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Blackfen School for Girls

Blackfen School for Girls

Raising aspirations - releasing potential

Teacher of Physical Education and Dance

REQUIRED FOR SEPTEMBER 2021

TEACHER OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND DANCE

(PERMANENT, FULL TERM)

SALARY: MPR + OUTER LONDON ALLOWANCE

Blackfen School is a progressive and vibrant learning community that focuses on raising the aspirations and releasing the potential of every young person in our care. In 2019, 60% of students in year 11 achieved five or more GCSE 9-4 grades, including at least a 4 in English and a 4 in Mathematics. Our Progress 8 score was 0.018. At A level in 2019, 96% of the grades were A*-E with 30% at A*-B and 63% at A*-C. Similarly, high levels were achieved in Level 3 BTEC qualifications.

Under the arrangements for Summer 2020 examinations, students in Years 11 and 13 continued to make very good progress.

Our flourishing Sixth Form offers a wide range of courses at AS and A2 level, as well as vocational level 2 and 3 courses.

Our Governors wish to appoint an ambitious, talented, innovative teacher who is committed to raising achievement and who has the capacity to make a real contribution to the work of a supportive and continually improving school. Ambition for excellence, a passion for student achievement and the desire to develop professional skills within a supportive learning community will characterise applications for this post.

Both PE and Dance are part of our wider Expressive Arts Faculty. In our PE Department, we offer a breadth of courses at KS4 and 5 including BTEC Level 2 and 3 Sport, Dance and Sports Leaders and also Duke of Edinburgh as a curriculum activity. In our Dance department, GCSE Dance is taught at KS4 and BTEC Level 3 at Key Stage 5. Both Dance and PE are taught as separate subjects at KS3.

Applications will be considered from specialists in either Physical Education or Dance. The balance of PE and Dance on the timetable will be amended to suit the experience and skills of the appointed candidate.

The post would suit either an NQT or more experienced teacher.

As an “Investor in People”, the school provides exceptional opportunities for professional development, with an induction programme and strong support.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Check.

Please see below to download application pack and information.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that the post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment / selection and probationary stages.

We in Blackfen School for Girls are committed to practice that which protects children from harm. Staff and volunteers in this organisation accept and recognise our responsibilities to develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm. We believe all children have a right to attend school and learn in a safe environment. Children should be free from harm by adults in the school and other children.

We shall apply safer Recruitment and Selection to all posts to ensure that all those who work in a school environment are fully aware of our commitment to safeguarding children and are able to show competence and fitness for purpose in this area.

CLOSING DATE: NOON, THURSDAY 13 MAY APRIL 2021

INTERVIEW DATE: WEEK COMMENCING 17 MAY 2021