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Head of Department for Physical Education

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Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£26,226 - £42,498 + TLR 1B
Norlington School & 6th Form. Norlington Road, Leyton, London,
Working Pattern:
Full Time
32.5 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
18/05/2018 at 13:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Norlington School and 6th Form is a small 11-16 boy’s school with a mixed 6th form school. Over the past 5 years the school has transformed itself into one of the highest performing schools in the country and has been recognised by the Minister for State Schools on three separate occasions for student achievement.

Norlington was judged to be a 'good school' by Ofsted;

  • 'Students make excellent progress'
  • 'Students behave well in lessons and around the school. They enjoy coming to school.'
  • '..Leaders have a relentless drive for continuous improvement'

The school has an excellent CPD programme and is committed to developing all staff, as we continue our journey to becoming an ‘Outstanding’ school. This includes three staff training afternoons, two department meetings and one twilight training session every 6 weeks. Lessons finish for students at 2:25pm on a Friday.

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional practitioner who is innovative, motivated and enthusiastic to lead the Physical Education department. P.E is a very popular subject across the school and is offered as a GCSE course. Over the past few years GCSE performance has improved significantly and is now recognized as well above national expectations. The candidate will lead a highly experienced team.

Norlington has a proud history of sporting success and is committed to providing opportunities for all students to engage in competitions across a wide spectrum of sports. Norlington is a partner school for both Essex County Cricket Club and Tennis Foundation (linked to the Lawn Tennis Association) with both offering extensive leadership development links as well as high quality sporting development.

We are currently London Cricket Champions as well as regular Borough Champions in Table Tennis, Badminton, Cricket, and Basketball. Norlington has also won the borough ‘Team of the Year’ award in 3 out of the last 4 years There is a clear expectation that the new Head of Department builds on these successes.

The position is open to less experienced candidates if they can demonstrate the skills and commitment to develop at pace.

For September 2018 we require:

  • An innovative, dynamic and creative person with excellent interpersonal skills
  • A leader who is passionate and enthusiastic about their subject
  • An excellent innovative classroom teacher able to inspire, challenge, motivate and empower our students to achieve
  • Ability to teach GCSE P.E. is essential
  • Commitment to sharing good practice across the whole of school.
  • Excellent subject knowledge with the ability to meet assessment objectives to ensure students make exceptional progress

Whether you are currently in a leadership role or looking to make the next step-up in your career, this post is an excellent opportunity for someone to really make their mark and become part of our committed team at Norlington School.


Posts will be subject to a Prohibition check for all roles involved with the management of pupils. Norlington School and 6th Form is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and young people.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.


A recruitment pack and application form is available on the TES jobs website, school’s website: , Our school/Vacancies link. Please email completed application forms to

Closing date:                                 Midday Friday 18th May 2018                    

Interviews scheduled for:            Week beginning Monday 21st May 2018


Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

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