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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    18 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 March 2024

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

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What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to join our thriving PE department to support the development of the curriculum and teaching experience in lessons to ensure that all students achieve and progress in line with expectations. Required from September 2024, we wish to appoint an enthusiastic, dynamic and highly motivated teacher of PE with the ability to teach at both Key Stages 3 and 4.

As Teacher of PE, the successful candidate will work to provide outstanding learning opportunities and instill a love of learning. The successful applicant will join a thriving, well-resourced department and a team of highly committed professionals who are passionate about raising standards and learning outcomes for all students. This is an exciting opportunity for you to develop your own career in a challenging, innovative and highly supportive secondary environment. We will invest in you and provide you with the best resourcing and a personal programme of ongoing professional development and opportunity.

What the school offers its staff

This role has a TLR responsibility for a Head of Year role. In the first instance, this will be for the Year 7 cohort joining the school in September 2024. The school is oversubscribed and a full cohort of 180 students will be joining Longdendale in Year 7. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled practitioner to take on a pastoral leadership role in a supportive and innovative school, where behaviour and attitudes were judged to be good by Ofsted in January 2023, and where attendance is above the national average. We are seeking the right candidate to support the successful transition of the new cohort of students and to lead their personal and academic development over the next five years.

Longdendale High School is a popular comprehensive 11-16 academy set at the edge of the Peak District on the border of Tameside and Derbyshire. We have a current intake of 850 students with cohorts typically above the national average in terms of prior attainment. The school is part of the Stamford Park Trust, which is a forward thinking, innovative and supportive trust with the life chances of the young people of Tameside at its heart.

Our students are provided with excellent opportunities in all areas of the curriculum. The successful candidate will play a key role in our continuing journey of improvement as we work relentlessly to ensure all students are supported to achieve their full potential and flourish in all aspects of school life. Longdendale High School is a highly inclusive school, with a strong vision for ongoing improvement.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to satisfactory enhanced status checks from the Disclosure and Barring Service. The school promotes equal opportunities.

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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to hr@spt.ac.uk

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About Longdendale High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
805 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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