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Vacancy Details

Head of PE & Dance Faculty

Lister Community School
Lister Community School
Working Pattern:
Full Time/Term Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
29/03/2019 at 09:00 AM
Lister Community School

An exceptional school: Our vision is a world class education for young people in Newham. Lister is an 11-16 comprehensive school at the heart of its community.  Recognised as one of the most improved schools in the country (DfE, January 2014) this is reflected in our sustained drive to become an Outstanding school with our Progress 8 at +0.27 and our Progress 8 for disadvantaged students in the top 20% of all schools nationally.  

In our December 2018 Ofsted the inspectors found that the school has maintained the good quality of education and  ‘made strong progress in many aspects of the school’s provision since our last inspection in September 2013. Our many strengths are highlighted, including how students are ‘courteous and articulate’ and ‘say they enjoy school and value the wide range of opportunities they are given’. We are very proud that the report recognises our high aspirations, the hard work and good behaviour of our students, and the dedication and commitment of our staff.

The school benefits from a range of external partnerships including becoming the first partner school in the Music in Secondary Schools Trust, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Music Foundation and the Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.  

Required for September 2019 – subject to successful completion of recruitment checks.


 Salary:  Classroom Teacher’s Pay Scale, plus TLR 1B (£9,661 per annum)

The chance to develop: The successful applicant will be an excellent PE teacher who has the ability to think strategically, analytically and creatively. An integral part of the role requires first rate organisational skills in addition to the ability to prioritise work. They must be committed to further expanding the range of sports, clubs and fixtures offered as part of the team’s extra-curricular programme with the aim of maximising student participation and enjoyment across all year groups.

All students have core PE through to the end of Year 11. In addition, a significant number of Lower School students are able to study specialised Sports or Dance as part of their mainstream curriculum. In the Upper School students have the opportunity to study GCSE PE, GCSE Dance & the NCFE Level 2 Health & Fitness qualification. 

If appointed, you will have the opportunity to work alongside other senior middle leaders who have high expectations and to engage with a broad range of exceptional CPL tailored to your own professional development needs. 

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Head of PE & Dance Faculty then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at:  http://www.lister.newham.sch.uk/vacancies/  or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311. 

Completed applications must be returned to the school at the above address, or by email to: jobs@lister.newham.sch.uk

Applications are required by 9.00 am on Friday, 29th March 2019

Interviews:  Wednesday, 3rd April 2019

We will acknowledge receipt of all application forms. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please do not assume that your application has been received.  Due to high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.

Equal Opportunities

The School has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work.

How to apply

An application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at: http://www.lister.newham.sch.uk/vacancies/ or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311.

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