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Sir Harry Smith

Sir Harry Smith Community College

  • Curriculum Manager for Physical Education


    TLR 2b £4,783

    This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts are subject to Enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment history references.

    We are seeking to appoint an ambitious and inspirational practitioner to continue to develop our PE department. You will work closely with SLT to provide visionary leadership and effective management of a strong department.  The opportunity exists to increase outstanding outcomes in the department as well as to implement a rich and rewarding curriculum at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 with a talented team of staff.  As with all middle leadership roles, the chance to shape students’ understanding of a curriculum area is important and, as such, the successful candidate will inspire all students to take part in physical activity and sport and will be crucial in promoting healthy, active lifestyles across the College.

    In addition to core PE across KS3 and KS4 we offer the Cambridge National in Sport course and at Key Stage 5 we offer the BTEC National Extended Certificate and the Sports National Diploma. We are proud of our extensive extra-curricular programme and always look to develop this further.

    The role will suit a committed deputy head of PE looking for their first Head of Department role or an ambitious teacher of PE who is ready to step up to a new and exciting leadership challenge. The school offers strong support through our line management structure as well as an excellent induction programme and a commitment to ‘bespoke’ CPD for individual needs.

    The successful candidate will join a strong team of 7 teachers. From the moment you join us you will feel welcomed and supported by the whole school team, ranging from early career teachers through to highly experienced practitioners.

    Sir Harry Smith Community College is an 11-18 Academy, proud of its traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning and its standards of discipline and respect.  The College serves the market town of Whittlesey, seven miles outside of Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.  The College is part of the Aspire Learning Trust working together with Park Lane and New Road Primary Schools, also in Whittlesey, to help every child achieve their full potential, to prepare them for their next educational steps, to teach them kindness and respect for all and to equip them to play a full satisfying role in society.   

    In October 2018, Ofsted recognised that Sir Harry Smith Community College continues to be a Good school.  They also acknowledged that we are “A vibrant, welcoming and caring school, in which pupils enjoy their learning and feel valued.”

    For more information or an informal discussion about the role, please contact Tim Smith (SLT, PE Line manager) on 01733 703991 or  

    Application deadline is 9am on Monday 16th May 2022 (We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date if we consider that we have received an appropriate number of suitable candidates for the post).  Please send completed application forms, together with a short letter of introduction to:  

    Applicants are thanked for their interest in Sir Harry Smith Community College.  Please note that only candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted after the closing date.