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South Suffolk Learning Trust

Head of PE and Vocational Education - Colchester Academy

Full Time

Salary : TLR1C £8641

Required for Easter 2020


Culture, Character, Commitment, Currency

Colchester Academy is a thriving secondary school, looking for a passionate, enthusiastic and driven Head of PE and Vocational Education to join its dedicated team. This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to help continue to raise standards across the school and to drive the faculty further on its already successful journey.

Colchester Academy is a secondary school located in the heart of Colchester, Essex, and recently graded ‘GOOD’ by OFSTED (2018). This is an incredibly exciting time in our journey, as we have just joined a local Academy Chain, South Suffolk Learning Trust (SSLT).

We are looking to appoint someone intent upon driving up standards, delivering excellent teaching and inspiring the same in others, and helping lead the school towards excellence.

This is an exciting opportunity to work within Colchester Academy, a school committed to excellence in everything we do. The faculty teaches a variety of subjects including Sport, Childcare and Health and Social Care.

This role provides excellent opportunities for career progression and advancement and would be suitable both for an existing Head of PE looking to develop towards Senior Leadership, or for someone new to middle leadership with exceptional standards, boundless energy and the ability to motivate. Colchester Academy is committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training, and the culture is one of equality and fairness built on relationships developed out of mutual trust and respect.

To apply for this position an application form must be completed in full.  Please also enclose a covering letter outlining your suitability for the post and the skills you will bring to the post.


Job Description

Person Specification

Principal's Letter

Application form

Guidance Notes

If you have any questions or would like to visit the Academy, please contact Michelle Robinson, 01206 878878.

Closing date:  Monday 27th January 2020 – 9am

Interview date: Wednesday 5th February 2020.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Colchester Academy is an Equal Opportunities Employer