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  • Expected start date

    16 November 2021

  • Application deadline

    29 November 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    16 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Suitable for early career teachers
Physical education
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Fixed term (02.01.2022 - 27.05.2022)

Job summary


Number on roll 1095 (11-18)


Do you want to join a vibrant, forward-thinking school that places significant value on professional learning and career development? Southfield is an exceptional girls’ school with a mixed Sixth Form. With very strong outcomes that have been sustained over recent years, this is an exciting time to be part of an ongoing journey of expansion and development. Our new Sixth Form building has recently opened with state of the art facilities. This includes a lecture theatre, bespoke coffee shop and a dedicated Professional Learning space for our staff.

We are committed to providing a world class education for every student through a well-designed and balanced curriculum. Our established culture provides a calm, safe and stimulating learning environment. While our recent short Ofsted Inspection confirmed that the school remains Good. It also identified that the school may have been classed as Outstanding if a full inspection had taken place.

The school has a key focus on staff well-being with numerous initiatives in place to support this. They include time for planning off-site for all teachers, active sessions in school alongside a range of workload reforms. We place significant emphasis on working collegiately as a staff to share our expertise and subsequently enhance the learning experience with our students. Every member of the staff is involved in a variety of professional learning programmes that take place every Wednesday across the academic year. All teachers are members of the Chartered College of Teaching providing access to the latest evidence and research.

Ethical leadership is at the core of all decision making at Southfield. As such, staff are valued, treated with respect and afforded a diverse range of opportunities that come with professional trust.

We have implemented a bespoke leadership programme enabling staff to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership. This has provided a number of promotional opportunities for staff within the school. Wherever possible, we will promote from within our school. We believe that our school provides something unique and the perfect environment in which both staff and students have opportunities to flourish and grow in a world of possibilities.

Healthy Living is an innovative aspect of our curriculum and a bespoke course unique to Southfield School. Praised during our recent Ofsted visit, It aims to establish and sustain positive behaviours while ensuring students understand and apply the expected approach to learning and values of the school on a daily basis. The course combines a number of traditional disciplines in Year 7 to connect the curriculum and at the same time reduce the number of staff students encounter through their timetable. All Heathy Living sessions are delivered by the same member of staff to build relationships and ease the transitional experience from Year 6 to 7. The programme is delivered up to, and including Key Stage Five. Nurturing a positive perception of physical activity, healthy nutritional habits and long-lasting learning habits are central to the Healthy Living Curriculum. This combines with personal development, careers guidance and immersive experiences that engage the students with global issues as we continue their progression as active participants locally, nationally and on the world stage.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated and committed teacher who will embrace the varied curriculum and opportunities this role will provide. Students enjoy a myriad of different activities as part of the Healthy-Active element including mountain biking (on the school-site), Yoga, mindfulness and many more. You will join a vibrant team of staff who work collegiately to plan and deliver an exciting and enriching curriculum. There may be opportunities to teach across different areas of the curriculum with the possibility of further responsibilities in the future. This post will be from 4 January 2022 to 27 May 2022.

We may interview suitable candidates prior to the closing date.

Please find a wealth of further information on our exceptional school at

Closing date for applications is 29th November 2021 at 9.00 am.

In addition to your completed application form please apply with a covering letter of not more than one side of A4.

Please submit applications to

Or by post to:
HR Department
Southfield School
Lewis Road
NN15 6HE

t: 01536 513063

Southfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful applicant will be required to undergo enhanced DBS clearance. The school is committed to Equal Opportunities in Employment.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1097 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01536 513063

About Southfield School for Girls

Southfield School for Girls is a high performing girls school that admits boys to the sixth form.
Consistently in the top 5% in the country for Progress 8 scores we offer a rounded education where the 'whole' student is a top priority and academic excellence is matched by high quality pastoral care and excellent opportunities for every student to be outstanding both in and out of school.
A licensed DofE provider - we live what we teach.

School location

Lewis Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6HE

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