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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible or September 2023

  • Closing date

    31 January 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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Pay scale


Additional allowances

POTENTIAL TLR 2(1) £3017

What skills and experience we're looking for

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.

What the school offers its staff

The school was accredited as World Class in July 2021 and as such, 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. Our most recent Ofsted inspection identified that the school may have been classed as Outstanding if a full inspection had taken place.

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 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 isinvolved in a variety of professional learning programmesthat take place every Wednesday across the academic year. All teachers are members of theChartered College of Teaching providing access to the latest evidence and research.

We have also implemented a bespoke leadership programme enabling staff to develop their knowledge and understanding of leadership at different levels. This has provided a number of promotional opportunities for staff within the school. Indeed, where possible, we will promote from within our school.

Moreover, we are committed to the Education Staff Well-being Charter, with numerous initiatives in place to support this. They include time for planning off-site for all teachers, active sessions in school and a broad range of workload reforms.

Further details about the role

Physical Education is a subject that runs both GCSE and A-Level qualifications and gets good numbers and results year on year. Students engage with these subjects and deal well with the mixture of practical and theory lessons. Core Physical education is taught as part of our Healthy Living curriculum. Healthy Living is an innovative aspect of our curriculum and a bespoke courseunique to Southfield School.Praised during our recent Ofsted visit, itaims 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 reducethe number of staff students encounter through their timetable. All Heathy Living sessions in years 7 and 8 are delivered by the same member of staff to ease the transitional experience from Year 6 to 7 and build relationships. The programme is delivered up to, and including Key Stage Five in order to nurture 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 andimmersive experiences that engage the students with global issues as we continue their progression as active participants locally, nationally and on the world stage.

Although the successful applicant will form part of our healthy living faculty and teach some classroom based lessons in years 7 and 8, the intention would be for them to mainly teach active lessons for years 9 and above alongside the examined courses.

There is also a TLR available for the coordination of school fixtures and sports club for the right candidate – please see job description for this role.

Commitment to safeguarding

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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About Southfield School for Girls

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1153 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

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.

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