Physical Education – Assistant

Ormiston Denes Academy
Responsible to: 
Head of Department (HOD)/Subject.
Fixed term until 31st August 2019 (in the first instance) 22.5 hours per week (12 noon to 4.30pm), 39 weeks per year (term time plus PD days)
Salary/salary scale: 
Grade 3 point 17 – 21 (£18,672 - £20,541 pro rata)
Closing date: 
18th Oct 2018, 9:00 am
Interview date(s): 
Week commencing Monday 29th October 2018.
Start date: 

Ormiston Denes is a thriving and ambitious academy, rapidly moving towards Ofsted Outstanding. We place a high value on staff development, both in teaching and leadership, and we are looking for a committed, talented individual to join our physical education department. You will be joining a well-resourced, supportive academy full of excellent practitioners, keen to share best practice and continue moving forward. We also work collaboratively with other Ormiston Academies, both locally and nationally. This ensures we are at the leading edge of the latest developments and are able to deliver the highest quality career professional development, and provide progression opportunities within the Trust.

The successful candidate will fulfil a range of roles, from administrative support for the Head of Department and teachers where appropriate, assistance in lessons, and cover when members of the department are out. Hours will cover the afternoons at the academy; successful applicants will be expected to be flexible in order to support your needs as curriculum leaders. We are looking for a team player who has energy, enthusiasm and a caring and calm manner. A commitment to ensuring every young person achieves their potential is essential. Our aim is for every student to make outstanding progress in every subject. This is through receiving engaging teaching that focuses on engendering a love of learning. If you are looking to work in a vibrant academy which expects nothing but the best for its students, places a high value on the professional development of its staff, and feel you have the qualities to meet the demands of this rewarding position then we wish to hear from you.

We are looking for an individual who:
 Has a passion for physical education and a special gift of communicating that passion.
 Is innovative, self-motivating and able to inspire others.
 Has the highest expectation for the attainment of all young people.
 Enjoys working as part of a team to ensure the success of the department and the academy.
 Is driven to relentlessly remove barriers to students’ success.

In return Ormiston Denes Academy will offer you:
 A thriving, innovative learning community, committed to excellence.
 A supportive, welcoming community of professionals.
 Extensive development and collaboration opportunities, throughout the Ormiston network.

For more information on Ormiston Academies Trust visit

Ormiston Denes Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

How to apply: 

For further details, an informal discussion with the Head of Physical Education, or to make arrangements to visit the academy, please contact Dawn Carver, or tel. 01502 574474.

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