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Head of Faculty - PE

Melksham Oak Community School, Bowerhill, Melksham, Wiltshire, SN12 6QZ
Melksham Oak Community School
Full Time
MPS-UPS with TLR 2c
10th March 2023
Start Date
1st September 2023
22nd April 2023 12:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
1st September 2023
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1317190

Please note that applications will be reviewed as received and should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early. Therefore, early application is encouraged.

Vacancy Details

Melksham Oak Community School is a large, thriving 11-18 secondary school where students of all abilities, aptitudes and social backgrounds are nurtured, encouraged and challenged to achieve their best.

We couldn’t do what we do without our fantastic staff team, and we have an exciting opportunity for an outstanding teacher with the experience to step up into a Head of Faculty position in our school to lead the PE department.

The PE department is a well-established, enthusiastic and passionate team who are committed to providing a high-quality learning experience for all out students. We are fortunate at Melksham Oak to have fantastic state of the art facilities, both inside and out. PE is a very popular subject at all key stages. Sport Studies (Cambridge National Award) is regularly over-subscribed at KS4 and the Sport and Physical Activity course (Level 3 Cambridge Technical) is popular at KS5.

If you are a qualified and enthusiastic teacher with looking for the next step in your teaching career, within a challenging but highly rewarding role, then we want to hear from you. Come and join us in a key role on this exciting journey to help every student in our school reach their potential.

All About You

Do you have what it takes to join us? The Head of Faculty we would like to join us will be:

  • A dynamic, inspirational and enthusiastic classroom practitioner with high expectations for students.
  • Passionate about your subject, able to inspire and motivate students and staff.
  • A role model for our students and staff.

Why Work for us?

We think you will love working with us and here are some of the reasons why:

  • We are a welcoming and supportive school with strong values and a caring ethos.
  • Our staff are a hardworking team dedicated to helping children succeed.
  • Our children are engaged and eager to learn.
  • We have a supportive leadership team and wider school community.

As part of The White Horse Federation multi-academy trust, we benefit from their support, encouragement, shared resources and outstanding CPD opportunities.

Why not come and see for yourself? We would love to welcome you to our school and show you around so that you can better understand our school environment. Please get in touch with the school office to arrange.

The White Horse Federation is a large Multi-Academy Trust in South West and South East England, committed to providing the very best education for our students. We believe in empowering our staff to be the very best they can be, and that is why you will find a wide range of professional development opportunities available to you when you join us.


We believe in valuing our staff, and one of the ways we can do that is by offering a range of benefits to our staff:

  • Car Purchase Scheme
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Reward Gateway Discounts
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent Pension Scheme

Ready to Apply?

We hope we have done enough to give you a flavour of what it is like to work here. If you would like come and join us, then please apply today – we are looking forward to hearing from you.


Safeguarding Statement:

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 role, you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. Please note that references will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.

The White Horse Federation values uniqueness and recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce. We value the contributions of all staff from a wide range of backgrounds and we are committed to building an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. At The White Horse Federation, we believe that everyone should be treated with fairness and respect and share a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at all of our schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and operate a fair recruitment process, free from discrimination against the protected characteristics, in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Melksham Oak Community School

Melksham Oak Community School

Part of The White Horse Federation

The White Horse Federation