In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, recruitment across the nation has had to shift tack quickly; and The White Horse Federation is no exception. We continue to recruit excellent Teachers, in the knowledge that schools across our Trust will be in need of fantastic, inspirational educators for September 2020.

About the opportunity:

The Ridgeway School are seeking a dynamic and dedicated School Sport Coordinator (SSCo)/Teacher of Physical Education with enthusiasm and motivation to inspire and develop PE and sport within The Ridgeway School and across the White Horse Federation Trust primary schools in the local Swindon area.

We are looking for a qualified PE teacher (QTS) who is a committed professional with excellent communication skills and IT literate, with the ability to adapt to a variety of situations. You will be working predominately within 10 primary schools across the trust, alongside Primary teachers to help increase their confidence and expertise in delivering high-quality PE lessons, as well as delivering PE lessons and assisting with extra-curricular activities. You'll also be responsible for delivering sports leader programmes within The Ridgeway School and festivals for the trust primary schools You will be supported by a dedicated and passionate department and will have many different tools at your disposal to provide the best Physical Education experiences within our trust.

Experience in delivery of a wide range of activities including swimming will be an advantage and it is expected that the appointee will contribute to our extensive range of extra- curricular activities.

Applications from both experienced and newly qualified teachers will be welcomed.

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College is committed to ‘Inspiring learners for their future’. We are an ambitious 11-18 school with 1600 students, 200 of which are Sixth Form. The school lies just south of the M4 between junctions 15 & 16, and within easy travelling distance of Bath, Bristol and Reading. The Ridgeway School and Sixth Form College is part of The White Horse Federation Multi-Academy Trust.

The successful candidate will be:

A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations in your own classroom.
Fully committed to learning, high quality teaching and raising standards of all students.
Passionate about your subject; able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
Committed to ensuring all students reach their potential.
Able to recognise opportunities and face challenges, whilst maintaining your sense of humour and care for young people.
Capable of promoting partnerships and collaborative working.
A role model for our students and staff.

We Can Offer You:

A good school and a highly supportive Senior Leadership Team
An opportunity to develop your leadership skills with an eye towards further leadership.
A well-resourced, hard-working and supportive team.
Excellent care and support for all staff.
Comprehensive induction and on-going opportunities for Professional Development.
A positive and stimulating learning environment which values the contribution of all staff.
Enthusiastic students, willing to learn.

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Benefits:

We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)
Reward Gateway discounts (P&T)
Cashback healthcare plan (P)
Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)
Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)
Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)
Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us:

The White Horse Federation

The WHF is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the south of England. At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence blended with a shared moral purpose and shared values. We genuinely believe in partnership working with our schools, the students and their parents and the wider community each serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.

We also believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country and we are proud to empower them through support, training and career opportunities. With such outstanding staff we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed. References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.