This job expired on 1 March 2024

  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Head of department or curriculum

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4


Physical education

Working pattern

Full time: 27.5hrs a week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

MPS1 – UPS3 (£30,000 - £46,525)

Pay scale

M1 - UPS3 (Teacher)

Additional allowances

TLR2B (£5,350)

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governors of St EdmundArrowsmithCatholic High Schoolwish to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic and inspirational leader of our PE Department.

The successful candidate will have a clear vision of how the teaching of PE should develop over the next few years. They will be able to develop a challenging curriculum at KS3 that motivates our pupils and secures high levels of progress for those KS4 students who choose to study PE.The postholder will have the management skills to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the department, and join a team of like-minded individuals, both within the department and throughout the school.

Our PE Department is well equipped with a gymnasium, sports hall, outdoor tennis courts, a MUGA pitch and a large field area. It is important to acknowledge that PE is an important part of the curriculum and a popular option subject, offered at GCSE, along with Cambridge Nationals in Sports Studies and Sports Science

We are committed to our extra-curricular and enrichment programme, with students able to choose from a variety of sporting activities. We are proud of our close links to external sporting organisations, such as Wigan Warriors Rugby Club and promote the opportunities to strengthen school-to-club links within our community. We pride ourselves on broadening pupils’ experiences with physical activity and sport. PE plays a central part in the school-house system, culminating in in a whole school sports day, which has legendary status amongst our school community, past and present.

We are passionately committed to the professional development of our staff and offer an outstanding CPL programme that is universally valued by colleagues. A lot of care and is taken to manage workload to ensure that colleagues enjoy their work and it is recognised that SEACHS is a positive place to teach.

What the school offers its staff

In return we offer a bespoke CPD programme, research and development, links and networks with other outstanding schools as well as a plethora of extra-curricular and cross-curricular working opportunities.

We are a forward-looking and flourishing school, well regarded for the excellence of our academic achievement and the high level of motivation of pupils and staff. Visitors to our school never fail to comment on our respectful students, the positive team ethos amongst staff and the friendly welcome that they receive.

It really is worth applying for this post and joining somewhere special!

We seek application from those of Catholic faith, all faiths or no faith who are supportive of our Christian values and ethos.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Offer of employment is subject to safeguarding checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance, pre-employment health check and references.

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About St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield

School type
Local authority maintained school, Roman Catholic, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1211 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01942 728651

Established in 1961, St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School has a proud history. We are a mixed, voluntary-aided Catholic secondary school for pupils aged 11-16, located in Ashton-in-Makerfield, near Wigan in Greater Manchester. The pupil roll is 1,200 and we are over-subscribed year on year due to the excellent reputation the school holds within the community.

St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School is committed to providing an education rooted in Gospel values, inspiring pupils to make the world a better place. “Prepare the way of the Lord” is the school motto.

Arranging a visit to St Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic High School, Ashton-in-Makerfield

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@arrowsmith.wigan.sch.uk.

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