Nightingale Academy

Head of PE
£27,195 - 42,922 per year
Physical Education

Job Description

MPR plus TLR 2C (ii) (Outer London)

An excellent opportunity for a Head of PE at Nightingale Academy

Required for September 2017

'Only the BEST will do'

Nightingale Academy is part of London Academies Enterprise Trust (LAET) sponsored by Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) and was one of the first Mayor's Academies in London.    We were established as an academy in 2010.

Nightingale has set high expectations and our academy is improving rapidly.  Our mission is to create a thriving and busy school, where all students are motivated and inspired to participate creatively in a supportive and safe environment, achieving at all levels; with staff working towards a common goal to produce well rounded individuals and deliver a first class education in the area of PE. 

The PE Department enjoys a strong reputation within the school. We have state of the art PE facilities which include, a full size sports hall, dance studio, fully furnished fitness suite and studio, a floodlit full size all weather Multi Use Games Area, 3G floodlight pitch for football, rugby, and cricket.

We are looking for an outstanding Head of PE to join a team of supportive and experienced teachers in a very successful PE department, with excellent results. There will be a requirement to commit to extra-curricular activities including after school clubs and matches. 

You will: 

  • Lead and manage the PE department within the academy. 
  • Lead and manage the teaching, learning and work of the PE department to ensure the highest possible levels of achievement 
  • Be able to teach outstanding PE lessons across the full age and ability range, and be able to contribute to our extensive range of theory based subjects
  • Be a team player, able to communicate the love of the subject to students and be highly committed to their role. 
  • Be able to inspire and motivate all students to learn and achieve
  • Be flexible and adaptable to fit in with the demands of our academy 
  • Be an enthusiastic team member with good communication and interpersonal skills 
  •  Actively support our values 
  •  Be an outstanding classroom practitioner with high expectations of work, attitude and behaviour

In return, we offer:

  • 'Opportunities to apply for SLT internship programmes designed to give you further whole school leadership experience.
  • Fantastic CPD, there is a wide range of personalised opportunities to develop your practice and further develop your career. As a team we support and challenge each other through meetings, peer observation, mentoring and team planning.
  • Opportunities to join a career development programme in line with your professional development - ie Ambition School Leadership.
  • As a team we pride ourselves on our team spirit, we regularly share good practice and collaboratively plan lessons.

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners - to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and much more.

This position is required to commence September 2018. 

Closing date: Sunday 29 April 2018.

Please note that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. To apply, please follow the link: 

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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