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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    20 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£28,000 - £43,898

Additional allowances

TLR 2C £7,403

What skills and experience we're looking for

At Swanwick Hall Schoolwe are looking to appoint a passionate and driven Head of Physical Education to lead our hardworking team. You will be instrumental in developing the vision for the department with the opportunity to shape curriculum design, develop the practice and pedagogy of others and will work alongside other subject leaders. Whether an experienced subject leader or looking for your first leadership post, you will lead an experienced department of enthusiastic and collaborative PE teachers. The successful candidate will be a dynamic classroom practitioner with a clear sense of purpose and high expectations. Passionate about PE, you will lead all aspects of learning and teaching in the curriculum area, ensuring that students’ needs for all abilities are met. The successful candidate will have a clear vision of what outstanding PE provision is and be able to inspire and enthuse others to ensure that PE across the school is outstanding and everybody is engaged.

What the school offers its staff

  • Highly competitive pay and pay progression opportunities.
  • An array of employee benefits and lifestyle options including discounted healthcare, gym membership and extensive high street retail discounts.
  • Entry to a career average pension scheme.
  • A full induction and a strong commitment to your professional development and career.
  • Opportunities to experience and share practice in our partner schools across the Trust.
  • A stimulating, supportive and rewarding working environment with a dedicated team of like-minded professionals.
  • Excellent opportunities to develop your skills and experience and to progress your career.
  • We take the wellbeing and health of employees seriously. We have a range of support mechanisms and benefits available to employees and the Trust has signed up to the Education Staff Wellbeing Charter.

Further details about the role

Physical Education plays a crucial role in the wellbeing of young people and their personal development; its potential to enhance the education and thus life chances of students is unquestioned. As a dedicated and inspirational Student Progress Leader for PE you will be instrumental in further developing the vision for the faculty and shaping curriculum design; you will also develop the practice and pedagogy of others and be part of an aspirational and cohesive middle leadership team. If you have excellent subject knowledge and are passionate about Physical Education, if you are reflective in your approach to teaching and leading, and if you want to make a lasting impact on students and believe that all students have the capability to succeed, we would love to hear from you. The school benefits from excellent PE facilities including a large and modern sports hall and 20+ acres of parkland including two sets of tennis courts; your role will be to ensure that our 1 100 wonderful students thrive in a broad and engaging curriculum offer, both within the formal taught day and beyond.

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 Swanwick Hall School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1131 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Swanwick Hall School

Located in the semi-rural village of Swanwick on the Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire border and within easy reach of the M1, Swanwick Hall is an 11-18 school with over 1,000 students situated on a beautiful 23-acre site around a Grade 2 listed Hall.

At Swanwick Hall our mission is simple, we exist to provide our students with opportunities and experiences to enhance their life choices, making a positive contribution to the world we share. The school, a member of The Two Counties Trust, is rightly proud of its reputation in the community as a good school which has an excellent record of student progression and positive engagement based on mutual respect.

Arranging a visit to Swanwick Hall School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email abbie.lane@ttct.co.uk.

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