussing, agreeing and reviewing targets with staff
  • Participate in recruitment and selection activities
  • Assist in the professional development of teachers at all stages of their careers
  • Supervise and support beginner teachers and ECTs
  • Prepare and present information for the faculty for governor reports, as required
  • Develop strong employer partnerships
  • Prepare the Faculty budget request and manage the Faculty budget to ensure value for money and impact on teaching, learning and attainment
  • Maintain regular and productive communication with students, parents, colleagues and partners

Commitment to safeguarding

The Governing Body is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people, so all staff appointments are subject to employment checks and a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Candidates should indicate an acceptance of, and a commitment to, the Academy’s policies in relation to equality and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

It is an offence to apply for this role if an applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Please follow the below link to view the Christopher Nieper Education Trust Safeguarding/Child Protection Policy https://davidnieper.academy/about-us/academy-policies/

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About David Nieper Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
765 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Our Academy is sponsored by the Christopher Nieper Education Trust (previously David Nieper Education Trust), together with local employer partners, who are highly committed in supporting the development and achievements of our students. With a clearly defined approach to teaching, applied learning and brand-new purpose-built facilities, which opened in February 2017, we believe that this is a truly exciting time to join the academy. We are a growing academy now of 780 students 11-18 and will soon be at our full capacity of 850 students 11-18. This role is a new post due to our growing pupil numbers. Our September 2022 Ofsted Inspection graded the academy as ‘Good in all areas’, a fantastic improvement from the ‘inadequate’ Ofsted rating when we took over the academy - and we endeavour to build on this as we grow and develop further. We are currently the only academy within the Trust however the Trust is likely to grow in the very near future with a number of other schools actively looking to join.

Arranging a visit to David Nieper Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jrodgers@davidnieper.academy.

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