Head of PE

The Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire


Job details

Subject Physical Education
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Main pay range 1 to Upper pay range 3, £32,202 to £48,319

Job summary

We are seeking a well-qualified and enthusiastic Head of PE to join this established, progressive and well-resourced department. The academy would like to appoint someone who is passionate about PE and enjoys teaching. Ideally, you will have a track record of improvement and some experience of managing staff. You will have a clear strategy to further the development of Academic PE to achieve excellence within the school.

As Head of PE, you will promote sporting participation and ensure that extra-curricular activities play a part in the students' weekly routine. You will also ensure that the academy identifies and supports sporting excellence and provides opportunities for students to develop in their specialist areas. You will lead the quality assurance of educational provision by monitoring teaching and learning, observing lessons, evaluating the department’s performance and you must be willing to participate in extra-curricular activities.

If you share our aspirations to deliver a sports and physical activities programme that is inclusive and flexible, in which all our pupils can participate, enjoy and achieve, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Our aim is to establish a culture of excellence throughout every element of our academy and move us from Good to Outstanding.

Just 30 minutes by train from Central London, The Highcrest Academy is the first All Ability Academy in the county of Buckinghamshire. It is culturally diverse and a vibrant school making it a fantastic place to teach. We have some students who will need all your support and yet we also featured in the national Ofsted report (2016) for providing challenge to the most able.

There are approximately 1,000 students on roll, which includes the Sixth Form. A new building programme, just completed, comprises a brand-new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym, and a new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff. We also have a thriving House system that brings our whole school community together.

Employee benefits

MPS/UPS and TLR2c (currently £6,829) plus £1,000 bursary for direct applications.

Highcrest offers an innovative and extensive CPD package. There is also the possibility of shared living accommodation.

A thriving school in the heart of the community, we also offer free on-site parking, staff recognition schemes and free gym to counter the “Friday Biscuits” and on-site coffee shop!

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 967 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 18
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website The Highcrest Academy website (opens in a new window)
Contact email office@highcrestacademy.org.uk

School location

Hatters Lane, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP13 7NQ