Required 1st January 2022
Number on Roll 1478 (including 279 in the Sixth Form)
The Governors of this successful and oversubscribed Catholic High School are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic leader of our Physical Education Department to start in January 2022. This is a fantastic opportunity to lead a department in a successful and vibrant school. The successful candidate will share our commitment to academic excellence and our desire to help every child succeed through outstanding examination achievements, public performances and extra curricular participation.
Students at St. Joseph’s RC High School are proud of their vibrant learning community which is committed to providing everyone with the opportunity to discover their talents, realise their potential and become well rounded, socially conscious young citizens.
The successful candidate will:
• be a graduate with qualified teacher status in this curriculum area.
• have appropriate experience in leading Physical Education based activities.
• combine resilience and determination with an ability to inspire, innovate and motivate colleagues and students.
• be focused upon high standards in every aspect of their work.
• be a team player with drive, enthusiasm, resilience and warmth.
• be ambitious to make a difference in the lives of the young people we serve.
• be committed to supporting and coaching staff.
The PE department at St. Joseph’s is an enthusiastic team who thrive on excellence in lessons and a successful extra-curricular programme. This has resulted in the school having a long standing tradition of representative honours at local, regional and national level.
The school has been categorised as ‘Green’ for five consecutive years in the Welsh Government’s categorisation system. Estyn and Section 50 inspections have highlighted the many good and excellent features of the school.
St. Joseph’s RC High School is a happy, ambitious and very successful learning community. The school’s performance at GCSE and A level has been exceptional over the last four years and the school balances its academic success with a focus on the wellbeing and care of every child.
Please refer to the ‘Candidate Brief’ for further information to include departmental information, job description and person specification.
The successful applicant would have a customised induction programme and opportunities for further staff development.
This post will require you to be registered with the EWC.
The school is located close to Junction 28 of the M4.
Further details about our school can be found on our school website.
Closing date: Friday 25th June 2021 (Noon)
The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Disclosure and Barring Service - This post will result in you having contact with children, the elderly, sick or disabled. The Authority, therefore, requires that by virtue of the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, the Children’s Act 1989 and/or the Police Act 1997, you reveal any criminal convictions, bind over orders or cautions, including those which would normally be regarded as spent. You must complete the relevant section on the application form – your application will be returned if this section is incomplete. Further information about Disclosure and Barring Service and the Council’s approach to recruiting ex-offenders should follow the application form, if not contact the person named in the advertisement.
We have a legal obligation to ask you to provide evidence of your right to work in the UK if you are invited to interview, you will be asked to provide appropriate documentation such as your full birth certificate/passport/work permit in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and actively encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Selection will be made on ability and skills to undertake the role.
We welcome applications for all our jobs in either Welsh or English.
We are compliant with the Welsh Language Service Delivery Standard and are happy to support the delivery of interviews in the medium of Welsh if required. If you would like us to undertake your interview in Welsh, please state this clearly in the first line of your supporting statement.