21 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    19 April 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale


Additional allowances

This role carries a TLR of £5,179

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking 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.

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.
  • 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.
  • Will support and encourage all PE staff in curriculum development and CPD
  • Will foster, promote and coordinate cross-curricular approaches and developments.
  • Is responsible for an ongoing review of the PE curriculum
  • 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
  • Will work with the PE Technician to ensure the classroom and departmental environment supports teaching and learning and is a vibrant place to learn
  • Establish a thorough and exciting extra curriculum and fixture programme.
  • 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 events
  • Liaise with external providers to establish strong links with promotion of careers in sport.

What the school offers its staff


■ 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

■ CPD 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

■ Free use of the on-site Gym which was refurbished Autumn 2021 ■ Number of after school staff activities such as 5 aside football

■ Free membership of the Smart Clinic, benefits include:

○ 24 hour helpline

○ Access to a virtual GP 24/7

○ Support and advice on

○ Managing a condition

○ Better health

○ Cognitive behavioural therapy

○ Counselling

○ Anxiety Management

○ Physiotherapy

○ Stress Management

○ Assertiveness and self-confidence training

○ Time management

■ Free onsite parking

■ Lifestyle Savings – Access a huge range of savings across the UK’s major retailers

■ Home and Electronics – Spread the cost of thousands of technology and home appliances shipped by Currys and John Lewis & Partners

■ Cycle to Work – Save up to 43%* on the latest bikes and accessories for your commute to work (savings are realised through a salary sacrifice arrangement. Excluding disposal fee. Figures are a guide only and dependent on personal situation).

■ On site Gym Membership

■ Eye Test Vouchers for eligible staff

■ Physiotherapy – Access to online advice and exercise programmes

■ Counselling & Wellbeing Support - Access to a Wellbeing Resource Library

■ GP Phone & Video Consultation – Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Further details about the role

Our school is at the heart of the Bude community, with 1229 students on roll. 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. PE and Sport are integral to this, and a key reason for being awarded National Sports Leaders.

As a Headteacher, passionate about the development of PE as a tool to open so many doors in life, I see PE as an integral part of driving the environment and coastal community agenda forward as part of the curriculum and the extra-curricular offer we provide for all students, in all year groups. This is an exciting time for us as a school community, as we seek a new, innovative, creative, and highly effective Head of PE & Sport Science to join our ambitious Middle Leadership Team. The successful candidate will have incredibly high standards for everyone and all they can achieve, whilst being approachable by students, staff, parents and other members of the community, and will build upon the exceptional work of our current Head of PE and Sport. The successful candidate must put the students and the community at the heart of all they do. They must be able to strategically plan for impact, having the ability to articulate the PE department’s curriculum intent, and ensure the whole department can do this at the same level, whilst ensuring its implementation is highly effective to ensure all students achieve their best possible outcomes, at all levels, regardless of background.

If you would like an informal conversation about the role, I will be happy to arrange this.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Dominic Wilkes


Commitment to safeguarding

At Budehaven we are committed to safeguarding; the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to clare.brown@budehaven.cornwall.sch.uk

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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
1215 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01288 353271

Budehaven Community School is located on the beautiful north Cornwall coast in the town of Bude. We are proud to be a fully comprehensive school, welcoming and providing an inclusive education to students from ages 11 to 19. Our school also benefits from a thriving, successful Sixth Form, an on-site Area Resource Base and The Haven – our integrated Health and Wellbeing Centre, providing wider support for our students and members of the community. Budehaven Community School is a thriving environment to be part of, and our ethos, which is built on a foundation of Care, Enjoyment and Opportunities, building Responsibility, Confidence and Success, is tangible from the second you walk through the door. As you travel around our school, the energy of the students and staff is infectious. The stunning work of our talented young people is on display around the school, and their artwork is one of our jewels in the Budehaven crown within our stylish Bistro Art Gallery, aside that of local artists for all to appreciate. We have an annual art exhibition, where members of the community come and admire the work of our young people.

Arranging a visit to Budehaven Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email clare.brown@budehaven.cornwall.sch.uk.

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