Deputy Leader of Learning: Personal Development, Health and Wellbeing
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative and forward thinking teacher to take on a leadership role within a new faculty from September 2019. The faculty of Personal Development, Health and Wellbeing incorporates the subjects of Welsh Baccalaureate, Physical Education, Food and Personal and Social Education. These subjects are currently well established and thriving as separate departments, but from September will merge together as a new faculty.
- Welsh Baccalaureate has become a flagship department within the school in a short space of time. The Welsh Baccalaureate/Skills Challenge Certificate is taught throughout KS4 and KS5. It is a key component of the curriculum and contributes to the wider and extra-curricular life of the school and community. September 2018 saw the implementation of ‘skills’ lessons at KS3. At present, the Skills Challenge lessons are delivered by a team of four full or part time specialist teachers. Classes receive 4 hours contact time per fortnight to complete the 4 challenges that make up the skills challenge certificate of global citizenship, employ-ability and enterprise, community and the individual projects. Pupils are all valued as individuals and are given the opportunity to succeed and fulfill their potential. At Key Stage 5 pupils study the Welsh Baccalaureate alongside their other A level or vocational subjects.
Results in the department are excellent; the school achieved 71% Level 2 in the Skills Challenge Certificate in the Summer of 2018 and results this year are expected to be equally as impressive.
- The PE department is well established and provides an excellent range of physical activities for pupils at the school, including a range of extra-curricular activities. The department has enjoyed outstanding success in recent years with both GCSE and BTEC results and strong numbers of pupils opting at KS4. This is a well-resourced department with purpose built indoor and outdoor facilities.
- This subject is currently part of a technology carousel at KS3 and is offered as a Hospitality qualification at KS4, where there are consistently excellent results. It is a subject which is highly valued by pupils and attracts strong numbers of pupils opting at KS4. The department is well resourced and contributes effectively to wider school links with partner primaries.
- PSE is a strength of the school and the quality of Care, Support and Guidance was commended in our recent Estyn report. PSE is delivered in a variety of ways through mentoring sessions with form tutors, curricular activities and drop-down days.
SHORTLISITING- TUESDAY 21ST MAY 2019
INTERVIEWS- THURSDAY 23RD MAY 2019
Applicants should inform their Headteacher of the potential interview date, due to the short turnaround.
All successful applicants will be subject to a full enhanced DBS and will be unable to commence employment at the school until all pre-employment checks have been completed.
The school has a rigid Safeguarding Policy in place, as well as a Safeguarding Officer and various other employees who deal with child welfare issues.