Head of Faculty for Physical Education

Frome, Somerset
Selwood Academy
Full Time
MPS/UPR plus TLR 2.2
6th May 2022
Start Date
1st September 2022
23rd May 2022 09:00 AM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start Date
1st September 2022
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1235521

A Full Time / Part time Head of Faculty for Physical Education. A job share would be considered - Required for Sept 2022.

We are seeking a leader who will inspire our fully staffed, dedicated team of specialists as well as pupils to create a faculty which leads the way in teaching and learning and contributes to a successful school which actively promotes and values professional development.

 “Selwood is a good school. Pupils at the school are extremely polite and accommodating…. Pupils are enthusiastic in their learning …. There is a real sense of fun at the school …… The range of opportunities provided by the school enhances the quality of pupils’ education” (Ofsted June 2017) and in 2019 the Academy received a section 48 SIAMS inspection in which it was judged as “Excellent.”

Selwood is a large Middle school recognised for its warm, caring, vibrant community. We are ambitious for our students and work collaboratively with local partners to ensure that all of our stakeholders are able to “let their light shine before others”. This is lived out through diverse educational opportunities, a rigorous, coherent and differentiated curriculum as well as proactive pastoral support, grounded through our work as a Thrive school. As part of our vision staff wellbeing is paramount, we have hugely supportive staff, with a wellbeing team in place.

Sports provision and extracurricular activities are at the heart of the school and were are seeking a candidate who further develop this area of strength.

Recognition for staff is at the forefront of our practice and we have policies in place to support this, including a reasonable feedback policy, supportive behaviour policy and relentless support from all leaders to support all staff to fulfill their potential through high quality CPD and support.

This post would allow you to join the Academy at a very exciting time. This is an exciting new post which will allow the successful candidate to fully develop leadership potential. Due to the nature of the school this role would be suitable for a practitioner from a Primary, Secondary or Middle school background.

We require someone who:

• Will lead PE Provision across the school.

• Can effectively develop, lead and manage a team

• Supports the schools vision

• Displays a clear vision and passion for effective PE provision and can motivate those around them.

• Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, organisation and communication skills.

• Has a proven track record of whole school improvement.

We encourage potential candidates to book in a tour of the site.

Closing date for this post is 9am Monday 23 May 2022

Interviews – Wednesday 25 May 2022

Please see our website for more details and to apply

This post requires a criminal background check via the disclosure procedure.


Safeguarding Statement:

Selwood Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment all our posts require an enhanced criminal background check via the disclosure procedure and are subject to pre-employment checks.  We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.