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  • Job start date

    1 January 2025

  • Closing date

    30 September 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Pay scale

MPS/UPS + TLR £7847

What skills and experience we're looking for

Head of PEContract: Full Time Permanent

Start: 1 January 2025

Salary: MPS/UPS + TLR2C £7847 pa

Applications are invited for the post of Head of PE at the William de Ferrers School.

We are looking to appoint an inspirational leader to play a key role in leading our PE department who have a strong ethos of collaboration and support. This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful and ambitious department in a warm and supportive school which values the contributions and ideas of all stakeholders and strives for high achievement for all its pupils.

About the school

William de Ferrers is a large secondary school in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex. We are committed to giving the highest standards of education for all our students. We have a senior leadership team that encourage innovation from heads of departments and students who appreciate the support and investment of teachers. We encourage all staff to contribute their ideas to improve the school. Ofsted rated William de Ferrers a ‘Good School’ in December 2018 and we are committed to giving the highest standards of education for the young people in our care.

Visits or telephone calls to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact Mrs Clarkson, PA to the headteacher on 01245 326305 or headspa@wdf.school who will be happy to arrange a visit for you.

Deadline for applications: Noon 30 September 2024, Interview dates tbc.

The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is committed within its schools to:

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual and cultural development of children and young people;
  • Promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;
  • The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs

and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share in this commitment.

As an equal opportunities employer, The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join The Chelmsford Learning Partnership.

In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on an application form, CVs will not be accepted.  This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. In line with recommended practice the school will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidates which is publicly available on-line. The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.

What the school offers its staff

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to be part of a highly supportive and ambitious faculty that is extremely well resourced and popular with students
  • A commitment to a personalised progamme of CPD
  • Opportunity to collaborate across Trust schools
  • Access to a 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexible and family friendly policies and we are open to discussing flexible working arrangements at the point of hire.
  • Benefits platform which offers valuable discounts
  • Access to the Teachers Pension Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Tech Scheme

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 William de Ferrers School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1294 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

William de Ferrers School is based in the centre of South Woodham Ferrers, a riverside town on the north bank of the River Crouch. The school is approximately 14 miles from the city of Chelmsford, with good rail links to London Liverpool Street.

The school is housed in a purpose built community complex which is unique in Essex, benefiting from excellent accommodation and extensive grounds.

The school was rated 'good' by Ofsted in December 2018.

William de Ferrers currently has a seven form entry with the main pastoral organisation based on a year system. Great importance is attached to high standards of conduct, dress, attitude and work. A large percentage of students stay on to join the sixth form and year 12 and 13 students are an integral part of the whole school, they make a valuable contribution to the life of the school supporting younger students across a wide range of activities.

The school is proud of its highly motivated, hard working and committed staff and runs an extensive induction scheme. We offer a wide range of CPD opportunities for all staff which encourages them to be able to continually provide an enhanced service to the school community.

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